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‘Penny Wong: Passion and Principle’ up for National Biography Award

‘Penny Wong: Passion and Principle’ up for National Biography Award

Compelling biographies of trailblazers and survivors have been shortlisted alongside raw-edged memoirs by debut authors for the 2021 National Biography Award, the richest prize in Australia for biography and life stories, the State Library of NSW announced Thursday 5th August. The shortlisted works, selected from 101 entries are: The Lotus Eaters by Emily Clements (Hardie […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith’

Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith by Richard Bradford Bloomsbury Publishing Born in Texas in 1921 at a time when sexuality was, in varying degrees, hidden and fluid, Patricia Highsmith became famous for writing dark psychological thrillers. Notably, many have been made into unforgettable films – including The Talented Mr Ripley, […]

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Bibliophile | Sally Field shares her life In Pieces

In Pieces by Sally Field Simon & Schuster Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for five decades. She has stunned audiences and won the highest awards with her artistic range – from the complexity of Sybil to the ferocity of Norma Rae and the beleaguered Mary Todd Lincoln. Yet there is […]

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