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Women writers dominate Man Booker shortlist
Women writers dominate Man Booker shortlist

Everything you need to know about this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist. 

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Western Australian writers shine in Hungerford Award shortlist
Western Australian writers shine in Hungerford Award shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award, Western Australia’s longest running manuscript award. 

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Books you can read in under an hour
Books you can read in under an hour

Today Aussies young and old are encouraged to set aside 60 minutes and delve into a book as part of the Australian Reading Hour. 

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'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' is being adapted for TV
'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' is being adapted for TV

British indie producer Synchronicity Films have secured the rights to The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. View More»

Why did Homo sapiens persist over the stronger Neanderthals? Storytelling, says this anthropologist
Why did Homo sapiens persist over the stronger Neanderthals? Storytelling, says this anthropologist

'If you examine any large-scale human cooperation system, you will always find, at the basis, a belief in some myth, in some fictional story.’

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5 books to read before the movie comes out
5 books to read before the movie comes out

If you're someone who believes in appreciating a book before watching it on the big screen, here's our list of five novels that you need to get your hands on before their Australian film release date!

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Matilda 30 years on
Matilda 30 years on

Long-time illustrator of Roald Dahl's books, Quentin Blake, has released a series of sketches of the famous gifted girl, all grown up.

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Book tweet goes viral
Book tweet goes viral

A Twitter user posted a video about a rare copy of Rudyard Kipling’s 'Kim' from Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections which prompted 9,000... View More»

'Fear' by Bob Woodward sells 750,000 copies on its first day.
'Fear' by Bob Woodward sells 750,000 copies on its first day.

Donald Trump has dismissed Fear as ‘just another bad book’ but sales show otherwise. 

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Kate Bush to publish her lyrics this year
Kate Bush to publish her lyrics this year

Kate Bush's songwriting has been inspired by literature. It all started with her debut single released in 1978, Wuthering Heights, inspired by the book of the same name which rocketed up the charts making her an overnight... View More»

Jane Harper adds another shiny award to her shelf
9/12/2018 7:31 PM
Jane Harper adds another shiny award to her shelf

Yet again Jane Harper has scooped the pool now winning the Barry Award for Best First Novel for her book View More»

'Wonky Donkey' video goes viral. Join us for a giggle!
9/11/2018 8:15 PM
'Wonky Donkey' video goes viral. Join us for a giggle!

The Wonky Donkey has sold over a million copies, mainly in Australia and New Zealand. But now the... View More»

Pixie O'Harris paintings discovered in a hospital storeroom
9/10/2018 11:32 PM
Pixie O'Harris paintings discovered in a hospital storeroom

Pixie O'Harris was born in 1903 and came to Australia from Wales with her family in 1920. She wrote and illustrated many now famous children's stories over her lifetime including 'The Babes in the Wood', 'Cinderella',... View More»

 'Banking Bad' - Adele Ferguson signs hot new book deal
9/08/2018 10:05 PM
'Banking Bad' - Adele Ferguson signs hot new book deal

Adele Ferguson will be revealing the 'story behind the story' in her new book, Banking Bad: How greed and broken governance conspired to break our trust in corporate Australia.

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Mia Wasikowska to star in STC performance of 'Lord of the Flies'
9/07/2018 7:52 PM
Mia Wasikowska to star in STC performance of 'Lord of the Flies'

Kill the pig. Cut its throat. Spill its blood.

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These are the 20 books people are always leaving behind at hotels
9/06/2018 9:04 PM
These are the 20 books people are always leaving behind at hotels

Hotel chain Travelodge, has released the top 20 most abandoned books at their locations across the UK.

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On Thursday 20th September, stop what you're doing and pick up a book.
9/06/2018 7:30 PM
On Thursday 20th September, stop what you're doing and pick up a book.

The countdown for the Australian reading hour has begun!

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The Bawurra Foundation is closing the Indigenous literacy gap with e-readers
10/05/2018 12:24 AM
The Bawurra Foundation is closing the Indigenous literacy gap with e-readers

Only 35% of Indigenous children in Year 5 living in very remote NT communities can read, compared to 95% of children living in major cities. This Indigenous Literacy Day, Good Reading revisits our intereview with the... View More»

Looking for a great crime read? Try one of the Ngaio Marsh Award 2018 winners from across the ditch
9/04/2018 9:15 PM
Looking for a great crime read? Try one of the Ngaio Marsh Award 2018 winners from across the ditch

The Ngaio Marsh Awards are presented annually for the best crime, mystery or thriller writing by New Zealand. 

 

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Win a book club box of great goodies from Allen & Unwin Publishers!
9/04/2018 8:53 PM
Win a book club box of great goodies from Allen & Unwin Publishers!

Win books, wine, crisps and more. Sound good? Then read on!

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The Puddin' prevailed! Norman Lindsay's classic, 'The Magic Pudding',  turns 100.
9/04/2018 8:27 PM
The Puddin' prevailed! Norman Lindsay's classic, 'The Magic Pudding', turns 100.

This year marks the centenary of 'The Magic Pudding', the classic Australian children’s book crafted by NORMAN LINDSAY on the whim of a bet. But there’s much more to be discovered about the writer and... View More»

Sick of scrolling through artful brunch pics and gym seflies? Read classic literature on Instagram for free now
9/04/2018 8:19 PM
Sick of scrolling through artful brunch pics and gym seflies? Read classic literature on Instagram for free now

The library has launched its ‘Insta Novels’ initiative, in which works of classic literature are uploaded in full to its Instagram story.

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Actors playing Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione on stage revealed
9/03/2018 11:26 PM
Actors playing Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione on stage revealed

Over 200,000 tickets have already been snapped up for Melbourne's incoming production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Potter fervour continues to peak as the cast for Australia's version of J K Rowling's play was... View More»

Novel inspired by writer's relationship with character wins
Novel inspired by writer's relationship with character wins

Sulari Gentill has won the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association, for her novel View More»

Eric Idle touring with 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'
Eric Idle touring with 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'

Idle will kick off in Adelaide and finish eight days later in Melbourne. The tour comes as part of wider tour to promote the book, including speaking engagements in the UK and US.

 

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Peter Corris, the Godfather of Crime, dies aged 76
Peter Corris, the Godfather of Crime, dies aged 76

Regarded as 'the Godfather of contemporary Australian crime writing', Corris produced over a hundred books over the course of his career.

 

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Boz in Oz: The 112th International Dickens Fellowship Conference is coming to Sydney
Boz in Oz: The 112th International Dickens Fellowship Conference is coming to Sydney

Tickets are now on sale for the 112th International Dickens Fellowship Conference Boz in... View More»

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