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Book-to-film review: The Exception
Book-to-film review: The Exception

gr's resident book and film buff reviews The Exception, based on the book of the same name by Christian Jungersen.

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Celebrate anpernirrentye at this year's Northern Territory Writers' Festival, August 26-29
Celebrate anpernirrentye at this year's Northern Territory Writers' Festival, August 26-29

Returning to Mparntwe/Alice Springs this August, enkoy four days of books, words, performance and more!

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Prince Harry to publish 'literary memoir'
Prince Harry to publish 'literary memoir'

Penguin Random House has announced they will be publihsing The Duke of Sussex's memoir in late 2022, with the proceeds going to charity.

 

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Amanda Lohrey wins 2021 Miles Franklin Award
Amanda Lohrey wins 2021 Miles Franklin Award

The Tasmanian author won the $60 000 prize for her novel The Labyrinth.

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Aurealis Awards 2020 Winners announced
Aurealis Awards 2020 Winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Aurealis Awards have been announced, recognising the best science ficiton, fantasy and horror writing by Australian writers.

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Adam Goodes to release first picture book, Somebody's Land
7/06/2021 8:53 PM
Adam Goodes to release first picture book, Somebody's Land

Co-authored with journalist Ellie Laing, the book will be releasing via Allen & Unwin in November.

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Kiama Readers' Festival is back 23 July!
Kiama Readers' Festival is back 23 July!

Enjoy a winter weekend in sunny Kiama for a great line-up of author talks, masterclasses and workshops.

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Check out the first trailer for the film adaptation of The Drover's Wife
Check out the first trailer for the film adaptation of The Drover's Wife

The film offers our first glimpse at writer-director Leah Purcell in the starring role as Molly Johnson.

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Tom Keneally announces latest book, 'Corporal Hitler's Pistol'
Tom Keneally announces latest book, 'Corporal Hitler's Pistol'

It's the prestigious author's latest book since The Dickens Boy.

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Nina Funnell and HarperCollins to release book about #LetHerSpeak campaign
6/10/2021 7:28 PM
Nina Funnell and HarperCollins to release book about #LetHerSpeak campaign

The book will detail the internationally recognised campaign that produced law reforms across Australia.

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David Diop wins 2021 International Booker Prize
6/07/2021 7:18 PM
David Diop wins 2021 International Booker Prize

The win makes Diop the first french writer to win the International Booker for translated fiction.

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Readings announce 2021 Young Adult Book Prize shortlist
6/02/2021 8:31 PM
Readings announce 2021 Young Adult Book Prize shortlist

Readings have announced their 2021 Young Adult Book Prize shortlist, recognising the best Australian YA novels published in the past year.

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5-star May: Top books from GR Reviewers
5-star May: Top books from GR Reviewers

Craving a cracking read? These May books come highly recommended from our trusty team of independent reviewers!

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John le Carré's final novel, Silverview, is being published in October
John le Carré's final novel, Silverview, is being published in October

The novel was finished prior to le Carré's death last December.

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Civica Libraries Index reveal reading habits of Aussie and Kiwi booklovers over lockdown
Civica Libraries Index reveal reading habits of Aussie and Kiwi booklovers over lockdown

The Civica Libraries Index studied loans across Australian and New Zealand libraries to find out what we were reading over quarantine.

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2021 Miles Franklin Award longlist announced
2021 Miles Franklin Award longlist announced

The longlist for one of Australia's most prestigious literary prizes has been announced.

 

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Alan Moore breaks retirement, announces five-volume fantasy series and short story collection
5/11/2021 9:00 PM
Alan Moore breaks retirement, announces five-volume fantasy series and short story collection

Two years after his retirement from comic writing, Moore has signed with Bloomsbury for two new properties.

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Channing Tatum to publish picture book, The One and Only Sparkella
5/10/2021 9:06 PM
Channing Tatum to publish picture book, The One and Only Sparkella

The actor's first published book is inspired by his relationship with his daughter.

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Emma Batchelor's 'Now That I See You' wins 2021 Vogel Award
5/03/2021 9:25 PM
Emma Batchelor's 'Now That I See You' wins 2021 Vogel Award

The Vogel Award recognises unpublished manuscripts written by authors under 35 years of age.

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Australian Book Industry Awards announce 2021 winners
Australian Book Industry Awards announce 2021 winners

The winners of the 2021 ABIA awards have been announced, recognising the efforts of authors, publishers and bookshops in bringing Australian books to readers.

 

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2021 International Booker prize shortlist announced
2021 International Booker prize shortlist announced

The 2021 International Booker prize shortlist has been announced, recognising the best internationally published fiction translated into English.

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2021 Stella Prize winner announced
2021 Stella Prize winner announced

The winner of the 2021 Stella Prize has been announced, celebrating the best in Australian women's writing.

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Delia Owens' bestseller 'Where the Crawdads Sing' is coming to the big screen
Delia Owens' bestseller 'Where the Crawdads Sing' is coming to the big screen

Produced by Reese Witherspoon, the film's cast, writer and director have been announced.

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A Soviet-era TV movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings has been rediscovered, and it's extremely weird
A Soviet-era TV movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings has been rediscovered, and it's extremely weird

Originally aired on Leningrad Television, Khraniteli resurfaced over thirty years after it was broadcast.

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Original Tolkien illustrations to appear in new edition of The Lord of the Rings
4/06/2021 10:27 PM
Original Tolkien illustrations to appear in new edition of The Lord of the Rings

It's the first time the fantasy author's illustrations have appeared in Lord of the Rings since its publication in 1954.

