Soon after the announcement of the shortlist of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award (‘the Miles’), bookmaker Tom Waterhouse installed Anna Funder’s All That I Am (2011) as favourite. Fair enough, too: it’s an astute and absorbing Australian novel about, among other things, Nazism’s long shadow. But Waterhouse favoured Funder – oddly – ...
The Novels of Alex Miller: An Introduction
edited by Robert Dixon
Allen & Unwin, $39.99 pb, 268 pp, 9781742378640
As creative writing programs continue to surge in popularity, it has become something of an uphill battle to recruit students fo ...
Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 287 Lives by John Sutherland
Inside Creative Writing: Interviews with Contemporary Writers edited by Graeme Harper
Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin & Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Simone de Beauvoir (edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann): 'The Useless Mouths' and Other Literary Writings
Gems and oddities from Simone de Beauvoir
‘The Useless Mouths’ and Other Literary Writings
by Simone de Beauvoir (edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann)
University of Illinois Press (Footprint Books), $69 hb, 408 pp, 9780252036347
Who is Ozymandias? And Other Puzzles in Poetry
by John Fuller
Random House, $36.95 hb, 256 pp, 9780701184575
Those who write about poetry these days don’t go in much for lightness. More often their solemnity spring ...