After months of anxiety about the fate of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the shortlists were released quietly on Sunday afternoon with the promise that the winners of the $600,000 shared prizemoney - Australia's largest pot - will be named before the end of the year.
A quick guide to one of the world's richest and most prestigious literary prizes.
Within minutes of being named winner of the Man Booker Prize in London on Wednesday, Richard Flanagan was asked to comment on the Australian government's environmental and energy policies and told the BBC he was "ashamed to be Australian when you bring this up".
A round-up of local and international news in the book world.
The Braidwood author tells of his youthful experiences, life’s dreams and achievements and the birth of Finlay Lloyd.
Catch up on the latest in crime literature with Jeff Popple.
Tales of glory and dashed dreams on the sportsfield may be the key to get children wary of books to take up reading, writes Karen Hardy.
A rundown of upcoming book launches and other literary attractions.
Val McDermid and Barry Maitland's crime novels are some of the best of their genre, but both have changed tack, writes Jeff Popple.
This novel shows once again that Hugh Mackay is a most perceptive recorder of his fellow Australians.
Human Movement's Jock Ball at Hotel Grand Chancellor. Photos by Haydn Robertson
St Helens bushfire. Photos by Mark Jesser
Northern Rangers Football Dinner at The Tailrace Centre. Photos by Haydn Robertson
Exeter High School Twenty Year Reunion at Hotel Launceston. Photos by Haydn Robertson
Fiesta On George on George Street. Photos by Haydn Robertson
Women's Touch Football at Prospect Park.
A DRIVER has been handed a wholly suspended sentence after he killed a cyclist on the West Tamar ...