Mary Ward "Supported ... alive ... sexually aroused."
Fresh faces join the veterans on this year's Miles Franklin longlist.
Neil McMahon Not before time, the nation had cause to ponder the obvious: Education Minister Christopher Pyne as a creature from another planet.
Josephine Tovey When Jon Stewart announced he would soon retire from The Daily Show back in February, it unleashed both a wave of grief from fans of iconc comedy news show and speculation about who among the nation's comedians could possibly fill Stewart's big shoes.
Melanie Kembrey Australian readers have again voted Markus Zusak's smash-hit The Book Thief the best book of all time.