She has an immaculate Hollywood pedigree, but Isabella Rossellini's recent roles see her playing seductive snails and amorous whales. Pip Cummings meets her in New York.
Cricketer Brett Lee only needs to walk down the street in India for crowds to form - and this popularity is setting the pace for a successful new business career in the country.
Gothic rock pioneer and prototypical cult artist Peter Murphy does not like to be described as a rock star.
The idea of a kids' version of The Voice is worthy of being ignored forever.
Eimear McBride has invented her own syntax as a way of cradling suffering. Her linguistic constructions are leaky vessels, as they're meant to be. At the end of the novel, sinking into lake water, it's far from certain the narrator can survive. McBride's sentences are very short, many made up of only one or two words, and instead of proceeding through subject, verb, object and so on, the parts of sentences are frequently reversed.
With her mother gravely ill, Gabrielle Carey begins a personal journey, interwoven with memories of an expatriate writer.
Welcome to the Kelly book that exceeds Peter Carey's novel. It realises a completely felt, viscerally characterised ''Ned-world'' in a way Carey didn't manage. More than fiction, though, it succeeds as compelling historical narrative, with one minor and one serious caveat. The bantering, zesty prose takes you in and keeps you there. But it is FitzSimons' skill at creating a sense of a fully lived inner world that achieves a consistently transformative effect on the reader's mental world - the mark of a very good book indeed.
'We go out and destroy other people's lives,' one of Murdoch's journalists once explained.
It is unlikely many Australians care deeply about Labor's interminable identity crisis.
A Spy in the Archives is the second volume of memoirs by Melbourne-born historian Sheila Fitzpatrick.
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