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David Goodwin’s Servo, read the first pages

David Goodwin’s Servo, read the first pages

DAVID GOODWIN survived weekend graveyards in servos for several interminable years: way too long to stay anything ...
Extraordinarily Ordinary Working Life of Kristine Philipp

Extraordinarily Ordinary Working Life of Kristine Philipp

Girl Friday: A job title used in 1970s workplaces for a junior administration assistant or receptionist. Common ...
Adele Dumont on The Pulling

Adele Dumont on The Pulling

ADELE DUMONT is an Australian writer and critic. Her memoir The Pulling is an intimate and moving book that ...
Melinda Ham’s Stories of Australian Refugee Journeys

Melinda Ham’s Stories of Australian Refugee Journeys

Melinda Ham is an award-winning journalist and former foreign correspondent. Her book, The Lucky Ones, contains ...
Naomi Osaka: Her journey to finding her power and her voice

Naomi Osaka: Her journey to finding her power and her voice

Ben Rothenberg has covered Naomi Osaka around the world since she emerged onto the WTA Tour in 2014. In this book, ...
A must read, the story of Uncle Graeme Donald Beamish

A must read, the story of Uncle Graeme Donald Beamish

The 12 short life stories in Telling are grounded in First Nations storytelling traditions and reveal the diverse ...
Jami Nakamura Lin’s Innovative ‘The Night Parade’

Jami Nakamura Lin’s Innovative ‘The Night Parade’

Jami Nakamura Lin's The Night Parade is an unusual, genre-bending, and deeply emotional memoir that mirrors the ...
Confronting the Past with Robyn Davidson

Confronting the Past with Robyn Davidson

ROBYN DAVIDSON is an explorer and author of the international bestseller Tracks which documented her solo ...
Sean Turnell – An Unlikely Prisoner

Sean Turnell – An Unlikely Prisoner

For 650 days Sean Turnell was held in Myanmar’s terrifying Insein Prison on the trumped-up charge of being a ...
Saving Bunji: A girl and a rescued kangaroo

Saving Bunji: A girl and a rescued kangaroo

In 2016, BRINKLEY DAVIES was in a car that hit a mother kangaroo. She was determined to rear the surviving joey ...
Quaint Deeds with A J Mackinnon

Quaint Deeds with A J Mackinnon

A J 'Sandy' Mackinnon is best known to readers as a much-loved travel writer. But between eccentric voyages, he ...
Books for music fans

Books for music fans

This year sees a plethora of books about musicians and the industry hitting the shelves. Good Reading takes a look ...
Quizzing author Wendy Harmer

Quizzing author Wendy Harmer

WENDY HARMER has had such an extraordinary life.  She was born with a severe facial deformity, but overcame all ...
The Two-Headed Whale by Sandy Winterbottom

The Two-Headed Whale by Sandy Winterbottom

In an elegant blend of 'polemic, industrial history, nautical writing, elegy and ecology', The Two-Headed Whale ...
The Corners of Melbourne with Robyn Annear

The Corners of Melbourne with Robyn Annear

What better defines a city than its street corners? A corner gives you a starting point, a destination and a place ...
Read an Extract from ‘Home to Biloela’

Read an Extract from ‘Home to Biloela’

Home to Biloela tells the dramatic inside story of the Tamil refugee family which became a cause célèbre all ...
Anna Funder on her new book, Wifedom

Anna Funder on her new book, Wifedom

Internationally bestselling author ANNA FUNDER is back with an original and fascinating book which sheds light on ...
Me My Shelf I: Jessica Kirkness

Me My Shelf I: Jessica Kirkness

JESSICA KIRKNESS is a writer and researcher. Earning her PhD in 2019, her research investigates the value of life ...
‘Old Boy’ by Georgia Tree: extract

‘Old Boy’ by Georgia Tree: extract

GEORGIA TREE was born in Subiaco, Western Australia. She studied Creative Writing at Curtin University and she ...
Half Deaf, Completely Mad by Tony Cohen

Half Deaf, Completely Mad by Tony Cohen

In Half Deaf, Completely Mad, TONY COHEN shares with us the music and mayhem behind the seminal sounds of Nick ...
Linda Marigliano  on Love Language

Linda Marigliano on Love Language

LINDA MARIGLIANO has just published her compelling, relatable and powerfully moving memoir of people-pleasing, ...

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