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Read about Amanda Ortlepp's debut novel, find out what Debra Oswald loves to read, check out some fun feline facts and laugh with Ian Simpson as he shares with us his life on wheels.

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We cannot get enough of cats: from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world. They have

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Who is reading on e-readers? - 01-Mar-2015

A recent study by Roy Morgan research has shown that Australians aged 35-39 are the biggest consumers of ebooks, with 9.1% purchasing at least one ebook in three months in 2014.

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Stella Prize Longlist Announced - 12-Feb-2015

The books on this years longlist range far and wide, demonstrating the diversity and power of Australian womens writing. Works by established and highly regarded writers such as Helen Garner and Joan London sit alongside books by exciting new voices and emerging authors; the list includes three debut works, and five books by authors under the age of 40.

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2015 Caldecott Medal Winner - 04-Feb-2015

Dan Santat has won the 2015 Caldecott Medal for his book 'The Adventures of Beekle: The unimaginary friend. …

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Literary World Abuzz With New Harper Lee Novel - 04-Feb-2015

Harper Lee, author of the classic 40 million+ bestselling novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird', will publish a second novel in an announcement from her publisher, HarperCollins 'Go Set a Watchman' was apparently completed in the mid-1950s, and takes place when Scout Finch, the heroine of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', is an adult. In a statement released by her publisher Harper Lee said that she wrote 'Go Set a Watchman' first but was asked by her publisher to rework the novel from the character Scouts perspective.

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2015 Costa Prize Winner - 28-Jan-2015

Helen Macdonald's memoir 'H is for Hawk' has won the Costa Book of the Year. The book is the author's personal account of training a goshawk to help her deal with her grief following her father's death.

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Best Novel Published Since the Year 2000 - 22-Jan-2015

US critics have voted Junot Dazs 2007 novel 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' the best novel published since year 2000.…

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Adelaide Writers Week Program Launch - 20-Jan-2015

The 2015 Adelaide Writers Week program has been launched. The Festival will run from Saturday 28 February to Thursday 5 March and be located at the Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden in Adelaide.

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Perth Writers' Festival Program Launch - 16-Jan-2015

There are loads of exciting authors visiting this years Perth Writers' Festival (19-22 Feb) including Hilary Mantell and Elizabeth Gilbert. You can get the full program here!…

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New Writers' Festival for Canberra - 15-Jan-2015

A new writers festival will be held in Canberra in 2015. Noted will be Canberras first ever experimental festival of words and will be held from 20-22 March…

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2014 T S Eliot Prize Winner - 13-Jan-2015

David Harsent has won the 2014 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry for his collection Fire Songs after being shortlisted for the prize five times.…

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