This year's Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists show a concern for the role of home in their characters' lives.
Linda Morris Blue-collar singer Jimmy Barnes officially an award-winning author for his memoir.
Linda Morris George Saunders was a passenger on a commercial United Airlines jet that flew into a flock of geese outside of Chicago and almost fell to earth.
Linda Morris When the indigenous actress and director, Leah Purcell, took out her mother's tattered copy of Henry Lawson's short stories, she had no idea that the script she would bang out in seven days would be named Book of the Year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Monday night.
Broede Carmody Australian comedians are taking the marriage equality fight directly into people's headphones.
Linda Morris "He only whispers I love you as he slips his hands down the waistband of your pants," Rupi Kaur writes.
Karl Quinn The veteran ABC broadcaster Mark Colvin has signed off for good. His was a massive intellect and a rare talent.
Linda Morris Overseas crime thrillers have dominated an annual list of Australia's most borrowed library books.
Linda Morris Henry Marsh has prised tumours from brains for more than 40 years as a leading neurosurgeon and still has no idea how that mass gives rise to consciousness, thought and feeling.
Linda Morris To mark 25 years of the classic Australian coming-of-age novel, the Sydney Writers' Festival will bring author Melina Marchetta together with the stars of Looking for Alibrandi.