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Awesome August: 5-star books from gr reviewers
Awesome August: 5-star books from gr reviewers

Is your 'to-read' list looking a little bare? These books come highly recommended from our dedicated reviewers. 

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Readings announce 2019 New Australian Fiction Prize shortlist
Readings announce 2019 New Australian Fiction Prize shortlist

Readings have announced the shortlist for the 2019 New Australian Fiction Prize, recognising new contributions to Australian literature. 

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Ned Kelly 2019 Shortlist Announced
Ned Kelly 2019 Shortlist Announced

The Australian Crime Writing Association have revealed the shortlist for the 2019 Ned Kelly Awards

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CBCA 2019 Book of the Year winners announced
CBCA 2019 Book of the Year winners announced

The Children's Book Council of Australia have announced the winners for the 2019 Book of the Year Awards. 

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Watch the first trailer for the upcoming Little Women adaptation
Watch the first trailer for the upcoming Little Women adaptation

Get your first glimpse of the star-studded reimagining of the classic novel, directed by Greta Gerwig. 

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No Friend but the Mountains wins 2019 National Biography Award
No Friend but the Mountains wins 2019 National Biography Award

Behrouz Boochani has won the 2019 National Biography Award for his memoir No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

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Show your local bookshop some love this Saturday!
8/08/2019 10:59 PM
Show your local bookshop some love this Saturday!

This Saturday (August 10), bookshops around the country are throwing a party - and you're invited! 

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Small Press Network announces 2019 Most Underrated Book Shortlist
8/08/2019 7:56 PM
Small Press Network announces 2019 Most Underrated Book Shortlist

The Small Press Network has revealed the shortlist for their 2019 Most Underrated book Award, showcasing the hidden gems of Australian Publishing

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Toni Morrison, Nobel prize-winning author, has died aged 88
8/07/2019 7:42 PM
Toni Morrison, Nobel prize-winning author, has died aged 88

Her family confirmed Morrison had passed away "following a short illness". 

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Colin Roderick Award announce 2019 longlist
8/06/2019 8:02 PM
Colin Roderick Award announce 2019 longlist

The Colin Roderick Award 2019 longlist has been announced, recognising the best literature of the year that represents Australian life. 

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Melissa Lucashenko wins 2019 Miles Franklin award
Melissa Lucashenko wins 2019 Miles Franklin award

Melissa Lucashenko has been awarded the 2019 Miles Franklin award for her novel Too Much Lip

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5-Star July: Picks of the month from gr
5-Star July: Picks of the month from gr

Fancy a new read? Why not check out these books rated 5 stars by our reviewers. 

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Ned Kelly 2019 Longlist announced
Ned Kelly 2019 Longlist announced

The Australian Crime Writing Association have announced the longlist for the 2019 Ned Kelly Awards, recognising the best in Aussie crime writing. 

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Don't Panic: A new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series is coming
Don't Panic: A new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series is coming

Hulu is developing a TV series based on Douglas' Adams renowned comedy/sci-fi books. 

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Hulu share photos from Looking for Alaska adaptation
Hulu share photos from Looking for Alaska adaptation

Hulu have revealed the first photos from their upcoming adaption of John Green's 2005 coming-of-age novel. 

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2019 Booker Prize longlist announced
2019 Booker Prize longlist announced

The longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize has been announced, recognisng the most noteworthy works of fiction published in the UK. 

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Check out the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of The Goldfinch
Check out the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of The Goldfinch

John Crowley is directing the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Donna Tartt. 

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Inky Awards announce 2019 shortlists
Inky Awards announce 2019 shortlists

The State Library of Victoria has announced the Inky Awards 2019 shortlist, recognising noteworthy young adult books from Australia and internationally. 

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Tade Thompson's Rosewater wins 2019 Arthur C Clarke award
Tade Thompson's Rosewater wins 2019 Arthur C Clarke award

Rosewater won the £2019 prize which recognises the best science fiction novel published in the UK in the past year. 

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Andrea Camilleri, author of Inspector Montalbano series, has died aged 93
Andrea Camilleri, author of Inspector Montalbano series, has died aged 93

Andrea Camilleri is best known for his Inspector Montalbano series of crime novels, and its internationally popular TV adaption. 

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Get ready to love your bookshop on August 10
Get ready to love your bookshop on August 10

On Saturday August 10, bookshops across Australia are throwing a party - and you're invited! 

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Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is coming to TV
Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is coming to TV

Amazon Studios have announced they are bringing Lee Child's bestselling Jack Reacher series to their streaming service. 

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Check out the program for Writers Unleashed 2019
Check out the program for Writers Unleashed 2019

Taking place Saturday 17 August, the Sutherland Shire Writers Festival aka Writers Unleashed is chock full of events to see and thing to do!

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Philippa Gregory to release new historical fiction series
Philippa Gregory to release new historical fiction series

Author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen Philippa Gregory is releasing the first novel in a brand new historical fiction series, Tidelandson 20 August. 

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Ruby romance awards announce 2019 finalists
Ruby romance awards announce 2019 finalists

The Ruby romance awards have announced 2019 Romantic Book of the Year finalists, recognising 17 finalists across five categories. 

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Metallica are releasing a picture book for charity
8/11/2019 1:18 AM
Metallica are releasing a picture book for charity

Titled The ABCs of Metallica, the book is co-authored by Howie Abrams and features illustrations from Michael McLeer. 

