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Author Bernardine Evaristo to become the next president of the Royal Society of Literature
12/01/2021 9:59 PM
Author Bernardine Evaristo to become the next president of the Royal Society of Literature

Acclaimed novelist Bernardine Evaristo will become the next president of the Royal Society of Literature, becoming the first writer of colour in the position.

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2021 Walkley Book Award longlist announced
2021 Walkley Book Award longlist announced

The Walkley Foundation announced the 2021 longlist for the Walkley Book Award, part of the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

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Black Inc. partners with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on Seeking Asylum: Our stories
Black Inc. partners with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on Seeking Asylum: Our stories

Black Inc. and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) are partnering to publish Seeking Asylum: Our Stories.

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American poet Robert Bly has died at the age of 94
American poet Robert Bly has died at the age of 94

Award-winning American poet Robert Bly died on Sunday at the age of 94 in Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune newspaper.

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Jon M Chu is set to direct an adaptation of Dr Seuss' 'Oh, The Places You'll Go!'
Jon M Chu is set to direct an adaptation of Dr Seuss' 'Oh, The Places You'll Go!'

Jon M Chu is set to direct the film adaptation of Dr Seuss’ iconic 1990 book ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ for Warner Animation Group and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, deadline reports.

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National Book Awards 2021 winners announced
National Book Awards 2021 winners announced

The National Book Foundation announced the 2021 winners of the National Book Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People’s Literature.

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Tim Ayliffe's bestselling books are set for a screen adaptation
Tim Ayliffe's bestselling books are set for a screen adaptation

Tim Ayliffe’s popular John Bailey crime thriller series, The Greater Good, State of Fear and The Enemy Within, are set for a screen adaptation by CJZ Productions.

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Acclaimed author Wilbur Smith has died at the age of 88
Acclaimed author Wilbur Smith has died at the age of 88

International best-selling author Wilbur Smith has died in South Africa at the age of 88, according to a statement from his official website.

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Tasmania’s International Crime and Mystery Festival is running this November
11/10/2021 8:02 PM
Tasmania’s International Crime and Mystery Festival is running this November

Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TARWF) has announced Tasmania’s first international crime and mystery literary festival, CSI: TASMANIA, which will run online from 27 – 28 November.

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Book-to-film review: Waiting for Anya
11/08/2021 6:43 PM
Book-to-film review: Waiting for Anya

gr's resident book and film buff reviews Waiting for Anya, based on the book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo.

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Invisible Boys receives the Stan and Screenwest Development Initiative
11/05/2021 7:06 PM
Invisible Boys receives the Stan and Screenwest Development Initiative

The LGBTQIA+ series Invisible Boys, which is based on the award-winning YA novel by Holden Sheppard, has received $20 000 in development funding from Stan and Screenwest.

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Brian Herd has won the Australasian Journal on Ageing 2021 Book of the Year
12/04/2021 1:49 AM
Brian Herd has won the Australasian Journal on Ageing 2021 Book of the Year

Leading elder care lawyer and author, Brian Herd has won the Australasian Journal on Ageing 2021 Book of the Year for his book Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap.

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Damon Galgut wins 2021 Booker Prize
11/04/2021 7:05 PM
Damon Galgut wins 2021 Booker Prize

South African novelist and playwright Damon Galgut has won the 2021 Booker Prize for his novel The Promise.

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2021 BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is running this December
12/03/2021 1:42 AM
2021 BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is running this December

The 2021 BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is running in person and will be livestreamed over four days from 2 – 5 December at the State Library of NSW.

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 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards winners have been announced
11/01/2021 9:40 PM
2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards winners have been announced

The four winners of the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards have been announced and awarded for their writing across the genres of mystery, thriller, crime and suspense writing in New Zealand.

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Claudia Karvan embarks on a literary journey in a new ABC documentary
11/01/2021 8:32 PM
Claudia Karvan embarks on a literary journey in a new ABC documentary

Actor Claudia Karvan goes on a literary journey in Books That Made Us, a new three-part documentary that is premiering on 23 November at 8.30 pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.

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Adelaide Writers' Week 2022 announces first guests
11/01/2021 8:29 PM
Adelaide Writers' Week 2022 announces first guests

Adelaide Writers’ Week (AWW) has announced the first guests for its 2022 festival, which will be held on the 5 – 10 March at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden.

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Luster is set for a screen adaptation
Luster is set for a screen adaptation

Raven Leilani’s best-selling debut novel, Luster, is set for an HBO series adaptation.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 winners announced
ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 winners announced

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and the ARA Group have announced the 2021 winners of the ARA Historical Novel Prize.

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Lucy Caldwell wins BBC National Short Story Award
Lucy Caldwell wins BBC National Short Story Award

Northern Irish writer Lucy Caldwell has won the 16th BBC National Short Story Award for her story All the People Were Mean and Bad.

