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Take 5 with Abra Pressler

Local Canberra author Abra Pressler writes about love, sport and inclusivity – and her newest book, Love and Other Scores, is no different.

Take 5 with Natasha Lester, author who honours amazing women

CW caught up with best selling author Natasha Lester, who heads to Big River Distilling Co. in Fyshwick on 12 October.

Canberra Writers Festival to tackle big topics

Australian authors and writers share their experiences at Canberra Writers Festival from 10-20 August.

Canberra author aspires to spark climate hope for young readers

Cate Whittle wrote her newest youth novel Starberries and Kee to combat negative coverage of climate change and inspire hope in young minds.

Canberra author tackles tough issues in ‘Fragments’

From the stage to pages and screens, Fragments by Canberra author Maura Pierlot explores the issues faced by youth today.

Gary Nunn brings ‘The Psychic Tests’ book tour to Canberra

Journalist and author Gary Nunn spent two years trying to uncover the truth about the influence psychics, mind readers and mediums hold, sharing his findings in The Psychic Tests.

Sally Rippin debuts parent guidebook

One of the country’s favourite children’s authors Sally Rippin has launched her debut non-fiction book, it is also the first targeted at adults. Wild Things is a mixture of memoir and research, Rippin shares stories from her own life while helping those who have children who struggle with reading.

All we need is love – and a happy ending

Book sales have soared since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, particularly romance novels. That’s because in times of uncertainty and duress, people often seek the comfort and reassurance of the guaranteed happy ending which comes with the romance genre, says Dr Jodi McAlister.

The joyful Serina Bird urges women to ‘listen to your intuition’

Talking with CW about her latest book, The Joyful Startup Guide, Canberran businesswoman and author, Serina Bird, reflects on being unashamedly a writer for women, and the remarkable innovation within a local café.

Take 5 with Anita Heiss, author and Aboriginal rights advocate

This Tuesday, 26 April, internationally recognised author and advocate for Aboriginal rights, Anita Heiss will attend a Meet the Author event at ANU’s Kambri’s Culture Centre.

Acclaimed novelist Wilbur Smith dies

Novelist Wilbur Smith has died aged 88 at his home in Cape Town.

Book talk: 3 novels from Australian authors

This week, Michael Popple looks at three impressive novels from some talented Australian authors.