Richard Flanagan, attempting to work out the "dumbing down" of Australian writers festivals, comes up with "Free Speech Is Essential and We Are Frightened of New Ideas".
Publisher Sandy Grant was caught a bit off guard when he found himself fictionalised in Flanagan’s new book, First Person.
Authors at the Sydney Writers' Festival make a compelling argument that Australia has lost its moral compass. Plus other fantastic events at the Sydney Writers' Festival.
One of Australia's pre-eminent authors spoke movingly at The Lowy Institute about the horrors of war, the power of language and the nature of evil.
So the shortlist is all dudes. But hey, thankfully the judges didn’t attempt to be politically correct and throw in a chick ‘for the sake of fairness’, says Angela Meyer