March 8, 2019

The Orchardist’s Daughter review: Karen Viggers’ novel of domestic abuse

The Orchardist's Daughter is a study of power dynamics – within families, within relationships and between generations.
March 8, 2019

The Squatters review: Barry Stone on the history of the early pastoral pioneers

As Barry Stone describes in his fascinating book, an uncontrolled land grab began soon after the arrival of the First Fleet.
March 8, 2019

Turning Pages: A prize for the best of self-published writers

A new award for self-published authors suggests that the quality is improving.
March 8, 2019

The Rip & The Scholar review: Second crime novels that keep up the momentum

Two second crime novels meet the expectations generated by these authors' bestselling first novels
March 8, 2019

Carrie Tiffany: A lot of my new book about abuse is drawn from experience

Carrie Tiffany's Exploded View has all the exhilaration of a revved-up Holden, but it's a much darker book than her previous novels.
March 8, 2019

‘He set our moral compass’: Mike Willesee’s son remembers his dad ‘at his best’

In a moving eulogy, Mike Willesee junior remembers a father he "shared" with the nation.
March 8, 2019

‘There has not been anyone like him since’: Mourners farewell Mike Willesee

Willesee's coffin was carried into St Mary's Cathedral covered in hundreds of yellow roses.
March 8, 2019

Get those horns up, Metallica are coming back

The band will bring their iconic heavy metal to Optus Stadium on October 17, supported by nu metal juggernauts Slipknot.
March 8, 2019

The last thing James Packer needed was the whiff of another scandal

The money. The women. The booze. The parties. The power. The stars. For James Packer it all seemed so long ago.
March 8, 2019

David Bridie’s The Wisdom Line traces a path through our ‘unique’ land

Here's an endless, humming expanse of the reddest earth you ever saw. Here's a thatched hut, a wild ocean, a tropical thunderhead. Here's the neighbour walking his greyhounds past a white picket fence.
March 8, 2019

‘We need to be smarter as women’: Susan Alberti and co make a four-metre mark

Susan Alberti looks as impeccable as ever.  Blonde hair swept high, long nails painted red, lips ruby. Star-bursts of gems sparkle on her ears. Her jacket could be Chanel – I'm not game to ask – beneath it a roll-neck sweater of pastel blue. 
March 8, 2019

The language of landscaping

Renowned landscape gardener Dan Pearson says "place-making" is central to all his work.