Travel writer, essayist and novelist Geoff Dyer's rule is that no one can come out of his books looking worse than the author himself, writes Michelle Griffin.
Colin Steele The View from the Cheap Seats is a book to dip into, not only for the insights into Gaiman's life, but also for his accounts of books, films, art and music.
Geoff Page The List of Last Remaining is a timely collection from Adelaide poet Louise Nicholas.
Terry Smyth is an award-winning journalist, playwright, scriptwriter and songwriter, based in Sydney. He is the author of Australian Confederates and a new book, Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman (Ebury), about the police magistrate who brought 11 men to justice after the Myall Creek massacre.
Susan Wyndham Learn to live, die and converse better; the battle to #SaveOzStories; focus on Australian literature
Jason Steger Parallel importing, a literary prize and who's coming to the MWF.
Andrew Taylor The Turnbull government is unlikely to attract many votes from the arts sector, but are the alternatives any better?
Elie Choueifaty J.K. Rowling's political views on the EU Brexit has caused a divide among her followers on Twitter.
Linda Morris The universe of Harry Potter just got bigger. Ahead of the release of the Potter world spin off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling has released a short story and animated video giving the film's back story - and it describes a secret school of witchcraft and wizardry founded by an Irish witch by the name of Isolt Sayre.
Linda Morris Micheline Lee spent seven years inside the charismatic church praying for a miracle.
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Two people were arrested in Tuncurry on Thursday and charged with supplying a prohibited drug.
THE Mermaid with a Message makes her way to Forster during her epic 1000km paddle to Noosa.
Beach access permits for MidCoast Council are now available