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We've got an addiction to non-fiction this month. Read remarkable stories about Mao's China, dashing RAF flyers who formed an unforgettable alliance, and a love affair that survived the Holocaust. Plenty of great fiction too!

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You could win one of five copies of Daughter of the Territory by Jacqueline Hammar, valued at $32.99. Born in Darwin in 1929, Jacquelin

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NSW Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist - 28-Apr-2015

The prestigious Premier's Literary Awards shortlist has been announced, with a long list of new and established Aussie authors on the list in 11 different categories. YA favourites Jackie French, Sonya Hartnett, and Jaclyn Moriarty all appear on the shortlist, and previous winner Helen Garner is an unsurprising addition to the non-fiction section with her acclaimed book This House of Grief.

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Stellar Women's Writing Celebrated - 22-Apr-2015

This year's Stella Prize has been awarded to Emily Bitto for her novel The Strays. The Stella Prize celebrates the writing of Australian women and is a major literary award with a top prize of $50,000.

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Anthony Doerr Blitzes Pulitzer - 21-Apr-2015

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize has been awarded to Anthony Doerr for his book All the Light We Cannot See. It's an epic novel set in World War II that Doerr spent 10 years writing.

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Australia's Best Book Covers - 15-Apr-2015

The Australian Book Designer Association has announced the shortlist of the Book Design Awards for 2015! Two of the covers - Lost Found by Brooke Davis and Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh - have featured as our magazine's cover stor…

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Gunter Grass - 14-Apr-2015

Gunter Glass, author of The Tin Drum, has passed away at the age of 87. He was a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, and as well as a novelist he was a poet, essayist, dramatist, sculptor, and graphic artist.

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Ditmar Award Winners - 08-Apr-2015

The Ditmar Award has been recognising stellar Australian science-ficiton, fantasy, and horror writing since 1969. Glenda Larke's The Lascar Dagger and Trudi Canavan's Thief's Magic, both published by Hachette, have been named joint winners of the best novel award this year.

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Miles Franklin Longlist at Long Last! - 02-Apr-2015

This year's Miles Franklin Award longlist includes three debut authors (Suzanne McCourt, Christine Piper, and Omar Musa). In Certain Circles (Elizabeth Harrower, Text) Golden Boys (Sonya Hartnett, Hamish Hamilton) The Eye…

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Indie Book Award Winners - 31-Mar-2015

Congratulations to Don Watson, the winner of the Indie Book of the Year Award for 2015! His book 'The Bush: Travels in the heart of Australia' is an insightful rumination on the way the Australian bush has informed our national identity. It's been called one of the best examples of modern Australian non-fiction writing.

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Man Booker Prize 2015 Finalists - 27-Mar-2015

Ten writers from ten different countries have made the finals list of the 2015 Man Book Prize. For the first time, there are finalists from Libya, Mozambique, Guadeloupe, Hungary, and Congo.

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Harper Lee's Cover Reveal! - 25-Mar-2015

The cover of Harper Lee's new novel has been revealed! Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus.

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