The award caps off a 12 month whirlwind of sales and success for Trent Dalton, whose semi-autobiographical novel has stage and film adaptation in the works.
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.
Climate fiction novels catapult readers into a future ravaged by catastrophic climate change, where people fight to survive amid pandemics, extreme weather and dwindling resources. And the publishing phenomenon could inspire real change.
From seductive sirens in ancient Greece to Disney's Ariel, our fascination with mermaids has spanned centuries and cultures. But lesser known are the ancient Indigenous mermaid stories from our own country, which still hold meaning today.
For many, the apocalypse is a future threat. But what if it had already happened, and we're living in a post-apocalyptic dystopia? Author Claire G Coleman says that's the reality for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people alive today.
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.