In the ongoing battle between the printed press and the e-book, team Kindle may be gaining ground. But there's one domain where the book will always be king: when you want to drill a ceramic light fixture into it.
The most important historical records of Australia’s gold rush were discovered by accident in a suburban garden shed. How they got there we don’t know, but that’s a pretty Aussie way to store our heritage.
You wouldn't expect to find talks about designer suburbs, presidential campaigns, conceptual art and the soft power of Tasmania at a writer's festival. But the 2013 Sydney Writers' Festival thwarts expectations.