Australia?s public broadcaster, 'Aunty?, is about to turn 90, yet your ABC has seldom been in this much trouble- budget cuts, ferocious political pressure, sagging staff morale, leadership chaos and hostile commercial rivals. Meanwhile audiences are deserting broadcast TV and radio. What is the ABC?s pl ...Show more
Category: Essays | Reading Level: 4
Janet Malcolm's previous collection, Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers, was 'unmistakably the work of a master' (New York Times Book Review). Like Forty-One False Starts, Nobody's Looking at You brings together previously uncompiled pieces, mainly from The New Yorker and the Ne ...Show more
Category: Essays | Reading Level: 4 Non Fiction
From the bestselling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks's broad range of interests - from his passion for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Oliver Sacks, scientist and storytelle ...Show more
John Birmingham's father died. And his life fell apart. The next six months were spent grinding through the dark forests of depression until he finally emerged out of the darkness onto sunlit upland. A unique yet universal story, On Father reaches out to everyone who has battled the black dog.
Category: Essays | Reading Level: 3 Biography
Bret Easton Ellis has wrestled with the double-edged sword of fame and notoriety for more than thirty years now, since Less Than Zero catapulted him into the limelight in 1985, earning him devoted fans and, perhaps, even fiercer enemies. An enigmatic figure who has always gone against the grain and ref ...Show more
Intimate Antipathies is a collection of essays on the writing life, offering Luke Carman's unique comic perspectives on writers' festivals, residencies and conferences, the particular challenges faced by writers who grow up in contested borderlands like the suburbs of Western Sydney, and the connections ...Show more
What was it like, living through the social, cultural and political upheaval of the last fifty years of the twentieth century in this Lucky Country? With Life flying forward into the future, what could be held onto, and what self (that place which is never fixed) could fix and hold the experience of tho ...Show more
They're labelled as selfish, as 'deliberately barren', and sometimes as crazy old cat ladies, but increasingly women are choosing to be childfree. By 2030 couples without children are set to outnumber those who have them. Tory Shepherd looks at how women's freedom to choose motherhood is reshaping thei ...Show more
The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcoholCharles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer's best and most lasting work. A self-proclaimed dirty old man, Bu ...Show more
Merit has very little to do with the increasing dominance of men in the modern in the Liberal Party. Yet Liberal women continue to defend it. Until now. On Meritexplores this imbalance, its implications for the party?s future, and how a pair of red shoes may spark a rebellion against the merit myth.
The #MeToo movement is overturning a cliche that has forgiven bad behaviour for years- to be creative is to be prone to eccentricity, madness, addiction and excess. No longer can artists be excused from the standards of conduct that apply to us all. But if we denounce the artist, then what becomes of th ...Show more
The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all-new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France: lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed. Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his ...Show more