Many of you will know a little of Melbourne’s history. But which history do you know? John McLaren’s novel, 'Melbourne: City of Words', takes readers on a trip through the past to explore Melbourne’s evolution since before white settlement, writes Chelsea Clugston.
Chelsea Clugston reviews 'Street Art: Melbourne' – a book showcasing, as the title suggests, the work of street artists across Melbourne over the past eight years, showcasing a collection of different mediums, including yarn bombing, paste-ups, stencils, salvaged material and – as fleeting as it may be – water.
The 1983 America's Cup is an Australian sporting triumph that won't be forgotten easily. Yet no matter how many times you've read about how Australia came back from the brink to break the USA's 132 year winning streak, you'll still find yourself on the edge of your seat in John Bertrand's 'Born To Win'.
Timothy Cootes reviews Fiona McFarlane's 'The Night Guest'; a worthy contribution to Australia’s bookshelf, and one that kept him in a suspenseful grip until the last page.
Protest might have defined the decade, and part and parcel of the challenge to the status quo came from new music, but also new fashion, the fight against censorship and a quest for more enlightened, tolerant attitudes to human behaviour. In other words, sex.
Stockmen and women are in our DNA, the essence of our Australian spirit. Award-winning author Evan McHugh brings to life in words and pictures the history, adventure, hardships and triumphs of the stockmen who have shaped our national character.
What’s your poison – are you a vintage cocktail lover, trend-setter, or a haute couture enthusiast? Whatever the case, mixologist Jane Rocca has the drink for you in her new book, 'The Fashionable Cocktail'. And you're invited to the book launch.
Timothy Cootes thinks, and hopes, that 'The God Argument' signals a continuing shift in the intellectual atmosphere, a space which must, of course, be shared by believers and non-believers. Let there be an argument, he writes, but let it be an argument worth having.
'The Weatherman's Umbrella' - a captivating story that's in the process of becoming a play - was inspired by a sculpture in Victoria's Marysville, where writer Anne Richey quite literally blew a head gasket.
The new book 'Tony Woods: Archive' documents the fifty year career of pioneering Melbourne-based contemporary artist and filmmaker Tony Woods. Richly illustrated, it contains 198 reproductions of his artwork dating from 1962 to the present day with the majority from Woods’ private collection.
If you are a reader, writer, appreciator of literature and literary greats, lover of the humble written word, then you need to know about this. Indie publishers, Tomely, have rolled out a Luminous Literary Journals bundle which gives you access to some of Australia's top literary journals and collections for a very reasonable price.