Publishers are furious that Melbourne Writers Festival isn't about the printed word anymore, but the knowledge class' dirty secret is they would rather sink into Netflix than the printed word anyway.
The "last American vitalist" pays a visit to the pearly gates to explain what all the obituaries are getting wrong about him.
Australian authors Jackie French and Mem Fox respond to yesterday's article on parallel import restrictions on books.
After a string of literary rejections, Murray Middleton wins one of Australia's most prestigious literary awards -- and isn't allowed to tell anybody about it.
We love the narrative that blames a current cultural ill (loose morals, video games, a controversial book, misogyny) for random acts of inexplicable horror. But this narrative is completely wrong.
Historian Clare Wright has won the Stella prize for literature for her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, and a literary who's who were out in force at last night's awards ceremony.
British author Margaret Drabble is still writing about women, children and careers in the 1960s and 1970s. But as a Melbourne audience found out, her latest book risked not being published at all.
Eleanor Catton is the youngest person ever to win the Man Booker Prize, and for the longest book. And yet the New Zealander's 832-page epic tome is still compulsively readable.