Books & Talks

In The Time Of Foxes: A Conversation With Jo Lennan & Pip Smith

Harry Hartog Booksellers have been facilitating events on Zoom between writers in a weekly series called, Conversation With Harry Hartog. On Thursday, May 7, we sat in on a conversation between writer and musician Pip Smith and author Jo Lennan. Jo Lennan is the author of In The Time Of Foxes, her first book, a […]

Mother’s Day Curated Book List

As we learn to navigate this world of social distancing, one thing is certain, the power of a good book. Harry Hartog have adapted their service of recommending books to people in their stores to a digital platform, making it accessible to anyone, anywhere and just in time for Mother’s Day. ​Gift your Mum a […]

Malcolm Turnbull In Conversation With Annabel Crabb

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and respected journalist Annabel Crabb will be live streaming an in conversation on The Sydney Writer's Festival Facebook page at 7pm, April 27. This will mark the first event in the new digital programming for the Sydney Writers Festival. Malcom Turnbull is set to discuss his new and already controversial […]

Audiobooks That Will Stop Your Little Ones Whining About Being Stuck Indoors

Parents across Australia, and indeed the world, are having a hard time of it right now. Many are required to work from home while also keeping their children out of school and daycare. And frankly, some of us are being driven mad. We don’t want to give our kids too much screen time, but we […]

BOOK REVIEW: Palely Loitering by Hugh Patrick O’Keefe

Not many self published books ever get beyond the box in which they were delivered in, but piano player Hugh O’Keefe’s account of growing up gay in the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, the demand has a been so great another 500 copies have been printed. Always accepting of his own homosexuality, O’Keefe’s journey through […]

Frankie Pants & Mr Fox

Helen Lear, a passionate children’s book author tells a heart warming tale of a lazy neighbourhood cat who transforms into a modern day hero, Frankie Pants who at the stroke of midnight must save the neighbourhood from the devious Mr Fox. Inspired by her family’s beloved late cat Frankie, who used to laze around and […]

In Conversation With Margaret Atwood

Proclaimed author of The Handmaid’s Tale and over 50 other works, Margaret Atwood will make her way to Australia this weekend to celebrate the publication of The Testaments, a Booker Prize winning sequel to her 1985 novel that has become an Emmy Award-winning television show. In the sequel, Atwood begins answering the questions of readers […]

James Smith – Live & Uncensored

James Smith doesn’t mince words when he talks about fitness. The outspoken, expletive-happy, no-punches-pulled personal trainer got so fed up with the commercial, sensationalised industry that fitness had become that he had to speak up - loudly. The Brit, who now lives in Bondi, gained fame via social media and YouTube, and now he’s going […]

REVIEW: Aaron Patrick – The Surprise Party

If Labor had read this book there would have been no need for an internal inquiry into how and why they lost the election because Aaron Patrick tells us in The Surprise Party how the coalition snatched victory from the jaws of chaos. Blow by blow accounts of both sides leading up to the election […]

BOOK REVIEW: Penny Wong – Passion And Principle by Margaret Simons

Author Margaret Simons sure set herself a high bar when she took on the biography of Labor politician Penny Wong, as despite giving interviews for the book, Penny Wong - Passion and Principle, Wong kept her cards close throughout. The title is apt as passion and power are the two overriding traits that come through as Simons […]