Revolution is the theme for this year's Melbourne Writers Festival. A whirlpool of discussion about protest, oppression and war will dominate the stage but the program also promises ideas for change and new directions.
Linda Morris Bob Graham's prize-winning picture book Home in the Rain began as a smudge of pastel colour on a piece of copy paper. "It turned out to be a skyline of hills and then I put some dark cloud over it," he said.
Karen Hardy Five of our favourite authors whet your appetite ahead of the Canberra Writers Festival.
Jason Steger She's run Women of Letters, written heaps of scripts and is the granddaughter of Frank Hardy. Now Marieke Hardy is to take over the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Australia's most significant literary award, the Miles Franklin, will be presented early in September. Here the five shortlisted authors offer insights into the writing of their novels.
Karen Hardy Forty years ago a classmate of Kylie Ladd's was abducted, now the author wonders about what happens after.
Carolyn Webb Writers festival chief tells of painful, but uplifting, holy walk around Japanese island.
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Karen Hardy Former special forces soldier Bram Connolly will talk all things military.
Ron Cerabona Literary news and events in Canberra.