Bookseller to the Sydney Writers' Festival
David Gaunt is reading the eagerly awaited sequel to Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, and casts an eye over the Sydney Writers' Festival.
Q&A with Timothy Mo
Timothy Mo talks about his new book, Pure, and has some interesting things to say about writing in general.
In Praise Of The New
David McLaughlin is looking forward to Jeanette Winterson & Jeffrey Eugenides at the Festival, & has praise for Charlotte Wood's & Simon Cleary's new books.
The Wilder Aisles
Janice celebrates her discovery of Tessa Hadley's short stories and loves the new Ann Cleeves and Donna Leon.
Heaps of picture books and fiction and craft for the winter months, rave reviews of the new Sonya Hartnett, The Children of the King.
Poetry - here, There And At The Festival
Anwyn Crawford recommends a lot of poetry - both new and old.
Definitely Someone To See At The Festival
Geoff Dyer and his book Out of Sheer Rage gets Louise Pfanner she might finally be able to experience D. H. Lawrence free of the taint of school reading.
2nd Hand Rows
Helen Lowe has selected some more tantalising 2nd hand reads from Kipling to Alex Kruger's award winning, 'Alone on the Soaks'.
Dickens At 200
In a cavalcade of comic characters Stephen Reid continues his Dickens bicentenary by looking at some of the lesser known of Dickens' comic creations.
Winton's Paw Prints
Shop cat Winton bemoans the fact she hasn't been sent a proof of the new Hilary Mantel and seeks solace in an addiction to George R. R. Martin's Songs of Fire & Ice.
What We're Reading
John is reading Pelecanos and Mosley, Louise loves the new Michael Ondaatje and recommends Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, while Andrew discovers William Boyd.
And Another Thing
Editor Viki Dun is trying to get her Angry Bird compulsion in hand and has a few recommendations.