Police were today called to a Maylands book store that made international headlines this week for banning JK Rowling’s books after a man confronted the owner over the move.
Jane Harper went from business reporter to worldwide best-selling author in five years. Ahead of her fourth novel’s release next week, she has one piece of advice for all aspiring writers.
A bookstore in Maylands is no longer stocking J.K. Rowling novels after the Harry Potter icon’s latest work was accused of being transphobic.
Damon Erceg & Sarah Steger
Albany children’s author Dianne Wolfer has always loved reading books, but she found her passion for writing stories while backpacking through remote Nepal in her early 20s.
Books and films with dystopian themes such as George Orwell’s 1984 and Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford litter the list of the most popular novels and films studied in WA schools by ATAR students.
The latest work from the mysterious Italian author is a moody portrait of the turbulence of adolescence.
One of the difficulties Mikey Robins has when talking about his latest book, is trying to think of stories from it that are not too ... well, rude.
The women behind hit podcast Shameless launch their debut book, dedicated to the rough and tumble of navigating their twenties.
Books are regularly turned into movies and often gain popularity that way. But Bluey the blue heeler and her posse started off as a kids’ TV show — and now the franchise has clocked up more than a million sales in less than a year.
Metal Fish, Falling Snow is a young-adult novel, recommended for ages 14-plus. But given the timeliness of its themes and the beauty of its prose, it would be a shame for adult readers to miss out
Literary rising star Holden Sheppard has sold the film and television rights to his debut novel Invisible Boys.
A deeply compelling and beautifully written historical novel from author of the bestseller-turned-film, Room.
Some former Australian Women’s Weekly editors, including ABC chair Ita Buttrose, tell Annette Sharp what dollar value they put on the once great magazine.
A dream to write a children’s book became a reality when Maureen Eppen’s book Every Family is Different was published
The dramatic landscapes of central Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers makes for an eerily atmospheric setting in The Bluffs, the horror-inflected debut crime novel by Australian author Kyle Perry.
For rural writer Fiona Palmer, the thought of how she became an author still feels surreal, even after 16 published books.
Renowned music journalist Stuart Coupe examines the life of an Australian music icon in Paul Kelly: The Man, The Music and The Life In-Between.
In the new book Paul Kelly: The Man, The Music and The Life In-Between author Stuart Coupe reveals why the Australian music icon refuses to reissue his first two records or release them to streaming services.
He’s considered our Bob Dylan and his fans are just as likely to be kids as devotees who have been there since the beginning. A new book looks at the secret of Paul Kelly’s enduring popularity.
He might be one of WA’s best writers but Craig Silvey has had some trouble with filing - tax returns, that is. The Jasper Jones author was today fined $10,000 for failing to lodge his taxes on time.
Jon Bassett & Daryna Zadvirna
Fantasy legend Raymond E Feist reveals why he isn’t keen on comparisons with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, and his relief that people don’t hate him.
Perth author Holden Sheppard, who struggled growing up gay in Geraldton, says homophobia is costing men’s lives and talks about how passing as straight influenced his new book Invisible Boys.
Life lit, domestic noir, magical realism, speculative fiction, mythopoeia or cli-fi? This is what these new age literary genres really mean.
She may be remembered in history books as the last Tasmanian Aboriginal, but Cassandra Pybus is working to shed light on Truganini and her ability to survive while her people were facing genocide.
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