Ali Smith lost out to Richard Flanagan in the Man Booker, but she's just nabbed two other awards. MEREDITH JAFFE has all the latest news and reviews.
The Barbara Jefferis Award has been taken out by Margo Lanagan and Fiona McFarlane this year in a joint win for women in writing. MEREDITH JAFFE has all the literary news and the latest reviews.
Lily Brett is the first Australian author to win the French the Prix Medicis Etranger literary prize. MEREDITH JAFFE has the news, plus plenty of reviews.
Alexander McCall Smith has been entrusted with the honours of adapting the classic Jane Austen novel Emma. It's a weighty task for an author with a light touch. Will he do it justice?
Caroline Overington tells MEREDITH JAFFE why the story of Louisa Collins, the last woman hanged in NSW, is such an important story to tell. Plus all the latest news and reviews.
Author Karen Brooks immersed herself in the intriguing history of woman and ale for her new book The Brewer's Tale. She talks to MEREDITH JAFFE.
MEREDITH JAFFE reviews the latest from Peter Carey, interviews memoir-writer Kristy Chambers, and brings us all that's new in books this week.
Esther Freud (yes, of that Freud family) talks to MEREDITH JAFFE about her latest book, family influences, and her special connection with the Suffolk countryside.
Richard Flanagan has won the prestigious Man Booker Literary Prize this morning. LUCY CLARK looks at a profound, harrowing, and magnificent novel.
He's won the ultimate literary prize, and very few in the English-speaking world have heard of him. MEREDITH JAFFE has the latest news in books, plus some great reviews.
The Brewer's Tale has all the essential ingredients for an indulgent read, combining history, love, treachery, disaster and ale. Read the first chapter here.
Esther Freud's new novel Mr Mac and Me has been described as a work of great tenderness and subtlety. Read the first chapter here and be in the chance to win a copy.
Graeme Simsion tells MEREDITH JAFFE that The Rosie Project wasn't supposed to have a sequel. Then he realised that the lead character needed advice.
Author Kate Mayfield grew up in a funeral home in 1960s Kentucky. Here she tells MEREDITH JAFFE about a childhood spent confronting death, and how it inspired her writing.
Sophie Hannah has written the newest addition to Agatha Christie's Poirot mysteries. Can she capture the essence of the pedantic Poirot? MEREDITH JAFFE reviews.
Anna Romer, self-confessed lover of dark family secrets, nature obsessive and author, speaks to MEREDITH JAFFE about her new book Lyrebird Hill and the inspiration behind it.
The winner of the Man Booker Prize won't be known until October, but MEREDITH JAFFE has the shortlist - Richard Flanagan made it! - and urges you to judge for yourselves.
Ali Smith's new book 'How to Be Both' is silly, clever, ambiguous and a 'wondrous' work of fiction, says MEREDITH JAFFE. Plus, we meet Kylie Ladd and share this week's bestsellers.
Lyrebird Hill is a thrilling tale about family secrets and trusting yourself, by ANNA ROMER, the bestselling author of Thornwood House. Read the first chapter here.
Sonia Hartnett specialises in unflinching contemporary fiction. Here MEREDITH JAFFE reviews the award winning author's latest book, and brings us the latest in literary news.