Former lead singer of The Smiths, Morrissey, has beaten off stiff competition to win this year's Bad Sex in Fiction award with a cringe-worthy scene featuring his main character's "bulbous salutation".
Cameron Atfield Grafton Everest is rotund, larger-than-life political larrikin from Australia's northernmost state and has been thrust to the balance of power in the national Parliament thanks to some dubious preference whispering.
Colin Steele Colin Steele delves into the world of fantasy with three book reviews.
Nick Galvin Watt's historical thrillers have sold more than half a million copies in Australia and New Zealand alone over the past 15 years.
Linda Morris Copyright changes spell the end to the golden age of literature, warn Australia's leading fiction writers.
Susan Wyndham Horses were the passion of Gillian Mears' life, a pounding physical love that she celebrated and mourned in her novel Foal's Bread. Now, because of her MS, her imagination has been forced to turn to her other animal love, the more conveniently sized cat.
Lucy Sussex Not many people can succeed in quite different areas of artistic endeavour.
One of Australia's most loved children's authors, Alison Lester, lives on a farm in Victoria.
Jason Steger With parallel importation of books looming, the local industry is worried.
Paul Sheehan Born to Rule is a conventional portrait, but Malcolm Turnbull's character is so pungent that Paddy Manning only needed to do the research and tell the story without injecting too many observations and speculations, much as a good referee is usually invisible.
Member for Hawkesbury wants better roads and less rates for Hawkesbury, whatever the cost.
The Hawkesbury Race Club has significantly upped the prize money for its biggest race weekend.
Illegal parking around St Matthew's Primary School is a disaster waiting to happen, says a local resident.
Richmond's normal street scene suspended as filming begins on Mel Gibson flick.
Gala day to celebrate International Day of People with Disability at Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium.
Determination is the one key ingredient which makes a good roller derby skater.