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Liz Byrski’s latest novel celebrates getting old and getting on with it, writes William Yeoman.

Liam Pieper says his debut novel The Toy Maker highlights the nuances of evil, writes

Poetry readings, literary festivals and instore events provide a winter feast for WA booklovers.

The 2016 WA Premier’s Book Awards People’s Choice shortlist showcases the best of the best.

Prolific novelist Anna Jacobs has racked up more books than years of her life, finds Amanda Ellis.

Bestselling WA author Liz Byrski finds the difference between a person’s 60s and 70s profound.

The New Norcia Writers Festival returns and a new book club series continues, writers William Yeoman.

Obituaries from the The West Australian’s archives moving tribute to the departed, writes William Yeoman.

Very recent books on politics, here and in Britain, will satisfy — or disturb — readers, writes Amanda Ellis

A ship’s waiter is now a multimedia innovator with 8000 videos and a memoir, writes William Yeoman.

Urban design expert Julian Bolleter’s book Take me to the river wins the 2016 Margaret Medcalf Award.

Talking books lover Amanda Ellisexplores a journey from cassettes to Kindle read-alouds

New author Lexi Landsman believes a person’s sense of self is shaped by the stories they are told and the land they call home — and by their family.

Civil war is backdrop to Rajith Savanadasa’s debut novel, writes William Yeoman.

1930s gentleman sleuth Rowland Sinclair takes to the speedway in Sulari Gentill’s latest thriller.

Ron Elliott turns his fascination with fire into his first thriller. William Yeoman reports.

Nick Earls examines a man’s worth in Venice, the tale of an uncle who mentors his nephew, writes Amanda Ellis.

The plight and desperation of refugees fill the verses and drawings of a new book, writes William Yeoman.

WA author Portland Jones’ novel Seeing the Elephant is a story of love and friendship in war-torn Vietnam.

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