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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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ABIA Winners Announced - 22-May-2015

The Australian Book Industry Awards went down yesterday, and the big winners of the night include Lost Found by Brooke Davis, Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke, and the Book of the Year goes to Andy Griffiths for The 52 Story…

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Chookas to Winner of Man Booker - 21-May-2015

Announced at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been crowned winner of this year's Man Booker International Prize. For details on his innovative writing that includes The Melancholy of Resistance, head here.

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Franklin Finalists Fever - 19-May-2015

The Miles Franklin Award celebrates the top literary novels that explore Australian life. It's a $60,000 prize, and this year a shortlist of five acclaimed novels - four of which are written by women - are poised to claim the top spot.

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Read-a-thon for ILF - 14-May-2015

If running a marathon sounds like a sweaty nightmare, sobriety seems like an all too sensible stint, growing a mo is beyond your genetic capabilities, and shaving your hard-earned hair just doesn't tickle your fancy, this fundraiser might be much more appealing to you. Jane Rawson, author of A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists and winner of the Most Underrated Book Award, has launched a 'readathon' to run throughout June and July to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

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E-books Take a Taxing - 13-May-2015

With the announcement of the 2015-16 budget comes the impending imposition of a 10% tax on e-books and other digitally downloaded materials as part of a plan to expand the GST to online products. Games and movies purchased online will also be taxed under the new legislation.

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Better Late than Never - 06-May-2015

A renowned author and a fount of satirical wisdom, Mark Twain is one of the most quoted writers in history. Scholars at the University of California have unearthed a suite of newly discovered stories written by Twain when he was 29 years old in 1865.

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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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