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Get YA Words Out and Fremantle Press seek stories for a new anthology
9/08/2022 2:03 AM
Get YA Words Out and Fremantle Press seek stories for a new anthology

Get YA Words Out and Fremantle Press are seeking original works from the LGBTIQA+ community for an anthology of YA literature titled, An Unexpected Party, to be published in 2023.

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Netflix releases trailer for film adaptation of 'Blonde'
9/04/2022 1:41 AM
Netflix releases trailer for film adaptation of 'Blonde'

Netflix has released the trailer for Blonde which is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the same name which provides a moving portrait of Marilyn Monroe.

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Shaun Tan's 'Tales from Outer Suburbia' is set for a TV adaptation
9/02/2022 3:02 AM 0 Comment(s)
Shaun Tan's 'Tales from Outer Suburbia' is set for a TV adaptation

Shaun Tan’s illustrated book Tales from Outer Suburbia is being adapted into an animated series.

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Cate Kennedy wins the 2022 Furphy Literary Award
Cate Kennedy wins the 2022 Furphy Literary Award

The winners of the 2022 Furphy Literary Award have been announced with acclaimed writer and poet Cate Kennedy winning first place for her short story ‘Art and Life’.

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 Books by Australian authors are the most popular amongst library users
Books by Australian authors are the most popular amongst library users

Over half the library books borrowed in 2022 were by Australian authors, continuing an upward trend from the past three years.

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'Where the Crawdads Sing' film adaptation is out now
'Where the Crawdads Sing' film adaptation is out now

The film adaptation of Delia Owens’ 2018 novel Where the Crawdads Sing is playing in cinemas now.

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Orange Readers and Writers Festival 5 - 6 August
7/07/2022 8:36 PM
Orange Readers and Writers Festival 5 - 6 August

This year’s Orange Readers and Writers Festival, hosted by Central West Libraries, will include a variety of non-fiction and fiction authors.

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Here's your must read kids books for NAIDOC Week
8/01/2022 2:23 AM
Here's your must read kids books for NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is held from 3 July – 10 July and celebrates the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Author Frank Moorhouse dies aged 83
Author Frank Moorhouse dies aged 83

Australian author and essayist, Frank Moorhouse, who is best known for the 'Edith' trilogy, has died aged 83. 

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 2022 Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed
2022 Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

The longlist for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Awards for New Zealand crime, mystery or thriller writing have been announced.

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Charlotte Wood's novel, The Weekend, is set for a film adaptation
Charlotte Wood's novel, The Weekend, is set for a film adaptation

The film rights for Charlotte Wood’s novel, The Weekend, has been optioned to Brouhaha Entertainment.

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Ruth Ozeki has won the 2022 Women's Prize for Fiction
Ruth Ozeki has won the 2022 Women's Prize for Fiction

Ruth Ozeki’s novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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Christopher Waltz to star in film adaptation of Jonathan Coe's Mr Wilder and Me
Christopher Waltz to star in film adaptation of Jonathan Coe's Mr Wilder and Me

Christopher Waltz is set to play filmmaker Billy Wilder in a film adaptation of Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe.

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The 2022 ABIA winners have been announced!
6/10/2022 10:54 PM
The 2022 ABIA winners have been announced!

The winners of the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced.

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NT Writers Festival is coming up, 23 - 26 June 2022
6/06/2022 6:43 PM
NT Writers Festival is coming up, 23 - 26 June 2022

NT Writers Festival returns to beautiful Larrakia land for four days of talks and immersive events celebrating story, language and culture shaped by place.

 

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Black Cake set for series adaptation
6/03/2022 9:35 PM
Black Cake set for series adaptation

Charmaine Wilkerson’s novel Black Cake is getting a series adaptation with Adrienne Warren set to star.

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Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer's 'Tuscan Cookbook' to become a film
Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer's 'Tuscan Cookbook' to become a film

Arcadia has begun development on Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer's bestselling book 'Tuscan Cookbook' as a film.

