Literary news and events in Canberra.
William Boyd Author William Boyd ponders the allure of the humble pencil which still thrives in the wake of mind-boggling technological advances.
Kate Bettes Move over House of Cards - although the controversial Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has been a sell-out book, it's not stopping there.
Melanie Kembrey Despite what teachers, parents and bosses might preach, Emma Glass is proof that leaving things to the last minute doesn't always end in tears.
Charles Purcell Our unique landscape and storytelling are fanning worldwide appetite for television and film adaptations of classic Australian novels, such as Ruth Park's Surry Hills trilogy, as well as recent crime bestsellers such as The Dry.
Jason Steger Australia's independent booksellers have announced the shortlists for their annual literary awards.
Jason Steger A.J. Finn has mined his love of crime fiction and old films to create a thriller with the most unreliable of narrators in a very contemporary sort of locked-room mystery.
Ron Cerabona These three women overcame many obstacles to get their work into print.
David Allan-Petale "In all arts festivals you're bringing the world to the local audience, but you also want the local audience to come and see the world."
Jason Steger Scott Pape's The Barefoot Investor was snapped up by thousands of Australians last year, making it the No.1 book.