Although there are no statistics, Chris Hanley is almost certainly the only real estate agent in the world who has started a writers' festival.
Latika Bourke The author has won the Man Booker twice before, but could win the prestigious award for the first time as an Australian.
Linda Morris It's a book based on the script of the new London theatre show, but that doesn't seem to have put off too many Australian Potterheads.
Latika Bourke As a Potter fan I was dubious when I heard JK Rowling was writing an 'eighth book' in the form of a play. I need not have worried.
Annabel Ross Five Asian-Australians will speak at the West Writers Forum in Footscray this weekend.
Lisa Barber is a private wealth advisor and speaker who lives in Sydney. She chose a career in financial services after her father died in 1989 with no will or insurance. Her new book is A Woman's Guide to Wealth: What My Mother Needed To Know (available at lulu.com).
Nick Galvin There are perhaps as many reasons for writing a novel as there are novelists writing them but Louise Doughty's motivation is intriguingly simple – she wants to know how things turn out.
Sally Pryor In his new book on the Byzantine Empire, broadcaster Richard Fidler blends the historical and contemporary, writes Sally Pryor.
Jason Steger Top authors and hot topics headline Melbourne Writers Festival.
Jason Steger Kick off creative discussion among your group over a glass or two after attending these key Melbourne Writers Festival events.
What was happening this week 20 years ago in our fair city.