When Laura was two, the twins decided to kill her. They were eight when she was born. Twenty-three monthslater, their mother died. Their father's aunt Hester, spry and recently back in Sydney after half a lifetime in London, came to look after the children until a suitable arrangement could be made. She stayed until Laura left school.
The Sydney Morning Herald's literary editor explains why she agrees with the judges of the nation's most prestigious fiction award.
A novel about repatriation and dispossession, set in Australia and Sri Lanka, has been named the winner of Australia’s most prestigious literary prize.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard may be embroiled in a political thriller that would tax the creative juices of the most imaginative writer of genre fiction, but she hasn't taken her mind off the fortunes of Australia's literary culture.
Jane Leigh received a message from a family friend a few weeks ago - her mother in Singapore had liver cancer and wanted to see Leigh and her two children. ''I'm sorry,'' Leigh told the caller, ''but she is a stranger.''
In her new novel, Kim Kelly tackles World War II through a lens of patriotism, reflection, history and romance.
Karl Ove Knausgaard's autobiographical fictions aspire to meet our gaze.
There are plenty of physical and behavioural differences between the different versions of The Great Gatsby.
Three books for women reviewed by Karen Hardy.
Author Garth Nix talks about his favourite books.
Enjoy these photographs from the Fairfax network of newspapers along the Mid-North Coast.
A LOCAL horse breeder has shut his gates and called for a bat cull following the first confirmed ...
THE PROPOSED new dual carriageway section of the Pacific Highway between Nambucca Heads and Urunga - a notoriously ...
The weather and the water have cooled down but the long weekend brought out visitors and locals alike ...
FOR nearly three decades, guitarist Bruce Mathiske has been sharing his passion for music with audiences worldwide.
MOTORISTS are encouraged to slow down on the Pacific Highway at Nambucca Heads with a speed limit change due to ...