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A star-studded Bridehead Revisited remake is coming to TV
A star-studded Bridehead Revisited remake is coming to TV

The recreation of Evelyn Waugh's beloved classic is in the works from the BBC and HBO.

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5-star November: Top books from gr reviewers
5-star November: Top books from gr reviewers

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

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Alan Rickman's diaries are being published as a book
Alan Rickman's diaries are being published as a book

The late author's writings, totaling 27 volumes across over 25 years, will be released in 2022.

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Writer and journalist Jan Morris has passed away aged 94
Writer and journalist Jan Morris has passed away aged 94

The author of almost 40 books is considered one of the UK's finest post-war writers. 

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Douglas Stuart wins 2020 Booker Prize
Douglas Stuart wins 2020 Booker Prize

The Scottish author won the pretigious £50,000 prize for his debut novel Shuggie Brain

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Quentin Tarantino is releasing 2 new books, including a novelisation of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Quentin Tarantino is releasing 2 new books, including a novelisation of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

The transgressive director has signed a deal for a novelisation of his 2019 film Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, and a non-fiction work. 

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Anita Heiss announces new novel with Wiradjuri title
Anita Heiss announces new novel with Wiradjuri title

Anita Heiss' new novel Bila Yarrudhang-galang-dhuray (River of Dreams) is to be the first Australian release to bare a title in an Aboriginal language without an English translation. 

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Check out the first trailer for Hulu's take on The Hardy Boys
Check out the first trailer for Hulu's take on The Hardy Boys

This modern adaptation of The Hardy Boys, created by Edward Stratemeyer, is hitting Hulu in December. 

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2020 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award Winners announced
11/12/2020 8:56 PM
2020 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award Winners announced

Presented by Waverly Council, the NIB Literary Award is the only award of its type in Australia. 

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Entries for Viva La Novella 2021 are now open
11/09/2020 7:53 PM
Entries for Viva La Novella 2021 are now open

Now in its 9th year, Australia's only standalone novella prize is open for entries until 31 December. 

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Aisling Smith wins 2020 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
12/06/2020 1:19 AM
Aisling Smith wins 2020 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

Aisling Smith was the winner of the 2020 prize which aims to unearth, support and nurture new Australian writing talent. 

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Tanya Bretherton wins 2020 Danger Prize
11/04/2020 8:57 PM
Tanya Bretherton wins 2020 Danger Prize

BAD: Sydney Crime Writer's Festival has announced that Tanya Bretherton has won the 2020 Danger Prize for her book The Killing Streets

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Check out the trailer for the film adaptation of Jane Harper's 'The Dry'
11/03/2020 10:27 PM
Check out the trailer for the film adaptation of Jane Harper's 'The Dry'

Hitting cinemas on New Year's Day, the film version of The Dry stars Eric Bana as Aaron Falk. 

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Debut authors reign supreme at the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards
12/02/2020 2:11 AM
Debut authors reign supreme at the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards

Debut authors Becky Manawatu and RWR McDonald were named winners of the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards, which recognise the best in New Zealand crime, mystery, thriller and suspense writing. 

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5-star October: Top books from gr reviewers
5-star October: Top books from gr reviewers

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

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Maria Papas has won the 2020 Hungerford Award
Maria Papas has won the 2020 Hungerford Award

The Perth author won the 30th City of Fremantle Hungerford Award for her unpublished manuscript titled I Belong to the Lake

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Michael Robotham has won the CWA's Golden Dagger award – again!
Michael Robotham has won the CWA's Golden Dagger award – again!

It marks the second time the author has won the prize, the first time an Aussie writer has done so twice.

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CBCA 2020 Book of the Year winners announced
CBCA 2020 Book of the Year winners announced

The Children's Book Council of Australia have announced the winners of their 2020 Book of the Year Awards, recognising the best books for younger readers across six categories. 

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Ned Kelly 2020 award winners announced
Ned Kelly 2020 award winners announced

The Australian Crime Writers Association has announced the winners of this year's Ned Kelly Awards, which recognises the best in Australian and international crime fiction. 

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Black Inc announces 'Growing Up in Country Australia'
Black Inc announces 'Growing Up in Country Australia'

The latest book in the 'Growing Up' anthology is to be edited by journalist Rick Morton. 

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Bad Sydney announces 2020 program
Bad Sydney announces 2020 program

A number of events are taking place in-person and via livestream from November 7-8 at the State Library of NSW. 

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Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature
10/09/2020 7:00 PM
Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature

The American poet was awarded the prestigous prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on Thursday. 

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Rebel Wilson announces picture book series 'Bella the Brave'
11/06/2020 1:40 AM
Rebel Wilson announces picture book series 'Bella the Brave'

The beloved Aussie actor. writer and comedian has announced her signing with Hachette for a 3+ picture book series. 

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A bunch of book adaptations are hitting streaming services this October
10/02/2020 10:14 PM
A bunch of book adaptations are hitting streaming services this October

Need something to binge this month? Check out these shows and movies based on books hitting streaming services soon! 

