Preying on our emotions
Preying on our emotions

As author Helen Macdonald notes, animal books rarely end happily: the otter in Gavin Maxwell's Ring Of Bright Water is…

Good for your digestion
Good for your digestion

I'd love to meet John Crace. The Guardian columnist is acerbic, focused, appallingly funny.

Why Whaledump came forward
Why Whaledump came forward

The hacker who took years of Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater's communications has reached out from behind the pages of 'Dirty…

Details of emails released
Details of emails released

Some of the emails to and from Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater which investigative writer Nicky Hager based his Dirty Politics…

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Ex-PM staffer in spotlight
Ex-PM staffer in spotlight

Data release shows emails between Slater and an email account linked to former worker in the PM's office…

Hager's tell-all chapters

Have our politicians reached a new low in gutter tactics? Nicky Hager picks five crucial parts of his book and invites you…

Rodney Hide: Hager's 'explosive' claim a fizzer

I have tried really, really hard to read Nicky Hager's books. They interest me. But I have never been able to do it. They…

Kerre McIvor: Hager 'dirty' bombshell is old news

The revelation from Nicky Hager that politics is a dirty business comes tens of thousands of years late.

The dark side of Jane Austen
The dark side of Jane Austen

Ignore its uptight reputation. Mansfield Park, celebrating its 200th anniversary, seethes with sex…

Girl with a super power

"It's inexplicable." Rachael Craw is not referring to the dream. The dream is perfectly explicable. "I was running through…

On a dark and stormy weekend

I have to tell you that one of Macauley's earlier titles, The Cook, won Australia's "Most Underrated Book" Award. Now there's…

Active imagination

Once upon a time, when I was a child, epistolary novels such as this comprised letters from one or more correspondents…

Ten of the most controversial books ever

Dirty Politics by Nicky Hager has caused quite a controversy. The left and right are laying complaints, hacking and breaches…

How Amazon is keeping regulators at bay in publisher spat
How Amazon is keeping regulators at bay in publisher spat

Amazon's pressuring of publishers and movie studios over income distribution from online sales has so…

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Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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