Swedish author Stieg Larsson had a grand vision: 10 gritty crime novels full of social commentary and thrilling narrative.
Joel Meares From Orwell to the Bard himself, these were some ugly writer types.
Susan Wyndham Renowned Australian writer Colleen McCullough has died.
Susan Wyndham The Indie Book Awards are the first national awards of the year and perhaps the only ones in which Peter Carey's cynical political satire, Amnesia, will sit on the shortlist with Graeme Simsion's best-selling romantic comedy, The Rosie Effect.
Jason Steger The Age's literary editor and regular panelist on ABC TV's The Book Club Jason Steger has picked his top 10 Australian novels. Vote for your favourite below.
Reviewer: Robert Willson Robert Willson delves into the intriguing story behind the man behind the The Thirty-Nine Steps.
Reviewer: Michael Popple Michael Popple reviews historical novels for festive season immersion.
Ian Warden Is there such a thing, now, as mateship? Ian Warden wonders if he is the right man to ask.
Susan Wyndham The Prime Minister's Literary Awards regroup; Mark Henshaw on the rights of shortlisted writers; Michel Houellebecq's bestseller