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A collection by the late Denis Johnson: "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden". Reviewed by George Dunford.

Last Words from a Master

A collection by the late Denis Johnson: "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden". Reviewed by George Dunford.

This is the second in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally, Mem Fox, Garth Nix and friends.

DEFEND OZ LIT #2: Richard Flanagan

This is the second in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally, Mem Fox, Garth Nix and friends.

This is the first in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Richard Flanagan, Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally and friends.

DEFEND OZ LIT #1: Tim Winton

This is the first in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Richard Flanagan, Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally and friends.

A brief bush Bildungsroman: indefatigable reader Jim Morgan traces his evolution as reader.

A reader's progress: Blyton, the bush, Randolph Stow and Oxford

A brief bush Bildungsroman: indefatigable reader Jim Morgan traces his evolution as reader.

A painter's notes on making a portrait. Plus, see the author speak about her writing and her portrait, in front of the picture at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

How to Paint a Novelist: Michelle de Kretser

A painter's notes on making a portrait. Plus, see the author speak about her writing and her portrait, in front of the picture at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

Indefatigable reader, Jim Morgan, admires Magda Szubanski's startling memoir.

Magda Szubanski: a famous daughter and her father's past

Indefatigable reader, Jim Morgan, admires Magda Szubanski's startling memoir.

Self-exposing imagery — it's everywhere! But see how an artist makes nakedness beautiful inside and out. Plus, an instant beach classic.

Sex, Private Life and the Photographer

Self-exposing imagery — it's everywhere! But see how an artist makes nakedness beautiful inside and out. Plus, an instant beach classic.

Catastrophic! Exotic! Or Graphic! Book something, anything. (But especially No. 5!) Plus, the Festival Director's picks.

Melbourne Writers Festival: Top 10

Catastrophic! Exotic! Or Graphic! Book something, anything. (But especially No. 5!) Plus, the Festival Director's picks.

Or is he the Paul Thomas Anderson? Anyway, he is one of the world's true superstars of book design, and you shouldn't miss seeing him.

The Daniel Day-Lewis of Book Design

Or is he the Paul Thomas Anderson? Anyway, he is one of the world's true superstars of book design, and you shouldn't miss seeing him.

Poe Ballantine is a great blues writer: he can make you laugh while his heart is breaking.

Poe Ballantine, recording angel of the American underbelly

Poe Ballantine is a great blues writer: he can make you laugh while his heart is breaking.