INSIDER: Brendan O’Shannassy went from watching the boats off Rockingham to the helm of the world’s most opulent superyachts. What he learned about life, leadership and billionaires will surprise you.
Author Carrie Cox picks five new books by WA writers that will entertain and enlighten.
‘The tale of the four sleuthing friends is the story within the story’
A strange page in history has been turned after a pair of books dating back more than 100 years were found at Waroona’s waste facility and picked up by a curious local.
Hayley Scrivenor’s Dirt Town ‘a decidedly fresh take on the wildly popular genre of rural Australian noir’.
Pour a glass of red, wrap yourself up in a cosy blanket and get lost in the hottest new books for winter 2022.
Raquel de Brito
This is a story about how I ended up married to one of Australia’s most famous sportsmen - and how I’ve tried to get over a very public marriage split without breaking down (too much) in public.
Jennifer Pinkerton’s Heartland explores the gamut of modern love.
Thousands of people have submitted entries for the world’s richest short story competition, the Best Australian Yarn.
Ellis Gunn’s novel Rattled is “remarkable for its courage, its clarity of thinking and its literary craft”.
Family secrets and the question of whose perspectives are privileged in historical accounts are at the heart of The Silence of Water
Melbourne author Karys McEwen’s debut children’s novel is an ode to her time digging through the bookshelves of Harvey’s library and features a cameo of one of the town’s most beloved librarians.
‘Eating - and not - is at the heart of Lydia’s dilemmas.’
‘What ensues borrows some of the scaffolding of a murder-mystery, but A Great Hope is, at its heart, a character-driven family saga.’
A doctor involved in the controversial administration of deep sleep therapy has had a legal win against a renowned ABC journalist.
When death is dancing closer than you’d like, what becomes important? What do you need to tell your child? And how do you want to be remembered?
‘”I always assumed it was a matter of when, not if, I would have a child,” writes Sian Prior. In her second memoir’
From a mental health battle to explosive rows with his brother William - Harry has had a difficult few years. A new book has revealed much about the Prince’s state of mind.
Waroona author Jeanette Stampone has cast a light on the importance of reading at a young age after the release of her new picture book.
Xochitl Gonzalez’s debut novel Olga Dies Dreaming must qualify as one of the buzziest of the year so far.
INSIDER: The conventional narrative about books and social media is that the latter is killing the former as young people would rather watch a video of a cat in a silly hat than open a book. Except no.
After two weeks of speculation sparked by her shock retirement from tennis, World Champion Ash Barty exclusively reveals her ‘exciting’ next professional step.
For the last 40 years, Tom Percy has been on the side of the devil - or so many would have you believe. Now, he has published a fiction novel exploring the idea that bad eggs can have some good in them.
Carrie Cox’s second novel offers “ a balm for our ceaselessly unprecedented times”.
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