Books

The meticulous novelist takes on the oldest subject there is
By Helen Elliott
A cultural, scientific and historical account of shit: a Midas Dekkers book extract
By Midas Dekkers
Walter Isaacson’s new biography is a study of crippling perfection and obsessive observation
By Elle Hardy
‘A Long Way from Home’ takes on new relevance following debate about Australia Day
By Claire Corbett
From Julian Barnes to Hannah Kent, authors on the role music plays in their writing
By Lucy Callaghan
Short stories that cross genres and emotional states
By Kevin Rabalais
Writing that rewards patience
By Helen Elliott
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A raw account of Aboriginal politics through the stories of ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth
By Frank Bongiorno
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This ambitious second novel doesn’t quite live up to its Miles Franklin–winning predecessor
By Adam Rivett
The author of ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ argues that animals experience emotions like we do
By Jessica Au
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (aka the KLF) redefine the book launch
By Jenny Valentish
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Picador; $32.99
By Helen Elliott
Picador; $32.99
By Stephanie Bishop
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Adam Greenfield’s ‘Radical Technologies’ is an essential guide to the tech revolution
By Scott Ludlam
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Oliver Sacks’ brilliant ideas echo on through ‘The River of Consciousness’
By Kate Cole-Adams
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Reflections on one of the great essayists at the launch of a new biography
By Martin Krygier
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Jenny Zhang’s short-story collection offers complex, radical versions of immigrant girlhood
By Jessica Au
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Stuart Kells celebrates book collections real and imagined, tangible and intangible
By Adam Rivett

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