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Win one of five copies of The May Beetles by Baba Schwartz, valued at $34.99 each. Baba Schwartz's story began 15 years before the Holocaus

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2016 National Biography Award shortlist announced - 04-Jul-2016

Six Australian stories were shortlisted for the nations biography prize. Battarbee and Namatjira, Martin Edmond Comrade Ambassador: Whitlams Beijing Envoy, Stephen FitzGerald Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather, Karen Lamb Mannix, Brenda Niall Bearing Witness: The Remarkable Life of Charles Bean, Australia's greatest war correspondent, Peter Rees Reckoning: A Memoir, Magda Szubanski The winner will be announced 8 August.

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Simon Mawer wins 2016 Walter Scott Prize - 22-Jun-2016

Simon Mawer has won the 2016 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for his novel Tightrope. The author received his award from the Duke of Buccleuch, at the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival.

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2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction - 09-Jun-2016

Irish novelist Lisa McInerney has won the 2016 Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies.…

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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The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award awards $20,000 to a writer under the age of 35 of an unpublished manuscript.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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