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Melbourne Writers Festival announce 2019 program
7/11/2019 10:45 PM
Melbourne Writers Festival announce 2019 program

The Melbourne Writers Festival have announced their 2019 program, taking place from 30 August to 8 September. 

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Katherine Heigl to star in Netflix adaption of Firefly Lane
7/11/2019 9:00 PM
Katherine Heigl to star in Netflix adaption of Firefly Lane

Katherine Heigl is set to star in (and executive produce) the upcoming adaption of Kristin Hannah's bestselling novel. 

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Sink your teeth into the first glimpse of BBC's new Dracula series
7/10/2019 8:40 PM
Sink your teeth into the first glimpse of BBC's new Dracula series

The BBC have shared the first photos of Danish actor Claes Bang as the titular villain. 

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Take a peek at the first photos from the upcoming 'Little Women' film adaptation
7/09/2019 7:17 PM
Take a peek at the first photos from the upcoming 'Little Women' film adaptation

Sony Pictures have given us our first glimpse of the upcoming film adaptation of Louisa May Alcotts's Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig. 

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Microsoft's e-book library is shutting down
7/08/2019 8:36 PM
Microsoft's e-book library is shutting down

From this month Microsoft will be shutting down their e-book store and refunding all purchased content. 

 

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Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is getting a TV adaptation
7/04/2019 7:42 PM
Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is getting a TV adaptation

A TV adaptation Leo Tolstoy's 1878 epic Anna Karenina is being developed by Gwyneth Hughes (The Girl) and the Expectation production company. 

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Miles Franklin 2019 shortlist announced
7/03/2019 8:22 PM
Miles Franklin 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin literary award has been announced, with six authors in the running for the $60,000 prize. 

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Neil Gaiman's Sandman series is coming to Netflix
7/02/2019 9:01 PM 0 Comment(s)
Neil Gaiman's Sandman series is coming to Netflix

An 11-episode series is coming to the streaming platform, with Neil Gaiman as executive producer. 

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Stan Lee's first novel for adults to be released in September
8/01/2019 12:57 AM
Stan Lee's first novel for adults to be released in September

Stan Lee's Alliances: A Trick of Light, co-written by Stan Lee and Kat Rosenfield, will by published in September 2019 by Houghton Mifflin... View More»

An official Frank Zappa colouring book is coming out in November
An official Frank Zappa colouring book is coming out in November

David Calcano and Lindsay Lee have teamed up to craft The Frank Zappa Colouring Book, sanctioned by the late musician's estate. 

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New Australian National University database reveals historical reading habits
New Australian National University database reveals historical reading habits

A new database from the Australian National University has provided insight into what Aussie library patrons were borrowing back in the day. 

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Kickstart your reading with the Australian Reading Hour in September
Kickstart your reading with the Australian Reading Hour in September

The Australian Reading Hour is taking place on Thursday the 19th of September.

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Suzanne Collins to release Hunger Games Prequel in 2020
Suzanne Collins to release Hunger Games Prequel in 2020

Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins revealed that she will be releasing a prequel to her best-selling trilogy in 2020. 

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Pan Macmillan announce Elton John's official autobiography, titled 'Me'
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Pan Macmillan announce Elton John's official autobiography, titled 'Me'

Pan Macmillan have announced the release date and cover for Elton John's official autobiography 'Me', due for release in October. 

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US library receives overdue book after 75 years
7/12/2019 12:30 AM
US library receives overdue book after 75 years

The Scotland County Memorial Library in North Carolina saw the return of a book that had been overdue for more than 75 years. 

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Byron Writers Festival announces 2019 program
6/12/2019 10:00 PM
Byron Writers Festival announces 2019 program

The 2019 Byron Writers Festival program has been announced, running from 2-4 August. 

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2019 Ngaio Marsh Award longlist announced
6/11/2019 8:47 PM
2019 Ngaio Marsh Award longlist announced

The longlist for the 2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards has been announced, recognising the New Zealand's best crime, mystery and thriller novels of 2019. 

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NZ Book Awards announce 2019 finalists for Children and YA
6/06/2019 9:14 PM
NZ Book Awards announce 2019 finalists for Children and YA

The finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. 

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Research shows readers still prefer paper over e-books and audiobooks
6/06/2019 8:26 PM
Research shows readers still prefer paper over e-books and audiobooks

Recent studies has shown the art of reading is still kicking, and that readers still prefer physical books over digital.

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WA Premier's Book Awards announce shortlists
6/05/2019 10:12 PM
WA Premier's Book Awards announce shortlists

The shortlists for the 2018 Western Australia Premier's book awards have been announced. 

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Say goodbye to sleep: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has a new trailer
6/04/2019 11:28 PM
Say goodbye to sleep: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has a new trailer

The film adaption of Alvin Schartz' Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series has its first trailer. 

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Pottermore announces e-book exclusive series based on Harry Potter: A History of Magic
6/03/2019 11:54 PM
Pottermore announces e-book exclusive series based on Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Pottermore Publishing have announced they will be releasing four e-book exclusive books based on Hogwarts lessons and magic history. 

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Paul Jennings wins CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award
6/03/2019 10:11 PM
Paul Jennings wins CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Jennings has receive the Children's Book Council of Australia's Lifetime Achievment award, recognising his contribution to Australian children's literature. 

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Garth Nix sells film & TV rights to The Keys to the Kingdom series
Garth Nix sells film & TV rights to The Keys to the Kingdom series

Garth Nix has sold film and television rights of his seven-book fantasy series to Herschend Entertainment Studios. 

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