There had been speculation about the whereabouts of the PM's Literary Awards, but at last the shortlists have been announced.
Karen Hardy The author says her latest novel, The Tea Gardens, is her most daring trip yet.
Jason Steger Tony Birch has become the first indigenous writer to win the Patrick White Literary Award, set up by White with the proceeds from his 1973 Nobel Prize.
Linda Morris Shaun Micallef's retelling of Grimm's fairytales resembles a Stephen Sondheim musical crossed with Lemony Snicket.
Ron Cerabona Literary news and events in Canberra.
Robin Powell Forgotten artist Ferdinand Bauer has been called "the Leonardo of natural history". Not only was he a brilliant illustrator of Australian wildlife but he could distinguish 200 shades of green as a new book and website attest.
Nick Galvin and Linda Morris Pretty much every one of Sydney's major arts organisations will be forced to decamp over the next few years in a period of unprecedented upheaval brought about by massive renovations to key parts of the city's cultural infrastructure.
Jason Steger The interest in Queen Victoria shows no signs of abating.
Jason Steger Bob Graham's books have a warmth that is rooted in their affection for domestic life, eccentric characters, animals, simple narratives and a sense of tolerance and community.