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Climate change warrior hopeful ahead of Paris conference, writes William Yeoman.

Prayers of a Secular World unites art and nature, writes Will Yeoman.

A 916-page doorstop is among the fiery offerings lighting up bookstores this month, as readers get into the festive spirit.

Here’s the special thing about Annabel Crabb’s latest book, Special Delivery: rather than indulging in hyperbolic food-porn prose she lets the recipes do the talking. The food is the language.

The pick of the bunch of new releases is Garry Disher’s The Heat (Text $30, ebook $14), featuring enigmatic career thief Wyatt. Set in Melbourne and the Gold Coast, the character’s journey is …

If the Second Iron Age was going to yield its desiccated secrets to any 21st-century novelist, then who better than Geraldine Brooks. The US-based, Australian-born foreign correspondent-turned- …

Z may not be the end for Sue Grafton’s popular Alphabet series of crime novels

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley brings epic trilogy to a close, writes Sonja Moore

WA’s peak body for writing and authors reviews the latest swag of local titles

Community development worker Claire Varley left the Solomon Islands not only with fond memories of the people and place but with a manuscript for her debut novel.

Over the years I’ve asked myself the question: “Why do I like reading romance novels?” In my teens, my theory was that I wanted to know how people fall in love. Of course, no one believed me. …

Di Morrissey’s latest novel Rain Music was the first of her books I had ever read and I devoured it in one night. That means one of two things: it’s an easy read and lacks the density of …

Our book reviewers find something for everyone in this selection of shorts

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