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Writing Pure Narco

Jesse Fink reveals the machinations of writing a book with one of the biggest drug traffickers the world has ever known.

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Spaced out

‘Space Gandalf’ Greg Quicke puts the magnitude of our solar system into mind-boggling focus.

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Ten commandments of tech

How to Raise Happy and Successful Children author Esther Wojcicki outlines how your kids can write their own rules around screen time.

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Tall stories

Garry Linnell reveals how a childhood fascination led to his exploration of the life, and love, of an oft-forgotten bushranger.

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Researching and writing The Godmothers

Monica McInerney on the family secrets, overseas trips and strange times that shaped her heartwarming new novel.

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Classic of the month: The Woman in Black

In the spirit of Halloween, this October we revisited Susan Hill’s classic horror.

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Taking Time Out to Be

Jane Martino shares her inspiration behind the Smiling Mind picture book series.

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Bluey books read aloud

Read along with Julia Gillard, Sam Thaiday, Jamila Rizvi and John Wood.

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You’ve Got This… and here’s why

Bec Brown on the quarter-life crisis that changed her career path and what she learned along the way.

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A value proposition

Notebooks ready! From You’ve Got This, Bec Brown runs an exercise in evaluating what matters most.

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The very best morning routine

Turia Pitt on how to make early starts work for you.  

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Discovering Vida

Jacqueline Kent on the inspiration behind her book about an extraordinary woman, Vida.

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Introducing Vida Goldstein

Advocate for women's rights, campaigner for peace and genuine trailblazer for equality.

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Penguin 2020 Secondary Catalogue

Browse the extensive list of books for high school students.

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Researching The Orphan of Good Hope

The bestselling author on how a trip to Cape Town inspired her fascinating historical fiction novel.

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Classic of the Month: The Great Gatsby

This month we revisit the bachelor’s paradise of the decadent, enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby.

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Read between the lies

In Eley Williams’ The Liar’s Dictionary, we’re forced to interrogate the very foundations of ‘truth’.

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Fake. It. ’Til. You. Make. It.

From The Space Between: 29 things we wish we could have told ourselves on the final day of university.

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