In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham accuses a man she identifies as Barry of sexual assault. Yet "Barry" is a pseudonym — and the ensuing confusion has prompted her publisher to clarify matters.
Tony Abbott reportedly overruled a panel judging Australia's top fiction award, picking Richard Flanagan to share the prize. And one judge — famed poet Les Murray — isn't happy.
The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."