After years of fielding language questions, I’ve learnt it’s unwise to be definitive about definitions.
- by David Astle
Comics journalist Sam Wallman articulates the appeal of collective union action in his new graphic novel, Our Members be Unlimited.
- by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Rightly or wrongly, being a self-published author feels undignified. Second-best.
- by Michael Winkler
Charmian Clift is the greatest essayist this country has produced, letting us discover the magic of words that tingle with feeling.
- by Peter Craven
This year marks a century since James Joyce’s Ulysses was first published, and across Australia and the world fans will be celebrating. But what makes it so compelling?
- by Helen Pitt
Many so-called enemy aliens signed up to serve in the army in the war, but the Australian authorities didn’t trust them to fight.
- by Michael McGirr
Two new collections have parenting at their core, along with questions of what we leave for future generations.
- by Broede Carmody
Louise O’Neill’s compulsively readable thriller Idol and Mawunyo Gbogbo’s Hip Hop & Hymns lead our round-up of new book reviews.
- by Steven Carroll and Cameron Woodhead
The advance of AI needs to be handled with great care or we could face a dismal future, says guru Toby Walsh.
- by Kurt Johnson
Two new collections of Australian stories offer plenty of rewards for readers.
- by Owen Richardson
The Australian book industry celebrated its new sense of optimism by presenting its annual awards.
- by Jason Steger