Leave the World Behind

It is a rare object improved by 2020. And reading Leave the World Behind, a literary thriller with a dystopian twist, during the pre-Christmas days…

Dissenting Opinions

The NSW Solicitor-General uses a legal term as the title for his latest book because, he explains, the collection of essays and reviews are “a…

The Cold Millions

Delving into the wanderings through eastern Washington State, Idaho and western Montana of two brothers – Rye and Gig – during a period of economic…

What would love do?

Lyndsay Brown describes one of the hardest periods of her life: the first year of parenting a transgender daughter.

Really?

If you like his irreverent-yet-informative magazine columns and enjoyed his successful television years on Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson is a witty and amusing reviewer of…

The Survivors

With pedigree as a former news journalist, Jane Harper never buries the lead. Her books, fast becoming the defining novels of a new genre of…

The Godmothers

The ebb and flow of the yarn weaved and spun here by McInerney, one of Australia’s best authors at composing exquisite family dramas, takes us…

This taste for silence

When we stop, reflect and consider human life generally, it resembles a complex tapestry of emotions, experiences, senses and events that take us to the…

The pull of the stars

Publishers and authors are not exempt from the unknowns of 2020. Hotly anticipated new titles were pulled as global distribution chains shut down. What could…

From snow to ash

It’s a brave journalist who – after winning Walkleys for his work – decides to quit his job and throw it all in for five…