As the year comes to a close, MEREDITH JAFFE counts down her top ten books of 2014!
Planning a bit of reading time in the hammock? MEREDITH JAFFE has made a list of the best books out this summer for your holiday reading pleasure.
MEREDITH JAFFE has consulted experts and combed the bookshelves to find the best books for the non-fiction lovers in your life... just so you don't have to. Here are her picks.
MEREDITH JAFFE has consulted experts and combed the bookshelves to find the best books for the young readers in your life... just so you don't have to. Here are her picks.
A horrific childhood trauma lays the foundation for a sweeping saga set in Zimbabwe and South Africa by author Tina Clark. MEREDITH JAFFE talks to her about murder, war, and superstition.
The guilt of a child who believes he should have been killed instead of his friend ferments and grows in disturbing ways in this new book by T.M. Clark. Read the first chapter here.
The much loved British Queen of Crime, PD James, has died peacefully in her home aged 94. MEREDITH JAFFE has the latest book news and reviews.
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.
ROWENA HOLLOWAY weaves mystery and suspense, secrets and lies into her tale of underworld crime in small town South Australia. Read the cracking first chapter here.
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.