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Margaret Atwood's Stone Mattress is getting a film adaptation
Margaret Atwood's Stone Mattress is getting a film adaptation

Margaret Atwood’s short story Stone Mattress is being adapted for film with Sandra Oh and Julianne Moore set to star in it.

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Atwood fights book bans with unburnable edition of The Handmaid's Tale
Atwood fights book bans with unburnable edition of The Handmaid's Tale

In light of the rise in book bans across the world, Margaret Atwood has announced an ‘unburnable’ edition of her novel, The Handmaid’s... View More»

ABIA 2022 shortlists announced
ABIA 2022 shortlists announced

The Book Awards shortlists for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) has been announced.

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Robert Connolly and Eric Bana begin filming 'Force of Nature'
Robert Connolly and Eric Bana begin filming 'Force of Nature'

Director Robert Connolly and actor Eric Bana who previously worked together on the film ‘The Dry’, are reuniting for another film based on Jane Harper’s novel, Force of Nature.

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The winner of the 2022 Vogel Award announced
The winner of the 2022 Vogel Award announced

Author Nell Pierce has won this year's Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for her novel, A Place Near Eden.

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Celebrate balarr at this year's Northern Territory Writers' Festival, June 23 – 26
Celebrate balarr at this year's Northern Territory Writers' Festival, June 23 – 26

NT Writers Festival returns to beautiful Larrakia land for four days of talks and immersive events celebrating story, language and culture shaped by place.

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TV adaptation of Graham Norton's book 'Holding' to air on SBS
5/12/2022 9:23 PM
TV adaptation of Graham Norton's book 'Holding' to air on SBS

Graham Norton’s debut novel, Holding, has been adapted for the small screen and will air on SBS TV.

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Good Reading has published its 200th podcast!
5/10/2022 11:33 PM
Good Reading has published its 200th podcast!

Our podcast with Caroline Petit, author of The Natural History of Love marks our 200th Good Reading podcast!

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Pulitzer Prize Winners for 2022 announced
5/10/2022 10:25 PM
Pulitzer Prize Winners for 2022 announced

Columbia University have announced the winners and nominated finalists of the 106th Pulitzer Prize via video stream.

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Jeff Daniels to star in Netflix's adaptation of A Man in Full
5/05/2022 8:51 PM
Jeff Daniels to star in Netflix's adaptation of A Man in Full

Actor Jeff Daniels has been cast in the lead role in Netflix’s A Man in Full, a limited series adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel of the same name.

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Women's Prize for Fiction 2022 shortlist announced
Women's Prize for Fiction 2022 shortlist announced

The 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist has been announced. The prize seeks to highlight the best fiction by women across the world, regardless of their age, race, nationality or background. 

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'Black Girls' novel trilogy is set for a TV adaptation
'Black Girls' novel trilogy is set for a TV adaptation

Jayne Allen's 'Black Girls' trilogy of novels is getting a television adaptation with AGC studios.

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Author Dervla McTiernan returns with a new thriller, The Murder Rule
Author Dervla McTiernan returns with a new thriller, The Murder Rule

Award winning and number one bestselling author Dervla McTiernan is releasing a new standalone thriller this year called The Murder Rule.

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An all-star cast to feature in an adaptation of Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl
An all-star cast to feature in an adaptation of Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl

Lily Rabe, Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens and Finn Wittrock are set to star in Sony’s film adaptation of Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl.

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New Dragon Tattoo Trilogy in the works
4/07/2022 6:27 PM
New Dragon Tattoo Trilogy in the works

The character Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is coming back in a new trilogy to be written by Swedish... View More»

Danish documentary Flee to be adapted as YA Graphic Novel
4/04/2022 10:01 PM
Danish documentary Flee to be adapted as YA Graphic Novel

The Danish animated documentary Flee which received three Oscar nominations is being adapted into a graphic novel, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is set for a film adaptation
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is set for a film adaptation

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is being adapted into a Netflix film by Liz Tigelaar, the creator of Little Fires... View More»

Book of the Year Awards 2022 shortlist announced
Book of the Year Awards 2022 shortlist announced

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced this year’s Book of the Year Awards Shortlist and that this year’s final prize pool will exceed $100 000 for the first time. 

