George Saunders was a passenger on a commercial United Airlines jet that flew into a flock of geese outside of Chicago and almost fell to earth.
Film maker Neil Jordan reworks the classic device of the changeling in his latest, unsettling novel.
Krissy Kneen's latest novel, An Uncertain Grace, is ambitious and her best yet.
Paul Beatty takes aim at both the oblivious privilege of white America, and the destructiveness of aspects of African-American culture.
When the indigenous actress and director, Leah Purcell, took out her mother's tattered copy of Henry Lawson's short stories, she had no idea that the script she would bang out in seven days would be named Book of the Year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Monday night.
Australian comedians are taking the marriage equality fight directly into people's headphones.
"He only whispers I love you as he slips his hands down the waistband of your pants," Rupi Kaur writes.
It's not difficult to see echoes of our own world in the dark vision of Sally Abbott's prize-winning dystopian novel, Closing Down.
Simon Wroe's coming of age story resists over-earnestness thanks to plenty of oddball comedy.
How much can a friendship withstand? Melanie Joosten tests it out in her second novel, Gravity Well.
Overseas crime thrillers have dominated an annual list of Australia's most borrowed library books.
To mark 25 years of the classic Australian coming-of-age novel, the Sydney Writers' Festival will bring author Melina Marchetta together with the stars of Looking for Alibrandi.
Chris Kraus' first novel hit a niche audience when it was first published, but it has exploded in recent years, culminating in the release of a new Amazon miniseries.
They're loud, they're fierce, and they don't care what you think. Meet the new-wave feminists.
Testing may damage children's love of reading, authors Lauren Child and Kate DiCamillo say.
Literary news and events.
After a successful inaugural year, the Canberra Writers Festival has attracted some big names.
Octopuses like connecting with humans and will keep objects they're given, a leading expert says.
Helen Fielding's latest Bridget Jones book has won Britain's Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction. The prize includes champagne and a pig.
To read Down the Hume, Peter Polites' fierce first novel, is to step into the literary wilds.
Writers appointed to work side-by-side with researchers tackling some of the biggest public health scourges of modern times.
Award-winning novelist Eliza Henry-Jones has been inspired by the work of Tim Winton.
Just as hair follicles spell our DNA, so do semicolons and adjectives unmask authors.
Young Irish writer Lisa McInerney's storytelling is clever, rich and dark.
This historical romance explores some intriguing possibilities about the Romani people in 19th century Australia.