Jane Harper's initial hopes for The Dry, a page-turning murder-mystery set in drought-stricken rural Australia, were modest enough. Firstly, it was to finish the manuscript she had started, then it was to get published and onto book shelves.
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Desmond Manderson Here in the 'new island' of Australia, what is striking is the lack of vision.
Julie Power Tozer's novels cover first jobs, new loves, big decisions, the agony of indecision and uncertainty, peer pressure - and lots of kissing.
Linda Morris "The thing about sisters," says the young adult fiction writer Jaclyn Moriarty, "is we understand the importance of praise.''
Linda Morris Playwright and author Catherine McKinnon's second novel is set on the banks of Lake Illawarra and spans four centuries.
Michael Idato The film is based on an as-yet-unpublished book, From the Corner of the Oval.
Broede Carmody The man behind award-winning comedy series Veep will soon turn his attention to the Australian political landscape when he opens the Sydney Writers' Festival three weeks ahead of official programming.
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Megan Hunt Footrot Flats creator Murray Ball has died. He was aged 78.
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This home has so much to offer with an incredible floor-plan and light filled interiors.
It is wonderful to welcome business executive Peter Francis back to the Lake Macquarie fold.
Newcastle's own WW1 memorabilia will be on show as part of the free Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience.
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One Lake Macquarie man has fulfilled a life ambition with novel Dreams of Home.
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