Nick Earls' tale of an Australian writer who meets his childhood nemesis on a writing tour is one third to a quarter the size of a traditional novel.
Broede Carmody The ABC is standing by part-time television presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied, arguing the author and youth activist's personal opinions do not represent the national broadcaster.
Linda Morris Debut novel by Marija Peri??i?? is about a spectacular Kafkaesque literary fraud involving Franz Kafka and his literary executor Max Brod. And it has earned Peri??i?? the Vogel Literary Award.
Garry Maddox The fantasy novel series is seen as being ripe for an international franchise.
Michael Idato In the new US drama, the actor plays an American cleric who is elevated to the highest office in the Catholic church.
Paul Byrnes Warren Beatty begins this pageant of Hollywood life in the 1960s with a quote from Howard Hughes, whom he plays with just the right amount of crazy: "Never check an interesting fact". I don't know if Hughes ever said it, because I haven't checked it (boom tish).
Garry Maddox A little-known Ryan Kwanten film proves to be the federal government agency's best financial performer.
Nicole Economos To mark the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyonc?? announced a new educational initiative to help other young women - and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Rob Moran "Please stop assuming the worse [sic] in me. I'm a compassionate person," Scott Baio wrote in a Facebook post.
What started as a fun project on a weekend away turned into a three-book publishing deal.
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