A small publisher's decision to stop entering its books for awards has revealed how expensive and cumbersome the prize system is – and that most prizes don't boost book sales.
Mark Thomas We will never see the like of this book again; leaders no longer have the patience, passion or attention.
Jason Steger The Melbourne memoirist, poet and now children's author Maxine Beneba Clarke has racked up two shortlistings in the VPL awards.
Susan Wyndham What do you get when you throw a novelist into a group of biologists?
Jason Steger Is it a bar or is it a bookshop, that is the question? Eamonn Hennessy is combining the two in his new venture.
Ron Cerabona Literary news and events in Canberra.
Susan Chenery In his book Conclave, Robert Harris takes the reader into the Sistine Chapel as 118 old men in robes vote for a new pope.
Meg McKinlay is a children's writer and poet who lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her novel A Single Stone (Walker Books), about a 14-year-old girl who lives in a mountain village where small children work in the mines, won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction.
Susan Wyndham In a time of tightened funding for the arts, the Copyright Agency has doubled the value of its Author Fellowship for a mid-to-late-career writer to $80,000. The "gobsmacked" recipient is Melissa Lucashenko.
Linda Morris The writer's latest novel playfully examines the role of truth and fabrication in fiction, while continuing his fascination with genre.
Scenes from the 2016 Parkes Christmas Street Parade
Laurie Wakefield has been recognised for his contribution to junior hockey, winning the Western Region Sporting Spirit Volunteer ...
Lachlan Heath have built a memorial garden in honour of the late Deborah Hunter who suddenly passed away ...
The digital divide is hurting rural and remote communities, a leading advocacy group says.
CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) has announced the latest recipients of its Community Investment Program.
Parkes man Travis Boland has been awarded a Pride of Australia medal for bravery.