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From the screen to the jungle, Werner Herzog writes his first novel

From the screen to the jungle, Werner Herzog writes his first novel

Like many of his films, the great German director’s first novel is about a character who has lived through extreme experiences.

  • by Alexandra Alter

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Skip the boring bits, hit a chapter a week, get drunk: how to read Ulysses

Skip the boring bits, hit a chapter a week, get drunk: how to read Ulysses

My first nibble of Ulysses happened decades ago, and I spat it out, undigested, no doubt making a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp.

  • by Keith Austin
Twenty million shows and counting: The remarkable story of the BBC at 100

Twenty million shows and counting: The remarkable story of the BBC at 100

David Hendy marks the centenary of the BBC with a comprehensive history that offers some warnings for our own ABC.

  • by Bridget Griffen-Foley
Shocking crimes and Minnie Driver’s eye-opening memoir: Top books to read next

Shocking crimes and Minnie Driver’s eye-opening memoir: Top books to read next

Sally Piper’s exquisitely written novel Bone Memories and the Good Will Hunting actor’s comic essays lead this week’s wrap of new reviews.

  • by Cameron Woodhead and Steven Carroll
There’s much we can still learn from these 12 life-changing experiments

There’s much we can still learn from these 12 life-changing experiments

The Matter of Everything looks at a series of breakthroughs to discover what else we can learn from the course of scientific progress.

  • by Bianca Nogrady
The ‘bonkers’ self-published book making history as a Miles Franklin contender

The ‘bonkers’ self-published book making history as a Miles Franklin contender

Michael Winkler’s novel Grimmish is the first self-published book to be included on the shortlist for the Miles Franklin, Australia’s most significant literary prize.

  • by Jason Steger
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Her first book began with a dream of Lizzy Borden. The second is far more disturbing

Her first book began with a dream of Lizzy Borden. The second is far more disturbing

A shocking revelation by novelist Sarah Schmidt’s mother informed a dark exploration of motherhood in Blue Hour.

  • by Jane Sullivan
My Gawd! This 100-year-old etiquette guide might still hold some useful lessons

My Gawd! This 100-year-old etiquette guide might still hold some useful lessons

In Emily Post’s Etiquette, the sharpest gibes are reserved for the language section.

  • by David Astle
Mad Max meets Wake in Fright in bestselling author’s cracking new thriller

Mad Max meets Wake in Fright in bestselling author’s cracking new thriller

With its echoes of Wake in Fright and Mad Max, Adrian McKinty’s The Island is a gothic nightmare about one family’s breathless battle for survival.

  • by Sue Turnbull
Author Anne Tyler: ‘What am I going to do with my life? I’m only 80!’

Author Anne Tyler: ‘What am I going to do with my life? I’m only 80!’

With her 24th novel out, “America’s Jane Austen” says she never intended to become a writer.

  • by Sarah Baxter
‘Too tired to keep track’: The struggle of writing a book with a newborn in tow

‘Too tired to keep track’: The struggle of writing a book with a newborn in tow

When the line between sleep and wakefulness starts to blur, so does the line between fiction and reality.

  • by Anna Snoekstra