A year after Richard Flanagan's win with The Narrow Road to the Deep North, no Australian novelists made it onto the longlist for the Man Booker Prize - the first step towards winning the £50,000 prize in October.
Natalie Bochenski Buff up the acrylics, flick on the ceramic straighteners and set the chemically whitened teeth to stun – it's time for another season of The Bachelor, the trashy reality TV show that takes the "not" out of "make love not war".
Liam Mannix People love the bache, and have immediately forgotten the old bache. Long live new bache. The bache’s name is Sam, but he prefers Woody. Like the Toy Story character.
Wood said the show creates enough controversy on it's own without him trying to add to it.
Garry Maddox Not one, but two, Australian films will have gala premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Garry Maddox Mel Gibson sets up shop at Fox Studios, property market gets a film boost and Cate Blanchett is on the money about Amy Schumer in our weekly film wrap up.
Garry Maddox Sue Brooks' Looking for Grace will have a world premiere at the prestigious Italian film festival.
Karen Hardy When Graeme Cameron finished high school he sat in the back bedroom of his house for the whole summer and wrote the worst crime novel that's never been read by anyone.
Karl Quinn Is there such a thing as a 'gay' voice? And does it really matter if you have one?
Linda Morris It's a drop in the ocean but Australian independent booksellers are grateful for James Patterson's donation of $100,000 towards the cause of children's literacy.
Last Friday morning, staff at Cooma Hospital held a relay to promote hand hygiene.