Author Peter Carey may have lived in the United States for the past 25 years, but he still considers himself an Australian writer, he tells Susan Wyndham.
After months of anxiety about the fate of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the shortlists were released quietly on Sunday afternoon with the promise that the winners of the $600,000 shared prizemoney - Australia's largest pot - will be named before the end of the year.
A quick guide to one of the world's richest and most prestigious literary prizes.
Within minutes of being named winner of the Man Booker Prize in London on Wednesday, Richard Flanagan was asked to comment on the Australian government's environmental and energy policies and told the BBC he was "ashamed to be Australian when you bring this up".
A round-up of local and international news in the book world.
The Braidwood author tells of his youthful experiences, life’s dreams and achievements and the birth of Finlay Lloyd.
Catch up on the latest in crime literature with Jeff Popple.
Tales of glory and dashed dreams on the sportsfield may be the key to get children wary of books to take up reading, writes Karen Hardy.
Val McDermid and Barry Maitland's crime novels are some of the best of their genre, but both have changed tack, writes Jeff Popple.
A rundown of upcoming book launches and other literary attractions.