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Follow Friday: @adellewaldman, inside the mind of the hideous man

Follow Friday: @adellewaldman, inside the mind of the hideous man

Adelle Waldman's first novel is an insightful and probing look inside the mind of the casually cruel man. Our correspondent ponders his own life in chatting with her about writing and Twitter.

Read something ‘Australian’

Read something ‘Australian’

What is "Australian" writing? In the inaugural Miles Franklin award oration on Tuesday, Peter Temple gave the question a red-hot go. It poses some interesting examples to read, says Siobhan Argent.

Read an illuminated (and bizarre) novel

Read an illuminated (and bizarre) novel

To call your novel "illuminated" is a dangerous thing. Five Wounds' claim holds with it the expectation that it should be something beyond a typical read. And it is, says writer and blogger Lyndon Riggall.

Take a U-turn with an evocative romance memoir

Take a U-turn with an evocative romance memoir

Towards the end of her engaging travel memoir cum self-help book, Love and Other U-Turns, Louisa Deasey refers to her year-long road trip with Jim as ‘Survivor -- Romance Style’. But don't be put off, says Toni Whitmont.

Peter Carey’s a snob: Bryce Courtenay in defence of popular storytelling

Peter Carey’s a snob: Bryce Courtenay in defence of popular storytelling

"Peter Carey is a perfect example of that kind of inane literacy snobbery,” Bryce Courtenay tells Crikey, in defence of popular culture and “show-offs” like the Booker Prize winner he says have hijacked the cultural debate.

Japanese publisher prints horror novel on toilet roll

Japanese publisher prints horror novel on toilet roll

A story called Drop that you can read on the long drop.

10 cursed second novels

10 cursed second novels

Frazier's Cold Mountain sold in bucketloads and he received an $8million advance for Thirteen Moons. It flopped.