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Charlotte Wood's online journal The Writer's Room has become essential reading for writers at all stages of their careers, and also pure reading pleasure for booklovers everywhere. Charlotte's interviews with a wide range of well-known writers range in topic from the subject matter of... read more

The Writer's Room
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In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in--or spent time--i... read more

The Colossus of New York
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Should you finish every book you start?
 
How has your family influenced the way you read?
 
What is literary style?
 
How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup?
 
Why do you hate the book your friend likes?
 
Is writ... read more

Where I'm Reading from: The Changing World of Books
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'Some essays in this collection plunged me into thought. Some caused me to weep. Some brought tears of laughter. Some essays won me over by the power of their imagination. Some by their analytic clarity. Some by their excruciating honesty. Some by the pain of things past or present faced without flinc... read more

Best Australian Essays 2014
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'Letters, we have witnessed firsthand, stir some unusually beautiful things in people,' write Women of Letters curators Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire. In From the Heart, the full power of letter-writing is on display. Rock star Amanda Palmer thanks a song for reminding her of the importance of mu... read more

From the Heart Women of Letters
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In this deeply considered book, renowned philosopher A. C. Grayling ranges across the tragic history of war. He considers much-debated theories on the causes of water, how warfare has changed in response to technological advances, positive changes that may arise from it, and more recent ... read more

War: An Enquiry
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From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms, and the sprea... read more

Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?
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How did everything get so dumb?..How did we become hostages to idiocy?..What must we do to be freed from a captor whose ransom note simply reads, 'D'oh'?..The deteriorating quality of our public debate and ... read more

A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream
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Women of Letters have conquered the world with their passion for correspondence. Taking their literary salons on a global tour, they've collected an astounding and sweeping array of contributions from some of the world's brightest talents. From Ubud, award-winning author Lionel Shriver writes with une... read more

Airmail - Women of Letters (Slightly water damaged)
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Notes on the exodus of refugees from Syria, by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan. With illustrations from Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty. In January 2016 Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty travelled to Lebanon, Greece, and Serbia to follow the river that is the exodus of ou... read more

Notes on an Exodus
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Magnificent. Surprising. Illuminating. Australia needs this book.NIKKI GEMMELLAs someone who has a foot in both the Western and Arabic worlds, Amal set out to explore the lives of Arab women, in Australia and the Middle East, travelling to the region a... read more

Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women
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A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF THE EVERYDAY SEXISM PROJECT, LAURA BATES.  'Following [Everyday Sexism] will make most women feel oddly saner.' Caitlin Moran 'Piercingly astute.' Stylist Laura Bates, pioneering femin... read more

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism
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