In a time of heightened racial division, we need examples that can bring us together. I feel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ should be immediately fetched off the shelf for a refresher.
‘The Other Wife’ follows a crime trail walked by a protagonist with Parkinson’s. It is difficult to let that path go cold.
With his new book The Other Wife just published, we asked Michael Robotham to share his thoughts about some of the books that inspired him to become a writer.
Lynne Vincent McCarthy’s stunning debut novel is a grating example of a character gone awry. It’s terror visited under glass, and well worth an examination.
In 17th century Venice, moral lines were significantly blurred. Berwyn Lewis discusses the murky overlap of religion and prostitution in her novel, Venice’s Virgin Mother.
Jonathan Ames’ book moves at a quicksilver pace, a homage to actioners that is deep enough to not be shallow. Consider it a casual punch to the face.
Jessica Knoll’s new book is part TV, part feminism, part mechanical bull. Hold on tight.
Sharlene Teo’s opus articulates the challenges three generations of women face in the same city. A staggering debut.
Parting as it is said, is such sweet sorrow. That certainly goes for the fantastic In the Midst of Winter, a lovely season gone too soon.
Sarah Wilson attempts to articulate the vague expanse of anxiety in her new book, but whether it succeeds, depends on your subjectivity.
Ahead of the Sydney Writer’s Fest, we tasked Stella Award-winning author Heather Rose to share the books that provoked, inspired and challenged her.
In a new series of articles, we’re asking writers to nominate five books that had a major impact on them when they first read them, and to tell us why.
Rarely does a book come along that articulates Australia so wonderfully, and very rarely does it come from the mouth of a galah.
In the spectrum of the hoarder, those who cobble books are a special breed. Plus 61J sat down with Sarah Krasnostein, author of The Trauma Cleaner to pick her dirty mind.
Michael J Seidlinger’s Standard Loneliness Package is a compound of beautifully broken, wasted relationships. Bitterly, it forces you to examine your own failures.
As America suffers through the latest school shooting, I find myself returning to the original for answers: Columbine.
In the hands of Jenny Quintana, ‘The Missing Girl’ is a real page-turner that steps between past and present, effectively evoking the struggle of the 1980s middle class in Britain.
Back before it became the norm, Columbine was the act that shocked a nation. Now, the mother of one of the shooters as attempted to chart that national horror.
While Oliver Sacks is no longer with us, his brain is. The noted dead man throws the spotlight on who we are in his latest effort. Spookily accurate.
While Jennifer Mills’ stunning debut novel addresses the end of everything, it does so in a very familiar place: home.
Samantha Irby’s book scythes into the bone of the modern experience. Blows of emotion batter the reader long after the final page.