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The devil was in the definitions

Ambrose Bierce's dictionary was a work of wicked satire, writes Jane Sullivan.

Two ‘lost’ Australian novels found

IT’S a publishing maxim that many novels have a shelf-life of only a few months. But two much-admired books by two of Australia’s greatest writers are back in the spotlight 40 years after they first appeared.

Named at last, the candidates for the Booker prize for 1970

IT IS a publishing maxim that many novels have a shelf life of only a few months. But two much admired books by two of Australia's greatest writers are back in the spotlight 40 years after they first appeared in print.

BBP CHANGES NAME TO ALINTA

BABCOCK & BROWN POWER has officially changed its name to Alinta Energy, in an attempt to sever links with its collapsed former parent.

Celebrity chefs still the publishers' bread and butter

EAT before you shop: this is the advice often served up to supermarket shoppers who tend to spend too much at the checkout because they are hungry. It could also be good advice for those headed to a bookshop.