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Upcoming book releases
Upcoming book releases

Later this year, many highly anticipated books will be released. 

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Reese Witherspoon to produce Dolly Parton's, Run, Rose, Run
Reese Witherspoon to produce Dolly Parton's, Run, Rose, Run

Reese Witherspoon is partnering with Dolly Parton and James Patterson to adapt their novel, Run, Rose, Run into a feature film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Indie Book Awards 2022 winners announced
Indie Book Awards 2022 winners announced

Australian independent booksellers have announced the winners of the 2022 Indie Book Awards.

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A fundraiser for Ukraine is auctioning signed books, mentoring sessions and more
A fundraiser for Ukraine is auctioning signed books, mentoring sessions and more

An auction of signed and dedicated copies of books, submission package critiques and mentoring sessions from writers and editors are raising money for Ukraine.

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Under the Banner of Heaven is coming to your small screens
Under the Banner of Heaven is coming to your small screens

Jon Krakauer’s book Under the Banner of Heaven is set for a limited series adaptation on Hulu and will feature Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones,... View More»

Author Cormac McCarthy is set to release two novels this fall in the US
3/11/2022 8:01 PM 0 Comment(s)
Author Cormac McCarthy is set to release two novels this fall in the US

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Road, Cormac McCarthy, has two novels coming out this fall in the US.

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Gabrielle Wang is the new Australian Children's Laureate
3/08/2022 7:10 PM
Gabrielle Wang is the new Australian Children's Laureate

The Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation have appointed Gabrielle Wang as the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2022-23.

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William Jackson Harper to star in film adaptation of Landscape with Invisible Hand
3/07/2022 10:01 PM
William Jackson Harper to star in film adaptation of Landscape with Invisible Hand

William Jackson Harper will be staring in the film adaptation of M T Anderson’s science fiction novel Landscape with Invisible Hand.

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Author Shirley Hughes dies aged 94
3/03/2022 9:19 PM
Author Shirley Hughes dies aged 94

Children’s author and illustrator, Shirley Hughes, who was best known for creating the Alfie book series and the picture book, Dogger, has died age 94.

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Australian and bestselling author Jane Harper's next novel has been announced
Australian and bestselling author Jane Harper's next novel has been announced

Pan Macmillan Australia have announced Australian and international bestselling author Jane Harper's next novel, Exiles, which will be released on 20 September.

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Political satirist, PJ O'Rourke has died at age 74
Political satirist, PJ O'Rourke has died at age 74

Conservative commentator and satirist, PJ O’Rourke has died at age 74 of complications from lung cancer.

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The Husband's Secret is coming to your big screen
The Husband's Secret is coming to your big screen

Lianne Moriarty's novel, The Husband's Secret is set for a film adaptation, according to deadline.

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'Reacher' has been renewed for a second season at Amazon Prime
2/11/2022 9:53 PM
'Reacher' has been renewed for a second season at Amazon Prime

The new TV series ‘Reacher’ which is based on Lee’s Childs mystery series has been renewed for a second season just days after premiering on February 4.

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R A Spratt reveals process behind new Friday Barnes book cover
R A Spratt reveals process behind new Friday Barnes book cover

Author R A Spratt has revealed the process behind the cover of her latest book in the popular Friday Barnes series, Friday Barnes 10: Undercoverwhich follows young detective Friday as she solves a mystery in Norway.

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2022 Adelaide Writers' Week full program announced
2022 Adelaide Writers' Week full program announced

Adelaide Writers’ Week (AWW) has announced its full program for the 2022 festival which will be held across six days from March 5 – March 10 and will include a total of 165 guests.

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