The Book Thief competition; why we need negative reviews; kids like print.
On the shelf this week: The Outcasts, Aung San Suu Kyi and Game of Knowns.
When Australia's great pioneering studio potter Merric Boyd died in 1959, Stephen Bowers was seven years old.
It is unlikely many Australians care deeply about Labor's interminable identity crisis.
Commitment and generosity are key to the life and work of Nashville writer and bookseller Ann Patchett.
Eimear McBride has invented her own syntax as a way of cradling suffering. Her linguistic constructions are leaky vessels, as they're meant to be. At the end of the novel, sinking into lake water, it's far from certain the narrator can survive. McBride's sentences are very short, many made up of only one or two words, and instead of proceeding through subject, verb, object and so on, the parts of sentences are frequently reversed.
With her mother gravely ill, Gabrielle Carey begins a personal journey, interwoven with memories of an expatriate writer.
Swedish author Mari Jungstedt and Norway's Gunnar Staalesen are two of the ''slow burners'' of Nordic noir.
Historian Paul Ham details events leading up to World War I in a book with broad appeal.
The Orange Prize winner has few secrets left.