Karl Marx once wrote that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. I’m not sure how far along that spectrum we are, I’m just hoping that we’re not up to the farce stage yet. Non-fiction pop-psychology (I can’t think of a better name it) doesn’t always have to …
Throughout history, music has been one of the most powerful and emotionally stimulating art forms. Dean looks at five of his favourite artists of the 20th century, and some of the albums, songs and books that highlight their incredible journeys.
The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has announced this year’s shortlist for the $25,000 National Biography Award.
This Award is presented annually to a published work of biographical or autobiographical writing aiming to promote public interest in these genres.
View the 2020 shortlist and reserve a copy from the library today.
Have you ever just wanted to escape? I have, and on this day I tried to ride as fast and as far as possible to be in another place
From the 1940s to the 1960s, Italian cinema revolutionised the art of film in ways that Hollywood never would have dared. Dean looks at five great Italian directors who helped define this period.
The 1960s was a decade of great upheaval. Dean looks at 10 works of Australian literature that showcase the vibrance and diversity of the time.
Discover the best cycling books the library has to offer with our resident cyclist and lycra librarian Luke
Short stories have often been viewed as novels in miniature; however, they are works of art in their own right. Dean looks at 10 writers who have shaped the landscape of the short story.