The incomparable photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured the defining moments and people of our time. Here, she answers the 10 questions she is most commonly asked.
Behrouz Boochani's memoir of life on Manus Island is one of six books competing for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for non-fiction.
Murnane misses out, no Crowning glory, Scott Morrison's literary antecedents, a kerfuffle in crime-writing circles
Richard Glover looks back to an early time and asks whether the rosy tint baby boomers cast over those distant days is warranted.
Anne Summers' brilliant career resembles a series of strategic moves: when blocked in one direction, she goes elsewhere.
Wondering what to read next? We asked a shelf-load of Australian writers to tell us about the books they loved this year.
28, The Budapest Job, Net Loss: The Inner Life in the Digital Age, The Best Australian Science Writing 2018, and more.
Andre Aciman's latest novel is a discontinuous and episodic narrative of obsessive love and lust.
If you're looking for reading material for younger eyes, here's a pick from a bountiful year of publishing.
Mary meets a golden snake in something like a fairytale but when the snake's true identity becomes clear this turns into a very different sort of book
In its reconfiguration of the American Dream as the American Nightmare, this novel is like a mashup of The Great Gatsby with the entire Bruce Springsteen back catalogue.
William Melvin Kelley uses the techniques of alternative history to write a dismaying tale of American race relations in the early days of the Civil Rights movement
Up Lit is just the genre to keep your spirits soaring and publishers happy.
The story of the mutiny on the Bounty is one of the most compelling tales the world will ever know.
Michelle Obama's book includes sorrowful and pained reflections on the state of American politics today.
Gerald Murnane has won his first significant fiction prize with what he says is his final novel, Border Districts.
The Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto awards have helped drive the female crime wave in Australia.
Reading the text of a radio broadcast by Robert Menzies put historian Judith Brett on a surprising career path.
Victorian sisters Harriet and Helena Scott roamed Ash Island, on the Hunter River, recording moths and butterflies in detailed and beautiful paintings.
Holly Throsby's fiction debut, Goodwood, sparkled with humanity and descriptive power. Cedar Valley offers a smaller cast of characters but interesting new elements to the author's prowess.
Anna Burns will use some of her Booker prize money for back treatment that could allow her to write again.
Nicholas Sparks tops the romance fiction chart with Every Breath.
English is complex. Or should I say complicated?
No one has done more than Susan Orlean in The Library Book to correct the impression that librarians are a dull breed.
The inaugural winner of Britain's Staunch Prize is an Australian, Jock Serong.