Awakenings author Oliver Sacks dies
Awakenings author Oliver Sacks dies

Dr Sacks died at his home in New York after announcing in February that he was terminally ill with a rare eye cancer that…

Rolleston, Curry star in Eleanor Catton movie
Rolleston, Curry star in Eleanor Catton movie

Boy Star James Rolleston and Youtube sensation Jamie Curry among a star-studded cast for movie of the debut novel by Eleanor…

Books: Recent releases August 29
Books: Recent releases August 29

As adulthood gels carefree youth drains away.

Novel that Scarlett Johansson tried to ban set for release in UK
Novel that Scarlett Johansson tried to ban set for release in UK

A French novel actress Scarlett Johansson tried to ban from translation is set for release in the UK next month. The Avengers…

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Lisbeth Salander lives again - post Larsson
Lisbeth Salander lives again - post Larsson

Eva Gabrielsson, the partner of the late Stieg Larsson, has described David Lagercrantz as an "idiotic…

Book review: Purity, Jonathan Franzen

This novel contains multitudes: love, murder, marital terrorism, embarrassing sex, nasty sex, solo sex, the Stasi, internet…

Book review: Fracture, Philipp Blom

This time, it seemed as though the preachers who were prophesying the end of the world might just be right. In a drought…

Judge wants $US10m set aside in Fifty Shades case

A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $US10 million for a former…

Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum
Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. A new exhibition highlighting the significance of…

Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children

A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands…

New book on dating blames statistics - not women

Think Freakonomics and Moneyball if you run across Date-Onomics , a by-the-numbers book on dating that argues advice-givers…

How Orson Welles and John Huston tried to make one more film

Few great movie directors end their careers on a high note. Alfred Hitchcock didn't. Howard Hawks didn't. Anyone who has…

John Grisham talks politics at Mississippi Book Festival

John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks…

Book celebrates bond with our pooch pals
Book celebrates bond with our pooch pals

We're a nation of dog-lovers - and a new book pays tribute to the canines who are our loyal companions…

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