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Heritage Festival
Heritage Festival

Stan Grant: Look Who’s Talking in Maitland

Award-winning journalist, author and television presenter Stan Grant will head to Maitland as part of Maitland Libraries’ Look Who’s Talking Program. Grant is scheduled to speak about identity and the world in crisis...

New book delves into the power of ceremony

In the age of COVID-19, people the world over have missed out on celebrating the momentous moments that mark the turning points in their lives. If you are just thinking birthdays, weddings and wakes as...

Newcastle Writers Festival offering aspiring authors Fresh Ink

Newcastle Writers Festival has announced a new program for emerging writers in the Hunter.  Fresh Ink is being presented from April 23 to 24 in collaboration with Newcastle Libraries.  The free program is being...

Book talk: Spies, surveillance and speaking to the dead

Jeff Popple reviews three books about spies, surveillance and speaking to the dead. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog.

‘Don’t be Afraid of the Dark’, says first time author

After depression robbed her of 12 months of her life, Sharon Yardley decided to put pen to paper letting others know it was possible to overcome an “insidious disease”. The mother-of-two published her...

Book talk: Barrenjoey Road

Jeff Popple reviews a true crime account of rape and murder on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Barrenjoey Road by Neil Mercer and Ruby Jones.

Book talk: Novels of suspense

Jeff Popple reviews three new novels of suspense. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog.

‘The Australian hero you’ve hardly heard of’: Newcastle author pens new book

A Newcastle-based author is shedding light on the work of the Hunter’s nurses during the First World War. Hamilton North's Christine Bramble is releasing a new book profiling the Novocastrian WW1 nurse Matron...

Book talk: Three historical fiction reads

This week, Michael Popple checks out three amazing and thought-provoking historical fiction reads.

Goats, wine and humour: Hunter Valley farmer pens second book

His resume includes roles ranging from bus driver, negotiator, cookbook collector, and sperm donor to author and farmer, so what is next for Hunter Valley resident Todd Alexander? In his latest book entitled...

New book series to take young readers on an adventure

A new book series is set to inspire young readers with a story about friendship that’s full of adventure.   Pepper Creek Ponies, written by Newcastle-based author Jess Black, follows the lives of...

Singleton library welcomes best-selling author Peter FitzSimons

Best-selling author, former rugby Test player and popular media commentator Peter FitzSimons will present a free talk at Singleton Library on his latest book, Breaker Morant, later this month, signifying the return of face-to-face...

Book talk: 3 new crime novels

Jeff Popple reviews three new crime novels by Australian authors. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog.

Author plows ahead with alpine crime series

Ice, snow, fog, and darkness set the scene in Newcastle-based author Lee Christine’s chilling delve into the niche genre of romantic alpine crime. Christine’s first book in the series, Charlotte Pass, quickly became...

Book talk: 3 books for Australia Day

Jeff Popple reviews three books for Australia Day. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com

Newcastle author’s ‘inspiration’ a family affair

Drawing inspiration from her daughter, Newcastle-based author Sheree Chambers is set to release a new children’s book series to encourage young readers to witness the beauty of our nation. And, the first offering...

Book talk: 5 great summer reads

Jeff and Michael Popple recommend five great summer reads. More of their reviews can be found on their blogs.

New dates for 2021 Newcastle Writers Festival

The Newcastle Writers Festival will welcome new dates for next year. The ninth event is scheduled to take place alongside the first weekend of the City of Newcastle’s arts festival from 24 to...

The Spotty Socked Lops book bounces onto shelves

Can you imagine what the pandemic might look like to a pair of rabbits? An emerging children’s author in Newcastle has published a book that explores just that. Former University of Newcastle student Meg...

Book talk: Recent releases for Christmas

This week, Michael Popple recommends three excellent recent releases to buy this Christmas. More of Michael’s reviews can be found on his blog

Rugby league legend Wally Lewis’ new tell-all book

Rugby league legend Wally Lewis has penned a new tell-all autobiography, which is expected to quickly become a bestseller.  The book, which took three years to compile, documents ‘the Emperor of Lang Park’s’...
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