Lewis and Ingman debunk myths about the Japanese raid on Darwin in the second world war.
Farewell Sue Townsend, aged 68-plus; Philip Roth's wrath; the first women's prize; Tartt's golden Pulitzer; poet Ken Taylor dies; the Jewish writers festival, and more pink Penguins.
Every journalist who is not too stupid knows that what he does is morally indefensible.
This writer's animal narrators bear witness to humans at their worst and so inform us of our true natures.
Colin Steele probes the outer limits with reviews of four exciting science fiction works.
The influence of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the great Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate who died on Thursday, on Australian writing is something that should not be underestimated.
Even the State Librarian, Alex Byrne, was unprepared for the fierce love that drove almost 10,000 people to sign a petition protesting against changes to the historic Mitchell Library.
Disclosure: I am not a fan of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency TV series - it's too silly for words - so imagine my surprise to read his latest attempt at fiction and enjoy it. The Forever Girl is about love, a tough subject at the best of times, tacky at the worst, but the author has a unique way of writing that circumvents both problems. He zips through heartache and melancholy as if he's having a relaxed gossipy chat over the garden fence.
On the shelf this week: Storyteller, Kat Jumps the Shark, The Duck and the Darklings and more.
Following her partner's heart attack, Doris Brett shares her heartfelt experiences of being his frontline supporter in negotiating everyday life and in dealing with the medical establishment.