Monday, February 08, 2016
Book news & reviews from The Sydney Morning Herald
Jane Sullivan 12:15am It's only in the last decade or so that indigenous writers have been acknowledged, let alone celebrated, in any significant numbers.
JASON STEGER 12:15am The creator of such subversive characters as Old Tom, Mr Chicken and Horrible Harriet has been named as the next Australian Children's Laureate.
Jeff Popple CRIME JEFF POPPLE
JASON STEGER John Hirst, leading Australian historian and public intellectual, has died at the age of 73.
Frank O'Shea The latest in top-notch science writing across a range of fields.
Jenny Valentish The protagonist of Orange is the New Black comes to Sydney to discuss the problem with prisons and the privilege of memoir writing.
Megan Jacobson works in TV news production at the ABC and has written questions for TV games, scripts for TV dramas and short stories.
David Astle Forget your wrinkles, your sunspots, your dentistry. Your age can be calculated using language.
Natasha Mitchell Jo Marchant's Cure explores the territory of placebo medicine.
Sue Turnbull Adrian McKinty's protaganist is caught up in a murder mystery that will brush with Northern Ireland's economic future.
Jane Sullivan For her first book, In Brazil, Fran Bryson immersed herself in all-things Brazilian.