Last year, the federal Member for Fraser sobered us up with Battlers & Billionaires. Now comes his spritely The Economics of Just About Everything
The late cancellation of Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul from next month's Ubud Writers and Readers Festival has exposed the fierce competition and delicate negotiations behind the flourishing international festival scene.
Sarah Waters writes good sex. The lesbian protagonists in her new novel, The Paying Guests, yearn for each other in a world where homosexuality is talked about in whispers or not at all: a genteel corner of South London, in 1922.
Phil Jarratt is the author of more than 30 books, a former editor of Tracks magazine, and a dedicated surfer. His new book is Bali: Heaven and Hell, a combined memoir and history of the ever-changing island he has visited since the 1970s.
A well-researched and detailed book, recounting lesser-known but uncomfortable happenings in Australia's Great War story.
The thriller deals with Middle Eastern drug lords, outlaw bikie gangs and the women who get under their feet, writes LINDA MORRIS.
Karen Hardy reviews three thrillers written by Australian authors.
Karen M. Davis has an engaging heroine and Sean Slater is grim and gripping, writes Jeff Popple.
Anzac Girls tells an unforgettable story of the courage of Australian and New Zealand nurses in World War I.
In his accomplished third novella, The Beach Volcano, Featherstone has once more exploited to advantage the taut, intense fictional range in which he works best.