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.

Sir Frederick Jordan: Fire under the Frost

“Better than most lawyers, he understood that life was more than work and that some of its richest pleasures only began after catching the 5.15…

Chase Darkness with Me: how one true crime writer started solving murders

After 17 years of writing about cold cases, US investigative journalist Billy Jensen decides to solve homicides. Two catalysts push him forward. 

Finding the Heart 
of the Nation

When I first read the Uluru Statement from the Heart, I was struck by its clear and profound vision for the future of our nation….


The follow-up book after a stellar success is always shadowed by expectation. So it is a delight to discover Australian novelist Heather Rose has navigated…

Maybe the horse will talk

Second-year, second-career lawyer Stephen Maserov is living the corporate nightmare – “in fear of losing a job I absolutely hate”.

Money Spinners: How Australians were fed lies, sold spin and charged money for nothing by banks and financial advisers

Annelise Nielsen is a political journalist and presenter at Sky News Australia who travelled Australia reporting on the Hayne Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation…