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I’m sorry Tolstoy, I really meant to read your book – but tonight, I’m cleaning out my library

I’m sorry Tolstoy, I really meant to read your book – but tonight, I’m cleaning out my library

Much like Jay Gatsby, I own a library of books I’ve never read. Not that I know that, I’ve not read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s opus. Nor have I Tolstoy’s, so I fear it’s time to wage war on my own hubris.

Woke space opera, solarpunk and cli-fi: The new subsets of sci-fi taking root

As the world faces replacement by our creations and ecological Armageddon, a new wave of sci-fi has emerged to document it.

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Five books that inspired me: author and spider specialist Robert Whyte

We asked author, editor, journalist and friendly neighbourhood spider-dude Robert Whyte to tell us about some of the books that inspired him to become a writer.

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Five books that inspired me: Author and Indigenous leader, Warren Mundine

We asked Indigenous leader and former national president of the Australian Labor Party Warren Mundine to tell us about five books that have inspired and motivated him.

Five books that inspired me: Award-winning crime writer Michael Robotham

With his new book The Other Wife just published, we asked Michael Robotham to share his thoughts about some of the books that inspired him to become a writer.

Five books that inspired me: Stella Award winner, Heather Rose

Ahead of the Sydney Writer’s Fest, we tasked Stella Award-winning author Heather Rose to share the books that provoked, inspired and challenged her.

All in a day’s work: Five circadian novels you should know about

A circadian novel is one that follows their characters over a 24-hour period. It’s tough to produce, but when done correctly, the results are spectacular.

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Hanif Abdurraqib’s on point social commentary of a fractured, hopeful America

America is a country fast reaching divisive apathy, however, Hanif Abdurraqib points to another way to heal, as they have before, through the power of music.

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