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Kate Grenville releases her new book
7/02/2020 11:29 PM
Kate Grenville releases her new book

Celebrated Australian author, Kate Grenville, has released her latest book today, A Room Made of Leaves, with Text Publishing.

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Ngaio Marsh Award long list revealed
8/01/2020 12:48 AM
Ngaio Marsh Award long list revealed

The longlist for New Zealand’s Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel has been announced for 2020, featuring a range of diverse and exciting stories and heroines to match.

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón dies, age 55
Carlos Ruiz Zafón dies, age 55

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of The Shadow of the Wind, has passed away at age 55.

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Shaun Tan wins the Kate Greenaway medal
Shaun Tan wins the Kate Greenaway medal

Australian artist Shaun Tan has become the first person of colour to win the Kate Greenaway medal for his book Tales from the Inner City

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Mary Trump to release incendiary memoir
Mary Trump to release incendiary memoir

Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, is set to release a tell-all book with Simon and Schuster later this year. 

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Miles Franklin Award 2020: Shortlist Announced
Miles Franklin Award 2020: Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award has been announced, and features a range of talented Australian authors and captivating novels.

 

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Jane Harper shortlisted for UK crime writing award
Jane Harper shortlisted for UK crime writing award

Australian author Jane Harper has been shortlisted for the British-based Theakston’s Old Peculier 2020 Crime Novel Award.

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Australian author Jesse Blackadder dies, aged 56
Australian author Jesse Blackadder dies, aged 56

Australian author Jesse Blackadder passed away last Wednesday at age 56, six months after her diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. 

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JK Rowling announces new children’s book, The Ickabog
7/01/2020 12:58 AM
JK Rowling announces new children’s book, The Ickabog

JK Rowling is set to publish a new children’s book this year, and has decided to make it free online before the hard copy is released, aiming to give children in lockdown something to read.

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The first book on coronavirus is nearly here
The first book on coronavirus is nearly here

Covid-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine by award-winning science journalist, Dr. Michael Mosley, will be released this Friday and is now available for... View More»

What is Australia's most borrowed book?
What is Australia's most borrowed book?

Civica and the Australian Library Information Association are launching the 2020 Civica Libraries index today in celebration of Library and Information Week. The index is an insightful list of Australia and New Zealand’s most... View More»

Unbeatable Bluey: A success story
Unbeatable Bluey: A success story

It’s been a great week for Australia’s favourite fictional blue heeler, with Bluey: The Beach winning the ABIA Book of the Year Award, and now View More»

2020 ABIA Awards: Bluey makes history
2020 ABIA Awards: Bluey makes history

The 2020 ABIA awards were held earlier this week in an online service that was streamed via YouTube. This year saw iconic children’s book, Bluey: The Beach, win... View More»

Two YA Fiction classics prepare for re-launch
6/07/2020 1:16 AM
Two YA Fiction classics prepare for re-launch

A return to classic young-adult fiction series seems to be the flavour of 2020, with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins releasing further installments to their series in the... View More»

The Luminaries adapted for the small screen
6/04/2020 1:02 AM
The Luminaries adapted for the small screen

Popular 2013 novel, The Luminaries, has been adapted into a six-part miniseries, filmed in New Zealand, and soon to be released in Australia.

 

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ABIA 2020 Shortlist Announced
ABIA 2020 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) has been announced today, with the announcement of the winners only a few short weeks away.

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K.M. Kruimink takes home The Vogel Literary Award for 2020
K.M. Kruimink takes home The Vogel Literary Award for 2020

Tasmanian writer K.M. Kruimink has been announced this week as the winner of The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for 2020.

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Mitch Albom releases a serialised story of hope for coronavirus pandemic
Mitch Albom releases a serialised story of hope for coronavirus pandemic

Popular American author Mitch Albom is currently writing a free, serialised story called Human Touch in order to raise awareness for coronavirus relief in his home city, Detroit.

 

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Manchester Writing School encourages coronavirus poetry
Manchester Writing School encourages coronavirus poetry

Fans of poetry will be pleased to hear that a range of new poems about the coronavirus pandemic are being published by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Turnbull memoir pirated within the Prime Minister’s Office
Turnbull memoir pirated within the Prime Minister’s Office

Australian publishing company Hardie Grant has taken action on piracy after their new release, A Bigger Picture, the memoir from ex-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, was found to be illegally sent as an e-book prior to publication.

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Groundbreaking investigation into domestic violence wins 2020 Stella Prize
Groundbreaking investigation into domestic violence wins 2020 Stella Prize

Jess Hill’s ground-breaking investigative book, See What You Made Me Do, has won the $50 000 Stella Prize for... View More»

Nosy Crow's coronavirus book for kids is here
5/09/2020 12:00 AM
Nosy Crow's coronavirus book for kids is here

The team at Nosy Crow publishing has put together a digital children’s book about the coronavirus, hoping to make it an easier concept for children to wrap their heads around.

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Free activities for the kids
4/09/2020 11:54 PM
Free activities for the kids

We know you need a way to entertain your kids at the moment, so the gr team has pulled together some free activities you can download for your little ones!

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree shortlisted for International Booker Prize
4/09/2020 7:26 PM
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree shortlisted for International Booker Prize

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar has now been shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize.

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Emerging Writers Festival to take place online
5/02/2020 2:35 AM
Emerging Writers Festival to take place online

The annual Emerging Writers’ Festival will take place online this year, with social distancing measures meaning large events have been canceled.

