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How author Nikki Gemmell healed after being jilted at the altar

How author Nikki Gemmell healed after being jilted at the altar

“He’d envisaged me as the woman who’d look after the kids, not being a flourishing writer. He didn’t see me as a creative equal,” says the Dissolve author.

  • by Robyn Doreian

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The crushing memory of an unrequited teen love

The crushing memory of an unrequited teen love

Tania Chandler’s third novel is all about those distressing high-school feelings that many girls had for older boys.

  • by Jessie Tu
Family trip of a lifetime journeys to places not on any map

Family trip of a lifetime journeys to places not on any map

A mother and daughter set off to Britain with plenty to sort out.

  • by Beejay Silcox
Fiction: The 22 Murders of Madison May and two other titles

Fiction: The 22 Murders of Madison May and two other titles

Max Barry’s inventive writing has taken another swerve - into the realm of speculative fiction.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Non-fiction: Crying in H Mart and three other titles

Non-fiction: Crying in H Mart and three other titles

Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart is a striking blend of essay and memoir.

  • by Steven Carroll
‘I don’t get passionate about sport any more,’ says Roy and HG’s John Doyle

‘I don’t get passionate about sport any more,’ says Roy and HG’s John Doyle

‘Rampaging’ Roy Slaven is getting a little nostalgic. Or at least the man behind the man, writer, actor, presenter and comedian John Doyle, is.

  • by Vince Rugari
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What our Senior Australian of the Year told me when I visited

What our Senior Australian of the Year told me when I visited

When writer Stephanie Dowrick met Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann at home in the Northern Territory she learnt some important lessons.

  • by Stephanie Dowrick
Forensic critique of Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu presents a different view

Forensic critique of Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu presents a different view

Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe have mounted an in-depth analysis of Bruce Pascoe’s bestselling book. Do their arguments stack up?

  • by Michael Davis
My sister has taught me to live with a ‘brave, glowing heart’
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Family

My sister has taught me to live with a ‘brave, glowing heart’

A debut author learns to write “deeper” from the art and passion of her sister Camilla, who lives with Down syndrome.

  • by Hannah Bent
As a royal, Harry was refreshing. As a writer he risks becoming a bore

As a royal, Harry was refreshing. As a writer he risks becoming a bore

Like many another celebrity memoirist, Harry looks set to tell his story with one foot planted mushily in the genre of self-help.

  • by David Free
Are you bi-Pfi or bi-Az? How to join the vax populi
Opinion
WordPlay

Are you bi-Pfi or bi-Az? How to join the vax populi

We need a new word to describe those fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • by David Astle