The Price of Fortune

Finance journalist Damon Kitney spent six months on and off with James Packer for The Price of Fortune, an impressive biography of the son of…

The Perils of Perception

Pick a topic, any topic. How much do you think you know to carry a credible conversation?

The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy

Frank Walker recounts the extraordinary true story of Freddie McEvoy’s ability to live large in a post-war, post-depression world without visible means of support.

Women Kind

As Kirstin Ferguson and Catherine Fox write in their new book, 2017 and 2018 have seen “the biggest global reboot of the women’s rights movement…

The Arsonist

Chloe Hooper’s powerful account, The Arsonist,  focuses on the Churchill fires in central Victoria

A Shrink in the Clink: Crazy Tales of Criminal Sin and Jail Psychology

Criminal psychologist Tim Watson-Munro doesn’t hold back in his latest book.

Who is Michael Ovitz?

This autobiography of one of Hollywood’s most powerful agents, Michael Ovitz, is a satisfying collection of anecdotes about film and business deals.

The Four Flash Points: How Asia Goes to War

In The Four Flashpoints: How Asia goes to War, ANU academic Brendan Taylor sets out a confronting account of the geopolitical forces constantly at play…

Radical Heart

Shireen Morris’ new book, Radical Heart, is a revealing take on how modern Australia must remain committed to reconciliation for the sake of the country’s…

The House

Helen Pitt’s The House offers a potted history of Sydney from the mid-1950s through to the mid-1970s set against the construction of the Opera House.