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Happy summer! In our December/ January issue you'll find a run-down of 5-star reads we've had throughout the year, a chat with one of Australia's foremost non-fiction writers Patrick Lindsay, poetry, a short story, grumpy cat, and more! 

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This is a book dedicated to Christmas. Its full of magical stories and memoirs about Christmases gone but not forgotten; family celebratio

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Winners of PM Literary Awards Donate Prize Money - 09-Dec-2014

Richard Flanagan, recent Man Booker Prize winner and author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, has won again at the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. He immediately pledged the $40,000 prize to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), quoting a colloquial proverb his late father was fond of: Money is like sh*t.

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Jackie French wins NSW Senior Australian of the Year - 10-Nov-2014

The Premier announced French as the 2015 Senior Australian of the year in a ceremony on Monday. The treasured Australian author scribbled her first picture-book manuscript out of desperation, when she was living in a shed and needed the money to have her car registered.

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Miles Franklin Award - 01-Jul-2014

The Miles Franklin award has been running since 1957, and is presented to the best Australian novels of the highest literary merit each year. Two gr staff headed down to the Museum of Contemporary Art at Sydney's Circular Quay for the announcement of the winner out of this year's short list.

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Congratulations to Text & Graeme Simsion! - 27-May-2014

Text Publishing have been announced small publisher of the year for the third time running at the Australian Book Industry Awards. Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, published by Text, took out the top award as Book of the Year.

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Vogel's Literary Award Announced! - 23-Apr-2014

The Australian/ Vogel Literary award for an unpublished manuscript written by an author under the age of 35 has launched the careers of famous Australian writers Tim Winton, Gillian Mears, and Kate Grenville. The prize is $20,000 as well as a publishing deal supplied by Allen and Unwin.

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Pulitzer Prize winners announced - 14-Apr-2014

Columbia University have announced the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners for 2014. Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch has taken out the top prize for fiction.

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Good Reading app goes live! - 18-Mar-2014

Grab your nearest tablet or smartphone (it's the 21st century so there's probably one close by) and download the newly rolled-out app for Good Reading online. If you're an online subscriber, now you can download Good Reading and read it on the device of your choice whenever, wherever - even if you're not connected to the internet.

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George Saunders wins the 2014 Story Prize - 10-Mar-2014

George Saunders, author of the best-selling short story collection Tenth of December, has taken out the top $20,000 (US) prize of the US short fiction competition 'The Story Prize'. His book of ten darkly humorous, contemporary stories was reviewed last year in gr with a five star rating.

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Shortlist for 2014 Indie Awards Announced - 04-Feb-2014

Australian Independent Booksellers have realeased the shortlist of the 2014 Indie Awards. The winners for each category as well as the Book of the Year will be announced on the 26th of March.

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Costa Book of the Year Award - 29-Jan-2014

In the UK, Nathan Filer's debut novel The Shock of the Fall (HarperCollins) has won the 30,000 (A$56,500) Costa Book of the Year Award. Described as a haunting, moving novel concerning the struggles of a life with mental illness.

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