Local filmmaker-actor-academic Ian Hart has turned from stage and screen to books with his young adult novel “Ben: The Boy From Nowhere”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.
WE were surprised to learn yesterday that Queanbeyan's Omar Musa had been denied entry to the ACT Book of the Year competition for having...
"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.
“WHAT’S the most horrible character I can come up with, but have the audience still like him?” NICK OVERALL interviews author Jack Heath.
ELECTRIC Shadows Bookshop will be celebrating National Bookshop Day tomorrow, August 10, by hosting a fundraiser called “Morning Tea with Andrew Leigh”. He’ll be talking...
A FORMER Miles Franklin award-winning novel has this morning been announced as the 2017 University of Canberra Book of the Year. “The White Earth” by...
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.
THE Head of the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Studies Institute, Dr Paul Hetherington, has won an $18,000 grant from the Literature Section of...
The result is a compelling, meticulously researched, and very readable, account of Fredrikson’s career, and a fascinating insight into the inspiration and process which drove this extraordinarily creative individual, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS of the book "Kristian Fredrikson Designer".
A POEM about a famous war-time photograph of a woman in Adolf Hitler’s bathtub has won the $15,000 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry...
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".
NICK OVERALL meets Gillian Polack, the author of weird and wonderful fiction that’s been praised for not just for being outside the box, but far, far away from it all together.
AS Queanbeyan prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary, a local freelance writer has penned a new history of the city that could give Canberrans...
books / “Curtin Turns 50: the Story of a Canberra Suburb, 1964-2014”. Edited by Carolyn Brody, Peter Forster and Margitta Acker. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.
MURRUMBATEMAN author Robyn Cadwallader has been awarded the $10,000 prize for 2019 ACT Book of the Year.
“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
"Working-class domestic violence is a common theme in modern literature, but there is very little that covers middle-class domestic violence.," writes Canberra author and academic ALISON BOOTH
Anni Doyle Wawrzyńczak’a journey to the publication of her book has been full of love, heartbreak and a mighty amount of research, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.
The late satirist John Clarke has not received the scholarly attention his cultural contribution deserves, according to the Australasian Humour Studies Network.
“IS tofu processed?” was the irritating question that inspired first-time author Ayla Marika to find out.