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Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with these 10 books by trans and gender diverse authors
Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with these 10 books by trans and gender diverse authors

This March 31st, celebrate the contribution of trans and gender diverse authors to the world of books with these 10 fiction and non-fiction reads.

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Children's Book Council of Australia announce 2021 shortlist
Children's Book Council of Australia announce 2021 shortlist

The Children's Book Council of Australia have announced their 2021 shortlist, acknowledging unique Australian stories for younger readers, over six categories.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize has become Australia's richest genre-based literary award
ARA Historical Novel Prize has become Australia's richest genre-based literary award

With the introduction of a Children's and YA category, the ARA Historical Novel Prize is now Australia's richest genre-based literary prize.

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2021 Indie Book Awards winners announced
2021 Indie Book Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Indie Book Awards have been announced, celebrating indie booksellers and Australian authors.

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Get ready for the 2021 Great Book Swap!
Get ready for the 2021 Great Book Swap!

Celebrate reading and raise funds for remote communities!

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Sydney Writers' Festival announces 2021 Program
Sydney Writers' Festival announces 2021 Program

The Sydney Writers' Festival have announced their 2021 program, featuring 231 live events with over 400 Australia-based speakers.

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Norton Juster, author of 'The Phantom Tollbooth', has died aged 91
3/10/2021 8:44 PM
Norton Juster, author of 'The Phantom Tollbooth', has died aged 91

The author's death was confirmed by fellow children's author and illustrator Mo WIllems.

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'The Queen's Gambit' is becoming a stage musical
3/09/2021 7:11 PM
'The Queen's Gambit' is becoming a stage musical

The stage rights of the hit Netflix miniseries were recently acquired by entertainment company Level Forward.

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2021 Stella Prize Longlist Announced
3/05/2021 7:39 PM
2021 Stella Prize Longlist Announced

The longlist highlights 12 titles written by Australian women and non-binary authors.

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Gary Oldman to star in television adaptation of Mick Herron's 'Slough House'
3/04/2021 7:43 PM
Gary Oldman to star in television adaptation of Mick Herron's 'Slough House'

The series, titled Slow Horses, will be based on the first two books in the series, Slow Horses and Dead Lions.

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Woollongong Writers Festival announces closure
4/02/2021 12:32 AM
Woollongong Writers Festival announces closure

The seven-year-old festival today announced their closure due to lack of funding.

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5-star February: Top books from GR reviewers
5-star February: Top books from GR reviewers

Craving a cracking read? These February releases come highly recommended from our trusty team of reviewers!

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Australian Book Industry Awards announce 2021 longlist and live event
Australian Book Industry Awards announce 2021 longlist and live event

The ABIAs are teaming up with the Sydney Writer's Festival for a premiere event showcasing the best of Australian Books.

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Book-to-film review: My Salinger Year
Book-to-film review: My Salinger Year

Gr's resident film & book buff Clive Hodges shares his take on the film My Salinger Year, based on the memoir by Joanna Rakoff.

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Eric Bana is heading to Bremer Bay, Perth to film Tim Winton's 'Blueback'
Eric Bana is heading to Bremer Bay, Perth to film Tim Winton's 'Blueback'

The Aussie star is teaming up with director Robert Connoly and actors Mia Wasikowska and Radha Mitchell for the adaptation of Winton's novella.

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Brian Jaques' beloved 'Redwall' series is getting a Netlflix film and animated series
2/11/2021 8:06 PM
Brian Jaques' beloved 'Redwall' series is getting a Netlflix film and animated series

The classic children's fantasty series have sold over 30 million copies since 1986.

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What's coming out in March?
2/09/2021 9:30 PM
What's coming out in March?

Heaps of books are coming out next month - here's the ones we're most excited to read!

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Heather Morris announces final book in her 'Tattooist' trilogy, 'Three Sisters'
2/08/2021 10:19 PM
Heather Morris announces final book in her 'Tattooist' trilogy, 'Three Sisters'

The new novel comes after the internationally bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey

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A Kurt Vonnegut docco 30 years in the making is finally hitting theatres
2/04/2021 9:35 PM
A Kurt Vonnegut docco 30 years in the making is finally hitting theatres

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time is scheduled for a theatrical release this year.

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Victorian Premier's Literary Awards announce 2021 Winners
2/02/2021 10:12 PM
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards announce 2021 Winners

The prestigous prize has awarded over $267 000 to winners across 7 categories.

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Liane Moriarty announces new novel 'Apples Never Fall'
Liane Moriarty announces new novel 'Apples Never Fall'

The bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers has revealed the release date of her first book in two years.

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Anthony Doerr announces new novel, titled 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'
Anthony Doerr announces new novel, titled 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'

It's the acclaimed author's first novel in seven years, since All the Light We Cannot See.

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2021 Indie Book Awards shortlist announced
2021 Indie Book Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2021 Indie Book Awards have been announced, celebrating Australian literary talent across six different categories.

 

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Sally Rooney announces new book 'Beautiful World, Where Are You'
Sally Rooney announces new book 'Beautiful World, Where Are You'

The bestselling author has revealed her first book since the critically acclaimed Normal People.

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The memoir of Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones is coming to TV
1/12/2021 11:27 PM
The memoir of Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones is coming to TV

Directed by Danny Boyle, the six-part television drama is based on Jones' 2016 memoir Lonely Boy.

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