Sidney Nolan’s portrait of Ned Kelly, the bushranger who was the subject of Peter Carey’s Booker Prize winning novel, The True History of the Kelly Gang (2001)

The Aloe (1930), Katherine Mansfield Published posthumously by her husband John Middleton Murry, The Aloe is an extended version of Mansfield’s(...)

Eleanor Catton capitalised on two irresistible elements: humour and the traditional yarn. Photograph: Man Booker

Traditional storytelling, admittedly ably assisted by sufficient shaggy dogs to power a giant sled, has secured the 2013 Man Booker Prize for the y(...)

Eleanor Catton: One of those rare humans who invariably grasp the essential reality

It begins with a storm and it ends in rain: no reader will arrive at the final line of The Luminaries without a smile of satisfaction. True, there may(...)