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Justin Cronin tells us about 'The Passage', an apocalyptic series being called 'the trilogy of the decade' that made Stephen King swoon! We also investigate drinking culture, a transgender teddy & Sarah Ferguson's bookshelf!

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Win 1 of 5 copies of a book set in the Jazz Age of New York that scored a 5-star review in our May issue! Its the roaring twenties in the M

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Authors Fight Plan to Remove Parallel Importation Restrictions - 26-May-2016

Earlier this month, huge Aussie authors Richard Flanagan, Thomas Keneally and Peter Carey all spoke out against the government's proposal to abolish restrictions on the parallel importation of books. To find out what this means and the rammfications for the Australian book industry, head here.

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The Sydney Writers' Festival kicks off on May 16! - 02-May-2016

Sydney Writers Festival runs 16-22 May. An exhilarating array of authors bring their wisdom and imaginative whimsy to Sydney for a week-long extravaganza of ideas and literature.

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A New Australian Novelist is Launched with the #VogelsAward - 28-Apr-2016

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award awards $20,000 to a writer under the age of 35 of an unpublished manuscript. The winning author scores a deal with Allen Unwin, and in the past the award has launched the illustrious careers of Kate Grenville and Tim Winton.

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Miles Franklin Longlist - 06-Apr-2016

Judges of the Miles Franklin Award say that the exploration of grief and loss is a recurring theme in the best offerings from Australia's literary scene this year. Check out the longlist below and head to our blog to read reviews of some of the nominated titles.

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Indie Book Award Announced - 24-Mar-2016

Last night in Sydney, Australian Independent Booksellers, announced The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood as their favourite Australian book from last year and the winner of The Indie Book Awards 2016 Book of the Year. The individual category winners in Fiction, Debut Fiction, Non-Fiction, Childrens and Young Adult were also announced.

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Stella Prize Shortlist Announced - 10-Mar-2016

The six books making it through to the final round of The Stella Prize are: Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight Hope Farm by Peggy Frew A Few Days in the Country by Elizabeth Harrower The World Without Us by Mireille Juc…

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Buy this book for whatever price you want and change the world! - 29-Feb-2016

An organisation aimed at ending poverty, Thankyou, have release a motivational book to raise money for their innovations to being an end to women dying in childbirth. The co-founder of the company will be packing the sold books himself until they reach their first goal of 1.

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Aurealis Award Shortlist - 17-Feb-2016

The Aurealis Award shortlists have been announced, honouring science fiction, fantasy and specualtive works by Australian authors. Shaun Tan makes an appearance for his latest work 'The Singing Bones' and YA favourite 'Illuminae' is up for the win in a few different categories.

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Stella Prize 2015 Kicks Off with Longlist Announcement - 10-Feb-2016

Some of our favourite Aussie female writers - Charlottle Wood, Stephanie Bishop Peggy Frew to name a few - are featured on this year's Stella Prize longlist. Head to our blog to check out the full list, and to find reviews of th…

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Leigh Hobbs new Australian Children's Laureate - 08-Feb-2016

Childrens author and illustrator Leigh Hobbs has been chosen at the Australian Childrens Laureate for 2016-17. The creator of more than 20 books, including Old Tom, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Horrible Harriet, will be presented with the laureates Magpie Award at a ceremony at the State Library of Victoria on 12 February.

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