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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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Lee Child quits famous Jack Reacher character
Lee Child quits famous Jack Reacher character

Best-selling novelist Lee Child has announced he will retire from writing his world-famous Jack Reacher novels, deciding to leave the much-loved series to his brother for continuation.

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2020 Indie Awards Shortlist Announced
2020 Indie Awards Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Indie Book Awards was announced today, showcasing a range of talented Australian authors in the running across six categories and the overall Book of the Year award.

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Supporters rally around Bruce Pascoe following AFP referral
Supporters rally around Bruce Pascoe following AFP referral

Indigenous author Bruce Pascoe has been referred to the Australian Federal Police based on the accusation that he is incorrectly claiming to be Indigenous.

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Bestselling author Lee Child to judge the 2020 Booker Prize
2/09/2020 12:26 AM
Bestselling author Lee Child to judge the 2020 Booker Prize

Lee Child, the bestselling thriller writer known worldwide for his Jack Reacher series, has been invited to join the judging panel for the 2020 Booker Prize.

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5-Star December: Picks of the month from gr
5-Star December: 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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Five books you should get your kids for Christmas
Five books you should get your kids for Christmas
Five beautiful books to buy your children for Christmas. View More»
Margaret Atwood's latest book won't be seen till 2114
Margaret Atwood's latest book won't be seen till 2114

Margaret Atwood has written a book for a Future Library Trust that we won't get to see until 2114.

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Clive James, author of 'Unreliable Memoirs', has passed away aged 80
Clive James, author of 'Unreliable Memoirs', has passed away aged 80

The acclaimed and prolific author passed away in his Cambridge home following a battle with leukaemia and emphysema. 

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Trent Dalton is releasing a new book in 2020
Trent Dalton is releasing a new book in 2020

The new novel from the author of Boy Swallows Universe will be dropping in June via Harper Collins. 

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Margaret Atwood to tour Australia & NZ next year
Margaret Atwood to tour Australia & NZ next year

The beloved author of The Handmaid's Tale will be conducting a speaking tour in February. 

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Andy Serkis haunts Guy Pearce in the new teaser for 'A Christmas Carol'
11/06/2019 7:22 PM
Andy Serkis haunts Guy Pearce in the new teaser for 'A Christmas Carol'

The BBC have unveiled the first look at their upcoming miniseries, hitting FX this Christmas. 

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Clive Barker's Books of Blood is getting a movie adaptation
11/05/2019 8:19 PM
Clive Barker's Books of Blood is getting a movie adaptation

The film is scheduled to hit the streaming service Hulu in 2020. 

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The True Colour of the Sea wins 2019 Colin Roderick Literary Award
The True Colour of the Sea wins 2019 Colin Roderick Literary Award

Robert Drewe took out the top prize for his collection of short stories.

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Hachette to distribute controversial Trump expose 'A Warning'
Hachette to distribute controversial Trump expose 'A Warning'

Hachette will release the upcoming, anonymously authored look at the Trump presidency November 19. 

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Colleen McCullough's estate is going under the hammer next week
Colleen McCullough's estate is going under the hammer next week

On Wednesday 30 October several items from the influential and controversial author will be auctioned by Sothesby's Australia. 

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Prime Minister's Literary Awards announce 2019 winners
Prime Minister's Literary Awards announce 2019 winners

The winners of the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced, recognising literary talent across six categories. 

 

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PSA: The TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' is dropping next month
PSA: The TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' is dropping next month

It marks the first screen adaptation of the series since 2007's The Golden Compass.

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Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu is coming to TV
Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu is coming to TV

The TV documentary series will be adapted by Sydney-based production company Blackfella Films.  

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize

For the first time since 1992, the prestigious literary prize has ended in a tie. 

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Stunning September: 5-star reviews from gr
Stunning September: 5-star reviews from gr

Books rated 5-stars by our trusty team of reviewers. 

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The BBC is adapting A Christmas Carol into a three-part series this Christmas
The BBC is adapting A Christmas Carol into a three-part series this Christmas

The mini-series adaption will air this Christmas, and stars Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis among other stars. 

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Trailer Roundup: The Secret Garden and In The Tall Grass
Trailer Roundup: The Secret Garden and In The Tall Grass

Two exciting trailers have been released today; Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s classic The Secret Garden, and In The Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill. 

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This Thursday's Australian Reading Hour is the biggest yet
This Thursday's Australian Reading Hour is the biggest yet

This Thursday (19 August), join over 4000 other readers in Australia's biggest book event!

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2019 Ngaio Marsh winners announced
2019 Ngaio Marsh winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Ngaio Marsh awards have been announced, recognising the most best in crime writing from New Zealand. 

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