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Eight Lives: a pacy medical thriller

"A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page." — Affirm Press

Between fact and fiction: why documentary doesn’t need to be as simple as it sounds

The boundaries of hybrid-documentary, docu-fiction and narrative drama are forever shifting, and producing some particularly exciting films.

The only categories your podcast can fall into

Podcast is a relatively new medium and yet already many podcasters insist on falling into predictable tropes. We've listed the definitive categories.

How it feels to be caricatured in Richard Flanagan’s new novel

Publisher Sandy Grant was caught a bit off guard when he found himself fictionalised in Flanagan’s new book, First Person.

Alexander McCall Smith, the author of the hugely popular <em>No 1. Ladies Detective Agency</em> series, spoke in Melbourne last night. He was challenged about how he writes on HIV.

Does No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency gloss over the tragedy of HIV?

Alexander McCall Smith, the author of the hugely popular No 1. Ladies Detective Agency series, spoke in Melbourne last night. He was challenged about how he writes on HIV.

The local swimming pool in Black Hill, Ballarat is not a luxurious place. But for $7.60 <b>Andrew Ramadge</b> can escape into a place far away from his old life in Sydney.

An ode to the Black Hill swimming pool

The local swimming pool in Black Hill, Ballarat is not a luxurious place. But for $7.60 Andrew Ramadge can escape into a place far away from his old life in Sydney.

<em>Forbes</em> has released its annual list of the richest characters in fiction. This year, a newcomer has taken the top spot: Carlisle Cullen from the <em>Twilight</em> series, who is worth $34.1 billion.

The 15 richest people (who don’t actually exist)

Forbes has released its annual list of the richest characters in fiction. This year, a newcomer has taken the top spot: Carlisle Cullen from the Twilight series, who is worth $34.1 billion.