 

 

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Reviews: Jeremy Thorpe and A Very English Scandal
4/02/2020 9:09 PM
Reviews: Jeremy Thorpe and A Very English Scandal

As you look for things to read and watch over the isolation period, we thought we'd bring you Clive Hodges' reviews of Jeremy... View More»

Marvellous March: 5-star reviews from gr
Marvellous March: 5-star reviews from gr

Are you after your next high-quality read? Check out the books rated 5 stars in our March issue.

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Connect With Your Library Online!
Connect With Your Library Online!

Are you a member of your local library?

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2020 Independent Book Awards: The Winners
2020 Independent Book Awards: The Winners

FAVEL PARRETT’s novel, There Was Still Love, has been announced as the 2020 Indie Book of the Year. There Was Still Love is Parrett’s third novel, following on from When the Night Comes and Past the Shallows.

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Margaret Wild wins Lifetime Achievement in Literature
3/12/2020 9:33 PM
Margaret Wild wins Lifetime Achievement in Literature

Australian Children's author Margaret Wild has been awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

 

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2020 Stella Prize Shortlist Announced
3/09/2020 10:19 PM
2020 Stella Prize Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the annual Stella Prize has been announced, featuring a range of fiction and non-fiction books, and an anthology of short stories.

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Online surge of support for bullied book lover
4/05/2020 1:48 AM
Online surge of support for bullied book lover

A young boy from the UK has received an outpouring of support from authors, bookshops and celebrities once they learned he had been bullied for his love of books.

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A bookish paradise: Clunes Booktown Festival 2020
4/05/2020 1:39 AM
A bookish paradise: Clunes Booktown Festival 2020

The ultimate Australian book festival will be taking place in the quaint country town of Clunes, Victoria this May.

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree longlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize
4/05/2020 1:26 AM
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree longlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Iranian author Shokoofeh Azar has been longlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize.

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Debut novelist Sarah Epstein wins Young Adult Fiction Award at Adelaide Festival
4/02/2020 2:56 AM
Debut novelist Sarah Epstein wins Young Adult Fiction Award at Adelaide Festival

Sarah Epstein of Walker Books Australia has won the Young Adult Fiction Award at the Adelaide Festival for Literature for her debut novel, View More»

Behrouz Boochani's No Friend but the Mountains to be made into a film
Behrouz Boochani's No Friend but the Mountains to be made into a film

Behrouz Boochani’s award-winning book, No Friend but the Mountains, will be adapted into a film with an... View More»

Dan Brown to make his picture book debut
Dan Brown to make his picture book debut

Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame will publish his first children’s book this year, bringing in elements of music and technology in order to create a full experience for his new, young readers.

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Last surviving Nazi prosecutor to publish his memoirs
Last surviving Nazi prosecutor to publish his memoirs

Sphere is set to publish the story of Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, who is now 99 years old.

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The Trespassers makes UN reading list for sustainability focus
The Trespassers makes UN reading list for sustainability focus

Australian novel The Trespassers by Meg Mundell has been added to a United Nations (UN) reading list centred on sustainability... View More»

Fabulous February: 5-star reviews from gr
3/10/2020 2:01 AM
Fabulous February: 5-star reviews from gr

Fancy a fab read? Check out the books rated 5 stars in our February issue. 

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Award-winning author Ursula Dubosarsky is the new Children's Laureate
3/10/2020 12:48 AM
Award-winning author Ursula Dubosarsky is the new Children's Laureate

Ursula Dubosarsky has been announced as the Children's Laureate for 2020-21. 

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2020 Stella Prize Longlist Announced
2/10/2020 9:06 PM
2020 Stella Prize Longlist Announced

The 2020 Stella Prize longlist was announced late last week, showcasing a range of memoir, fiction, short stories and non-fiction.

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Kitty Flanagan wins Booktopia's Favourite Australian Book Award
3/06/2020 1:54 AM
Kitty Flanagan wins Booktopia's Favourite Australian Book Award

Kitty Flanagan has won Booktopia’s inaugural Favourite Australian Book Award for her 2019 book, 488 Rules for Life.

 

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David Mitchell's Utopia Avenue slated for 2020 release
2/06/2020 9:10 PM
David Mitchell's Utopia Avenue slated for 2020 release

Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell will release his long-awaited new book, Utopia Avenue, later this year.

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Canadian bookstore fosters local kittens
3/03/2020 2:03 AM
Canadian bookstore fosters local kittens

A Canadian bookstore is facilitating the adoption of local kittens by letting them roam through the shop and meet the customers as they shop for books.

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Vale Mary Higgins Clark
2/02/2020 11:58 PM
Vale Mary Higgins Clark

The' Queen of Suspense', bestselling crime/thriller author Mary Higgins Clark, has died aged 92. 

Mary Higgins Clark worked as a Pan Am flight attendent before she married Warren Clark and began a family.

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Jennifer Byrne announces her first novel
Jennifer Byrne announces her first novel

Hachette Australia has announced they will be working with accomplished Australian journalist, Jennifer Byrne, to publish her first novel.

 

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Q&A with Harry Potter anniversary illustrator Levi Pinfold
Q&A with Harry Potter anniversary illustrator Levi Pinfold

Check out our Q&A with Levi Pinfold, award-winning illustrator behind the 20th anniversary Hogwarts House edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 

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Watch: first trailer for Normal People
Watch: first trailer for Normal People

Normal People, the award-winning novel by Sally Rooney, has been adapted into a television series by Hulu and BBC Three.... View More»

Wolf Hall UK's favourite historical novel
Wolf Hall UK's favourite historical novel

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has been named the UK’s favourite historical novel via a poll conducted by the Walter Scott Prize.

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