Writers and other artists are likely to be the losers when the Federal Government diverts $6 million from the Australia Council for the Arts to fund the Book Council of Australia.
Here are three great thrillers from Martina Cole, Janet Evanovich and Clare Mackintosh to take to the beach this summer.
"One grey dove circles the ruins. A jet heads to the base." So begins The Guest Room, from the first book of poetry by PJ Harvey.
From The Phantom Tollbooth to F. Scott Fitzgerald, writer and First Tuesday Book Club panellist Marieke Hardy picks her most meaningful reads.
No Man's Land is the first in a series of thrillers featuring special operative Russell Carter, a man of few words but much action.
Karen Hardy reveals three children's fiction releases that make perfect Christmas presents.
The Cold War world of fictional spies has always intrigued Frank Moorhouse. In his new book, he examines real-life surveillance in Australia.
Colin Steele scans the shelves for the best sci-fi and fantasy books out for Christmas.
A new book on the decline of reason in the 21st century has some stupid moments, according to Frank O'Shea.
Jo Bertini's field sketches reveal her wild love for the Australian outback.
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Geoff O'Neill's top shots from 2014.
Send a message of support to Josh Hazlewood.
A NEW helicopter base in Newcastle will form part of one of the largest medical helicopter retrieval networks ...