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Sisters in Crime announce 2020 Davitt Award Winners
Sisters in Crime announce 2020 Davitt Award Winners

Sisters in Crime have announced the winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards, celebrating the best crime writing by Australian women. 

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Turn the page on literary disadvantage with Booktober!
Turn the page on literary disadvantage with Booktober!

A brand new annual event from WestWords encourages more reading and resources in greater Western Sydney.

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Tony Birch's 'The White Girl' is getting a movie
Tony Birch's 'The White Girl' is getting a movie

Tony Birch's Miles Franklin-shortlisted novel The White Girl is getting the big screen treatment courtesy of Typecast Entertainment. 

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Love Your Bookshop Day is heading online 3 October
Love Your Bookshop Day is heading online 3 October

Spread some socially-distanced love to your local bookshop with a huge range of online events Saturday 3 October!

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Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist announced
Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Booker Prize was recently announced, celebrating the most noteworthy books published in the last year. 

 

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Barack Obama to publish his memoirs
Barack Obama to publish his memoirs

The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.

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Fourteen to be adapted for the screen
Fourteen to be adapted for the screen

The screen rights for Shannon Molloy’s acclaimed memoir, Fourteen, have been acquired by Orange Entertainment Co.

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Paper Emperors by Sally Young wins 2020 Roderick Literary Award
Paper Emperors by Sally Young wins 2020 Roderick Literary Award

Dr Sally Young has won the 2020 Colin Roderick Literary Award for her exposé of the Australian newspaper industry in Paper Emperors: The Rise of Australia’s Newspaper Empires.

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The NT Writers Festival is nearly here!
The NT Writers Festival is nearly here!

The NT Writers’ Festival is just a few weeks away, with preparations well underway to run the event amidst the challenges of a global pandemic.

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‘Hamnet’ wins 2020 Women’s Prize
10/10/2020 1:37 AM
‘Hamnet’ wins 2020 Women’s Prize

UK author Maggie O’Farrell has won the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Hamnet.

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Queensland Literary Awards 2020 winners announced
9/07/2020 11:22 PM
Queensland Literary Awards 2020 winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The announcement took place during an online event hosted by the State Library of Queensland on Friday, 4 September.

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Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards
9/07/2020 8:44 PM
Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards

The first Premier’s History Awards took place last week, with the winners announced on Friday evening at the State Library of NSW as a part of the launch of NSW History Week.

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The Discomfort of Evening wins the International Booker Prize
The Discomfort of Evening wins the International Booker Prize

The Discomfort of Evening by Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has won the International Booker Prize for 2020.

 

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Nakkiah Lui launches publishing imprint Joan
Nakkiah Lui launches publishing imprint Joan

Gamilaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman, Nakkiah Lui, is launching a new imprint with Allen & Unwin called Joan.

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Writing NSW still hoping to be saved
Writing NSW still hoping to be saved

Writing NSW is facing difficult times since the state government has rejected their application for multi-year funding worth $175,000.

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2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards Finalists revealed
8/10/2020 10:08 PM
2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards Finalists revealed

The finalists for New Zealand’s 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards have been announced today. The awards celebrate the best in crime fiction from New Zealand across two categories: best novel, and best first novel.

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'The Chain' wins!
'The Chain' wins!

A gr favourite book, Adrian McKinty's The Chain, has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year prize.

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British author Josephine Cox dies age 82
British author Josephine Cox dies age 82

Bestselling author Josephine Cox has died aged 82. Cox’s career included the publication of more than 60 books, which sold over more than 20 million copies, according to her publisher, HarperCollins.

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Shortlists for the 2020 Davitt Awards announced
Shortlists for the 2020 Davitt Awards announced

The Sisters in Crime organisation has announced the shortlists for their 2020 Davitt Awards. The Davitt Awards celebrate the best crime books by Australian women.

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Tara June Winch wins the 2020 Miles Franklin Award
Tara June Winch wins the 2020 Miles Franklin Award

Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch has won the 2020 Miles Franklin Award for her novel, The Yield.

 

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Winners of the Thriller Writers Awards announced
Winners of the Thriller Writers Awards announced

The winners of the International Thriller Writers’ Awards have been announced for 2020 at the virtual Thrillerfest event, which took place on July 11.

 

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Philip Pullman to release a previously unseen novella
7/10/2020 11:33 PM
Philip Pullman to release a previously unseen novella

Philip Pullman will release a previously unseen novella in October that tells more of the story of his famous protagonist, Lyra Silvertongue.

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National Biography Award 2020 Shortlist announced
7/10/2020 11:20 PM
National Biography Award 2020 Shortlist announced

In further book award news this week, the shortlist for the State Library of NSW 2020 National Biography Award has been announced.

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ABA: 2020 Booksellers’ Choice awards announced
7/09/2020 10:07 PM
ABA: 2020 Booksellers’ Choice awards announced

The Australian Booksellers Association have announced the winners of the 2020 Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Awards, which span three separate categories for the first time.

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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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