How working as a cleaner motivated Markus Zusak and what Liane Moriarty learnt from writing advertising copy: these bestselling Australian authors told Jane Hutcheon what they know about success.
Practising mindfulness can improve your physical health, says psychiatry professor Dan Siegel — but others warn the science is not conclusive.
Before Disney, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite was bringing fairies to life, with a uniquely Australian flavour. She was rapidly rose to fame — even the Queen read her books as a child. So why haven't we heard of her?
A writer for almost 40 years, Corris was an academic, journalist and former literary editor, in addition to being known as the "godfather" of Australian crime fiction.
Tim Watson-Munro has stared into the eyes of terrorists, mass murderers and paedophiles. His job is to determine if a prisoner is legally insane — and he's paid a heavy personal price for his work.
Whose stories do authors have a right to tell? Can a straight white man tell the story of a gay Indigenous woman, or should they stick to what they know? Six Aussie novelists weigh up the issue.
When Mari Andrew posted her first drawing to Instagram, she had one follower: her mum. Her father had died, her relationship had ended, and health problems were making it hard for her to leave the house. But a lot can change in three years.
Stop fretting, start writing and "keep the bear": New Yorker veteran and writing teacher John McPhee shares his favourite writing tips, alongside four Australian authors.
Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell on pioneering food marketing and how it might relate to the way the classroom operates.
A descendent of Jane Austen reveals what it was like to grow up in the shadow of one of the world's most beloved authors, and takes a guess at how Austen would feel about the state of women's rights.