Category: On Writing
This guide offers ideas and practical help towards all kinds of goals - whether you are writing fiction or fact, for work or pleasure, for print, performance or the screen, for personal development or a wide readership.
During the US book tour for his memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens collapsed in his New York hotel room to excoriating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of deeply moving Vanity Fair pieces, he was being deported 'from the country of the well across the st ...Show more
Fred Watson knows all about the madness that drives people to understand the Universe and unlock its secrets.Now you can join Australia's best-known astronomer on a unique tour to unravel the mysteries of space and time. Take in primitive observatories in ancient Peru and the world's largest atom-smashe ...Show more
While Washington, London and Canberra fiddle, the planet burns. It has become painfully clear that the big democracies won't take the hard decisions to halt climate change. Climate scientists now expect the worst, and they're considering a response which sounds like science fiction: climate engineering. ...Show more
We know how dire the future looks. We know how little time we have left to act. Yet we continue to ignore the warnings . One of Australia's sharpest thinkers explores the reasons why and offers his vison of our new future.
Jorge Romero is facing a big problem. His neighbours are convinced he is a soulless zombie. What can he say to persuade them he's a conscious being just like them, and save his neck? Is Your Neighbour a Zombie? brings together philosophical puzzles and problems to challenge your preconceptions and chang ...Show more
*A People Top 10 Book of 2018* The New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women. Psychologists have told him he's a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he's a philosopher. Religious gr ...Show more
Category: On Writing
"In The Art of Reading, philosopher Damon Young delights in the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a rich sample of literature: from Virginia Woolf's diaries to Batman comics. He writes with honesty and humour about the blunders and revelations of his own bookish life.Devoting each chapter to a ...Show more
A Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the Guardian first book award A Radio 4 Book of the Week This book is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illumin ...Show more
Category: Words & Ideas
Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish is Tom McCarthy s own selection of the best of the essays he has published over more than a decade in such places as The Believer and the London Review of Books. It includes essays on writers, of course (Laurence Sterne, Franz Kafka, James Joyce, and Kathy Acker among them) ...Show more