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Margaret Atwood announces a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood announces a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

The sequel to Margaret Atwood's dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale is due for publication in September 2019. 

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Story of a combat cameraman in the often overlooked British Army Film and Photographic Unit wins $20,000 Nib Literary Award
Story of a combat cameraman in the often overlooked British Army Film and Photographic Unit wins $20,000 Nib Literary Award

Helen Lewis has won the Nib Literary Award for her book The Dead Still Cry Out, an investigation into her father’s life through the photographs he took during World War II as a combat cameraman.

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Tom Cruise axed from Jack Reacher film series because he's 'too short'
Tom Cruise axed from Jack Reacher film series because he's 'too short'

Jack Reacher, who is described by his creator Lee Child as ‘a huge, intimidating bruiser ... a big, probably a bit ugly sorta guy’ was played by Tom Cruise – a 5’7, handsome Hollywood mainstay.

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 ‘I wrote this novel for anyone who has struggled’: Manuscript about growing up gay in regional WA wins Hungerford Award
‘I wrote this novel for anyone who has struggled’: Manuscript about growing up gay in regional WA wins Hungerford Award

Perth writer Holden Sheppard won the $12,000 prize for his YA manuscript, Invisible Boys, which follows three 16-year-old boys coming to terms with being gay in their regional Western Australian... View More»

Books to Broadway: Four Musicals You Didn't Know Were Novels First
Books to Broadway: Four Musicals You Didn't Know Were Novels First

The casual theatregoer may think that these musicals were straight-to-stage sensations, but they actually began as books.

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The State Library of Queensland has opened Australia's first Tool Library
The State Library of Queensland has opened Australia's first Tool Library

An membership fee of $75 gives people access to power tools, camping gear, kitchen appliances, party needs and other household items.

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The true story behind Nicole Kidman's new film 'Boy Erased'
12/12/2018 3:29 AM
The true story behind Nicole Kidman's new film 'Boy Erased'

Garrard Conley was 19 when he was outed as gay and forced by his parents to either leave their care or undergo conversion therapy.

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Michelle Obama's memoir hits shelves tomorrow
12/12/2018 12:20 AM
Michelle Obama's memoir hits shelves tomorrow

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir is hitting shelves in two days time

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12/08/2018 1:45 AM
"Chillingly entertaining": Melbourne writer Ruth McIver wins $10,000 Richell Prize with crime novel 'I Shot the Devil'

A total of 660 writers submitted chapter samples to the Richell Prize this year in the hopes of snaring the attention of the judges and scoring $10,000 and a 12-month mentoring program with publisher Hachette.

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Author Jack Heath is launching a new party game for storytellers
12/07/2018 12:55 AM
Author Jack Heath is launching a new party game for storytellers

The game is called Lights, Camera, Pitch! and to play, each participant pretends to be a film producer looking to pitch their latest project to the ‘studio’, another player.

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Which is the oddest one out?
12/06/2018 12:27 AM
Which is the oddest one out?

The shortlist for the 2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has been announced.

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Publisher announces book release about the Thai cave rescue
12/06/2018 12:04 AM
Publisher announces book release about the Thai cave rescue

Publisher, Penguin Random House, has announced it will publish 'Into the Dark: The dramatic story of the Thai cave rescue' by Dr Craig Challen, Dr Richard Harris and Coach Ekkapol... View More»

Lynette Noni's series 'The Medoran Chronicles' is an addictive combo of Harry Potter, Narnia and X-Men
12/05/2018 1:41 AM
Lynette Noni's series 'The Medoran Chronicles' is an addictive combo of Harry Potter, Narnia and X-Men

In July this year, Lynette’s books occupied all top five spots on the Australian young adult books bestseller list.

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Margaret Atwood is auctioning off the chance to name a character in her next book
11/05/2018 7:07 PM
Margaret Atwood is auctioning off the chance to name a character in her next book

Margaret Atwood is among a number of well-known authors offering the chance to name a character in their latest books as part of a charity auction in aid of survivors of torture.

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Michael Robotham's internationally bestselling book is being adapted for TV
11/01/2018 11:40 PM
Michael Robotham's internationally bestselling book is being adapted for TV

The #1 International Bestseller The Secrets She Keeps is being made into a six part series. 

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