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Tasmanian authors dominate line up for Age Book of the Year award

Tasmanian authors dominate line up for Age Book of the Year award

The judges have named a shortlist of seven as the prize makes its return after a nine-year hiatus.

  • by Jason Steger

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A new plot twist for Melbourne’s city bookshops after lockdown

A new plot twist for Melbourne’s city bookshops after lockdown

A new scheme offering discounts and supporting local authors aims to lift retail fortunes and attract readers back to the city.

  • by Jason Steger
A gripping father-and-son story simmers with brooding and dread

A gripping father-and-son story simmers with brooding and dread

Mark Brandi’s third novel is an immaculately sustained mood piece, a grim story of survival.

  • by Daniel Herborn
Vanessa Berry takes a diffident peek at the animal world and herself

Vanessa Berry takes a diffident peek at the animal world and herself

The lack of human notation in her essays suggest a move away from anthropocentric readings of the landscape.

  • by Declan Fry
Bleach and insurrection: The endgame of a beaten president

Bleach and insurrection: The endgame of a beaten president

Two accounts shed light on the final, chaotic year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

  • by Bruce Wolpe
A disturbing life of a victim in the making

A disturbing life of a victim in the making

Laura Elizabeth Woollett’s third novel is compelling and unsettling at the same time.

  • by Sue Turnbull
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Fiction reviews:  Talk to Me and three other titles

Fiction reviews: Talk to Me and three other titles

T.C.Boyle elicits both fascination and distress from the reader in his novel about life with a chimpanzee.

  • by Kerryn Goldsworthy
The Age Book of the Year: It’s coming back and here’s the shortlist

The Age Book of the Year: It’s coming back and here’s the shortlist

After a hiatus of a few years, the newspaper is bring back its literary award.

  • by Jason Steger
Flattened by death? A universal response captured in brilliant prose

Flattened by death? A universal response captured in brilliant prose

The Nigerian novelist has turned her gaze inwards in response to the death of her father.

  • by Juliette Hughes
Non-fiction: So You Think You Know What’s Good for You? and more

Non-fiction: So You Think You Know What’s Good for You? and more

Norman Swan’s guide to good health is full of common sense.

  • by Steven Carroll
Literary prizes remain a lottery. Is there a better way?

Literary prizes remain a lottery. Is there a better way?

Prizes such as the Miles Franklin or the Booker are always divisive, but should they be abandoned completely?

  • by Jane Sullivan