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Ferrante fever is peaking at gr as Elena Ferrante's globally acclaimed 'Neapolitan Novels' concludes with The Story of the Lost Child. Also check out our Fathers' Day Gift Guide and our special on H is for Hawk!

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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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Two Historical Tales Win Big - 23-Jun-2015

Tanya Landman has scored the CILIP Carnegie medal for her novel Buffalo Soldier. She brings to life the story of Cathy Williams, a woman who escaped oppression and slavery by disguising herself as a man and joining the army.

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Global Searchlight on Aussie Crime - 17-Jun-2015

Our very own Michael Robotham and Paul E Hardisty are taking strides with the world's top crime writers with the announcement of the Crime Writer's Association's annual awards. Michael Robotham, author of Life or Death, stands beside Stephen King in the longlist for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger, awarded for the year's best crime novel.

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Win a $4000 Illustrating Deal - 11-Jun-2015

The Five Mile Press is offering a $4000 publishing contract to the winning entry of its Illustrator Prize. The company is one of Australia's biggest children's book publishers, bring out 180 publications for young people every year.

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Book Domino-no - 09-Jun-2015

A record-breaking attempt went awry recently when a Japan bookstore set out to create the world's largest book domino chain. Gifu City Library organised the event to promote the new design of its building, and set out to break the previous record of 5,318 books toppled by the United Biscuits company in the UK.

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