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Catch up with the Grande Dame of Crime, Lynda La Plante, and get the gory details on her new prequel to Prime Suspect. Find out how to survive climate change, read poetry from Les Murray, and find out about this year's Miles Franklin winner! 

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The Reigning Romance Raconteurs - 27-Aug-2015

The Romance Writers of Australia have distributed their annual awards for the best in local stories about matters of the heart. Waves of Temptation by Marion Lennox won in the 'Short sweet' category, Damaso Claims His Heir by Annie West in 'Short sexy', Risky Business by Amy Andrews climbed up the heartstrings to come out on top for the 'Long Romance' category and Joanna Nicholls triumphed with her historical love story The Lace Balcony in the 'Romantic elements' section.

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Such is Crime: The Ned Kelly Awards - 25-Aug-2015

The winners of this year's Ned Kelly Awards have been announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association. Candice Fox, who won the award for best first fiction at last year's event, returned with the sequel to take out the overall best crime fiction award with Eden.

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Best in Aus Chrildren's Books Revealed! - 21-Aug-2015

Check out the full list of winning YA novels, books for younger children and picture books that were celebrated at this year's Children's Book Council of Australia awards. Claire Zorn scored #1 for older readers with The Protected! Click here for all the winners.

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The Fastest Selling Book in a Decade - 18-Aug-2015

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton won Book of the Year 2014 at the Australian Book Industry Awards with The 52 Storey Treehouse. The follow-up book, The 65 Storey Treehouse, has smashed records and has become the fastest selling Australian fiction title in the past decade.

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Man Book Longlist Announced - 30-Jul-2015

The Man Booker Award longlist has been announced for this year, and includes Marilynne Robinson's Lila, which featured in our October issue last year as our book club pick. The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma also made the list, and was reviewed recently in gr with a 5-star rating.

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Kibble Award Winners Announced - 15-Jul-2015

The Nita B Kibble Awards for Women Writers was established by Nita Dobbie in celebration of her aunt, Nita Kibble, who raised her after her mother died. Her aunt was the first woman to be appointed as a librarian within the State Library of NSW.

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#booksnotbullets - 09-Jul-2015

If every country stopped spending money on their military for just 8 days, the money saved - 39 billion dollars - would be enough to provide every child on the planet with 12 years of quality education. Education advocate and Taliban-attack survivor Malala Yousafzai has launched a campaign called #booksnotbullets.

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The NZ Famous Five - 07-Jul-2015

The shortlist for New Zealand's Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel has been announced: Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave The Petticoat Men by Barbara Ewing Swimming in the Dark by Paddy Richardson The Children's Pond by …

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Book Bidding War Climbs Higher - 06-Jul-2015

First it was adult colouring-in books, and now it's adult tree-climbing..

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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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