He was a poet who reached across the aeons to Homer, yet he lived in a land which has never willingly taken a single poem to its heart.
There's been "a slow upward trend towards equality” in the world of publishing. But are we still in need of radical change?
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.
William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury was originally published to little fanfare. There was a reason for that.
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.
Beware trigger warnings, the lamest right-wing beat-up of our time. Plus other media tidbits.
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.