Swedish author Mari Jungstedt and Norway's Gunnar Staalesen are two of the ''slow burners'' of Nordic noir.
Welcome to the Kelly book that exceeds Peter Carey's novel. It realises a completely felt, viscerally characterised ''Ned-world'' in a way Carey didn't manage. More than fiction, though, it succeeds as compelling historical narrative, with one minor and one serious caveat. The bantering, zesty prose takes you in and keeps you there. But it is FitzSimons' skill at creating a sense of a fully lived inner world that achieves a consistently transformative effect on the reader's mental world - the mark of a very good book indeed.
Commitment and generosity are key to the life and work of Nashville writer and bookseller Ann Patchett.
Canberra was born in the Depression, when public servants took cuts in salary and rode bikes to work.
Historian Paul Ham details events leading up to World War I in a book with broad appeal.
A Spy in the Archives is the second volume of memoirs by Melbourne-born historian Sheila Fitzpatrick.
The Orange Prize winner has few secrets left.
'We go out and destroy other people's lives,' one of Murdoch's journalists once explained.
It is unlikely many Australians care deeply about Labor's interminable identity crisis.
In a bookshop, you might be sufficiently intrigued by the unusual title or the strange cover to pick up this book.
Local MP Ed Husic says the Abbott government broke an election promise to continue the NBN rollout in ...
Education advocates have expressed a wary relief at the Abbott Government's Gonski "backflip".
The federal government has signalled that any cuts to funding for the states that signed on to Gonski ...