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Find out about a young scientist who is revolutionising the way we think about our health, take a tour of Michael Leunig's bookshelf, and check out our profile of Senior Australian of the Year 2015, Jackie French.

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The six years that John Burbidge spent in India as a community development worker changed him in many ways, but one stands out from all the

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Sofie Laguna Hits the Bullseye - 24-Jun-2015

Sofie Laguna, author of The Eye of the Sheep, has won Australia's biggest prize for fiction, the $60,000 Miles Franklin award. The judges were impressed by Languna's exploration of domestic violence through the emotional, non-judgmental eye of a young boy named Jimmy Flick.

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Two Historical Tales Win Big - 23-Jun-2015

Tanya Landman has scored the CILIP Carnegie medal for her novel Buffalo Soldier. She brings to life the story of Cathy Williams, a woman who escaped oppression and slavery by disguising herself as a man and joining the army.

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Global Searchlight on Aussie Crime - 17-Jun-2015

Our very own Michael Robotham and Paul E Hardisty are taking strides with the world's top crime writers with the announcement of the Crime Writer's Association's annual awards. Michael Robotham, author of Life or Death, stands beside Stephen King in the longlist for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger, awarded for the year's best crime novel.

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Win a $4000 Illustrating Deal - 11-Jun-2015

The Five Mile Press is offering a $4000 publishing contract to the winning entry of its Illustrator Prize. The company is one of Australia's biggest children's book publishers, bring out 180 publications for young people every year.

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Book Domino-no - 09-Jun-2015

A record-breaking attempt went awry recently when a Japan bookstore set out to create the world's largest book domino chain. Gifu City Library organised the event to promote the new design of its building, and set out to break the previous record of 5,318 books toppled by the United Biscuits company in the UK.

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Mrs & Mrs Smith - 04-Jun-2015

The 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction has been annouced! Ali Smith has come away with the top prize of $60,000 with her Man Booker shortlisted novel How to Be Both. Shami Chakrabarti, Chair of Judges, describes the winning novel: 'Ancient and modern meet and speak to each other in this tender, brilliant and witty novel of grief, love, sexuality and shape-shifting identity.

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E L James Strikes Again - 02-Jun-2015

The astoundingly average, top-selling erotica series 'Fifty Shades' will soon add another monochromatic cover to its ranks, with E L James announcing a new book titled Grey. It was too much for the world's highest-earning author to come up with a new storyline, so she's rewriting her first book from the perspective of the creepily charismatic male protagonist, Christian Grey.

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ABIA Winners Announced - 22-May-2015

The Australian Book Industry Awards went down yesterday, and the big winners of the night include Lost Found by Brooke Davis, Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke, and the Book of the Year goes to Andy Griffiths for The 52 Story…

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Chookas to Winner of Man Booker - 21-May-2015

Announced at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been crowned winner of this year's Man Booker International Prize. For details on his innovative writing that includes The Melancholy of Resistance, head here.

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Franklin Finalists Fever - 19-May-2015

The Miles Franklin Award celebrates the top literary novels that explore Australian life. It's a $60,000 prize, and this year a shortlist of five acclaimed novels - four of which are written by women - are poised to claim the top spot.

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