Deadliest Enemy: Our War against Killer Germs

This year’s pandemic has frequently been dubbed a “black swan” event; a cataclysm so unfathomable that no one could have predicted it. Except that one…

Weather

While not a tale of freak events and sudden storms, consider the weather in this subtle yet sharp novel to be more a story of…

Gathering Dark

When composing a cracking work of fiction, killer opening lines are an essential ingredient. The sucker-punch first words of Gathering Dark – “I looked up…

Homer’s The Odyssey

The COVID-19 era has seen the temporary closure of many bookstores and delayed the release of highly anticipated books. So, if social distancing and isolation…

The Spy and the Traitor

On a summer’s evening in Moscow, at the heart of the Cold War in July 1985, a man stands on the pavement of a busy…

The Medicine: A Doctor’s Notes

As a hospital general physician, Dr Hitchcock regularly holds life in her hands and fields more phone calls from anxious friends and family about their…

Gulpilil

In 1971, an 18-year-old Yolngu man named David Gulpilil made his debut in a film titled Walkabout and became an international sensation. Walkabout is still…

American Dirt

Before it even hit shelves, American Dirt was an odyssey. From beginning the decade as one of the most-hyped novels, anticipation soon turned to anger…

The weekend

After the gut punch of The Natural Way of Things, bestselling literary fiction writer Wood returns with this calmer exploration of female friendship. While The…

Acid for the Children

The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ iconic bassist has released a revealing memoir.