A backstory is coming.
Jason Steger Works of non-fiction dominate the longlist of this year's Stella Prize for books by women writers.
Ron Cerabona Literary events and news in the Canberra region.
After reading Julio Cortazar's Rayuela (Hopscotch) I wanted to live in exile in Paris.
Linda Morris The appetite for the memoirs of leading political figures shows no sign of abating, even among the vanquished, with Hillary Clinton landing a two-book deal.
Peter Martin Strong governments stand up for little people.
Jason Steger It was a night of mixed emotions as Georgia Blain won a posthumous Victorian Premier's Literary Award and playwright Leah Purcell took out the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature.
Andrew Taylor Donors have pledged $15 million for a makeover of the State Library of NSW, with the aim of transforming the sandstone building into a "global cultural destination".
Ali Land worked as a child and adolescent mental-health nurse in hospitals and schools in Britain and Australia before becoming a full-time writer.
Susan Wyndham "In the modern world we hardly need to think about where we live because we eat the same food, go to the same shops."