Arts / Writers feel the power, politics and the passion

"POWER, Politics, Passion" is the triple-headed slogan of the Canberra Writers Festival, but it's a lot more subtle than it sounds. According to the festival...

Burgess shares stories of an adventurous little ship

THERE’S something counterintuitive about a book on an Antarctic ship named “Wyatt Earp” coming out of landlocked Canberra, but when author Trish Burgess explains...

Dining / Sensational pasta, by the book

“Canberra has an amazing array of Italian restaurants, from the expensive to the cheap and cheerful. It’s challenging to track them, but my estimate is that there are well over 100 across the ACT," says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

‘Puberty Blues’ co-author named Coombs Fellow

Australian author Gabrielle Carey has taken up residency at the Australian National University as the H.C Coombs Creative Arts Fellow for 2019.

Elita’s spiritual book of memories and messages 

Author Elita Mackay, has woven early childhood memories from growing up in Bombala into a work of fiction in her debut novel “The Wind Queen”. 

Stranger than fiction novel

LOCAL writer, actor, raconteur and IT whizkid, Peter Robinson, could be Canberra’s  answer to Raymond Chandler. Assuming the pen name of “Pae Robin,” Robinson’s new book, “The...

Trish puts a little steam into her writing life

WRITING and self-publishing a steamy novel set in Queensland’s tropical north has been “a dream come true”, says local author Trish Ollman. Trish will...

Canberra Confidential / Old Tony hasn’t loomed large

CANBERRAN Edwina Trollope is the the great-great-great granddaughter of prolific English novelist and inveterate traveller Anthony Trollope. She is to launch a book in Manuka about g-g-g-grandad’s...

Verse novel reflects on Emily Remler’s life

CANBERRA poet Geoff Page combines his twin loves, jazz and poetry, in a new book, “Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler...

‘Inspiring Australians’ showcased in book about Churchill Fellows

“INSPIRING Australians: The First Fifty Years of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust” is a new book by Penelope Hanley that tells the story of...

Heiss brings Cowra love story to life at UC

Author Anita Heiss visited the University of Canberra this morning (November 21) as her novel, “Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms”, was announced as the UC Book of the Year for 2020.

‘Struggletown’ wears its history with pride

  AS Queanbeyan prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary, a local freelance writer has penned a new history of the city that could give Canberrans...

Show will go on at Smith’s on Friday

SAD to hear that Brisbane poet and performer and winner of the 2013 Thomas Shapcott Prize, David Stavanger, has been forced to cancel his...

Writers in for a weekend of ‘Flash Fiction’

"Flash Fiction" is the flavour of the decade in writing circles and Canberra is about to see a whole weekend devoted to it, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Writers’ festival / Carmody refuses to be pigeonholed

ONE OF the heavy lifters at the 2016 Canberra Writers’ Festival, is Australian novelist Isobelle Carmody. On Friday she held a group of writers captive...

Locals write some big wins in publishing awards

At its annual awards night held this evening (December 5) in The Street Theatre, the ACT Writers Centre announced the winners of its 2019 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards.

Coming-of-age book the end of a long road for Kabu

IT’S the end of a long creative haul for Canberra actor, writer and director Kabu Okai-Davies as he prepares to launch a coming-of-age book...

Dictionary collects unique nicknames of places

The Australian National Dictionary Centre is on the lookout for names people give their favourite places – like "Freo", "the Gong" and closer to home, "Quangers" or "Tuggers".

Writers Festival winds up in a whirlwind of words

THE 2016 CANBERRA Writers Festival wound up yesterday in a whirlwind of words from keynote speaker Bob Brown, leaving behind it a general feeling...

Cadwallader writes a ‘compelling’ win

MURRUMBATEMAN author Robyn Cadwallader has been awarded the $10,000 prize for 2019 ACT Book of the Year.





Border wars split political leaders

Who'd be QLD premier Annastacia Palaszczuk right now? asks political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN, as border wars split political leaders and embroil health experts.  


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