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Olive by Emma Gannon - image by Harper Collins

Olive by Emma Gannon: a vital book for child-free women

Emma Gannon’s novel Olive opens a much-needed conversation about a woman navigating the complexities of being child-free by choice.

5 perfect books to read while you're self-isolating or quarantined

5 perfect books to read while you are self-isolating

We've put together a list of five essential books to read that will make your quarantine far more rewarding, and entertaining.

In Her Footsteps by Lonely Planet book cover

‘Alternative travel guide’ In Her Footsteps honours trailblazing women

A Lonely Planet book described as “an alternative travel guide to the world” documents the impact of more than 200 women and celebrates their legacy.

Victress: book by cricketer Corinne Hall celebrates women in sport

Victress: book by cricketer Corinne Hall celebrates women in sport

Victress, a book that celebrates 35 iconic Australian sportswomen, will help fund grassroots women’s cricket projects and charity Kindness Factory.

Books on gender, politics, culture make 2020 Stella Prize longlist

Books on gender, politics, culture make 2020 Stella Prize longlist

Gender, politics and culture are prominent themes across the diverse books written by Australian women on the longlist for The Stella Prize 2020.

Summer reads: 5 books by female authors to inspire your holiday reading

Summer reads: 5 books by female authors to inspire your holiday reading

From reflections on self-delusion to dazzling collections of fiction, here are five great books by female authors to add to your holiday reading list.

Suzanne Chadwick’s book inspires women to ‘play bigger’ in business

Suzanne Chadwick’s book inspires women to ‘play bigger’ in business

For women who want to create a bold business or career, Suzanne Chadwick’s book offers a practical guide on how to do so.

Author Maria Tumarkin on writing Axiomatic

Author Maria Tumarkin on writing Axiomatic

Author Maria Tumarkin shares the challenges she faced when writing her book Axiomatic, which “goes to the heart of the stuff we all grapple with”.

5 of Australia’s exceptional female authors to empower your reading list

5 of Australia’s exceptional female authors to empower your reading list

For exceptional books that speak to our times and what it means to be a woman today, be sure to add these Australian authors to your reading list.