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Dave Blumenthal has released a new book of his drawings
Dave Blumenthal has released a new book of his drawings

Dave Blumenthal has released a new book, The Cartoon Chronicles of Sandwich Bag Dad, which is a collection of his most popular cartoon drawings.

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Acclaimed author Gary Paulsen has died at the age of 82
Acclaimed author Gary Paulsen has died at the age of 82

Gary Paulsen, author of the young adult wilderness novel, Hatchet, died on October 13 in New Mexico at the age of 82.

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Sally Rooney declines an Israeli translation of her new novel
Sally Rooney declines an Israeli translation of her new novel

Irish author Sally Rooney has declined an offer to publish her new novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You in Israel due to her political views on the... View More»

T S Eliot Prize 2021 Shortlist announced
T S Eliot Prize 2021 Shortlist announced

The 2021 T S Eliot Prize for poetry has announced the ten shortlisted poets and celebrates ‘Ten books that sound clear and compelling voices of the moment’.

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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature
10/08/2021 7:15 PM
Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Laura Jean McKay wins 2021 Arthur C Clarke Award
Laura Jean McKay wins 2021 Arthur C Clarke Award

Author Laura Jean McKay has been awarded the UK’s Arthur C Clarke Award for science fiction for her book The Animals In That Country, published by Scribe Publications.

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Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2021 shortlist announced
Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2021 shortlist announced

Waverly Council have announced the 2021 shortlist for the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award.

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Love Your Bookshop Day is almost here!
Love Your Bookshop Day is almost here!

Love Your Book Shop Day celebrates Australia’s unique community of bookshops and readers and brings together people of all ages and places.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 shortlists announced
ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 shortlists announced

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and the ARA Group have announced the 2021 shortlists for the ARA Historical Novel Prize.

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OzAsia Festival launches a new writing and ideas program
OzAsia Festival launches a new writing and ideas program

OzAsia Festival has announced a new writing and ideas program called In Other Words, a forum to showcase the best Asian and Asian Australian writers and thinkers.

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Fundraising event Booktober to be held this October
Fundraising event Booktober to be held this October

Not-for-profit charity WestWords is partnering with Booktopia to hold the annual charity event Booktober from October 1 – 31.

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2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists announced
2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists announced

The finalists of the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards have been announced today. The awards celebrate the best mystery, thriller, crime and suspense writing in New Zealand across four categories.

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Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is now open for submissions
Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is now open for submissions

The Cat Protection Society of Victoria has launched a new writing competition to raise awareness about the caring and rehoming of cats.

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Booker Prize 2021 shortlist announced
Booker Prize 2021 shortlist announced

The six authors shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction are Anuk Arudpragasam, Damon Galgut, Patricia Lockwood, Nadifa Mohamed, Richard Powers and Maggie Shipstead.

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Susanna Clarke wins 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction
9/09/2021 10:45 PM
Susanna Clarke wins 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction

British author Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her second novel Piranesi.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 longlists announced
9/09/2021 6:39 PM
ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 longlists announced

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and the ARA Group have announced the 2021 longlists for the ARA Historical Novel Prize.

 

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BAD Sydney International Crime Writers Festival is running this September
9/07/2021 9:28 PM
BAD Sydney International Crime Writers Festival is running this September

The festival will hold four online events from 8 - 29 September and will feature the following best-selling authors: Paula Hawkins, Val McDermid, Karin Slaughter and Ann Cleeves.

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Salman Rushdie plans to serialise a novella on Substack
9/03/2021 8:54 PM
Salman Rushdie plans to serialise a novella on Substack

According to Publishers Weekly, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie is set to serialise his next book The Seventh Wave on a newsletter platform called Substack.

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American Rust is coming to your screens soon
9/03/2021 8:01 PM
American Rust is coming to your screens soon

The Showtime original series American Rust will be premiering in the US on 12 September. The television adaptation is based on the popular debut novel of the same name by Philipp Meyer.

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Indigenous Literacy Day is here!
9/01/2021 9:17 PM
Indigenous Literacy Day is here!

Indigenous Literacy Day is held annually and celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

 

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HNSA 2021 Virtual Conference tickets on sale
HNSA 2021 Virtual Conference tickets on sale

Early bird registration is open for the 2021 Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) Virtual Conference.

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Truganini is the winner of the National Biography Award 2021
Truganini is the winner of the National Biography Award 2021

Acclaimed author Cassandra Pybus has been awarded the 2021 National Biography Award for her book Truganini.

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The Ned Kelly Awards 2021 winners announced
The Ned Kelly Awards 2021 winners announced

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) have announced the 2021 winners of the Ned Kelly Awards. 

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Book of the Year Awards 2021 winners announced
Book of the Year Awards 2021 winners announced

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced the 2021 winners of the Book of the Year Awards. The Awards were first established in 1946 and seek to promote children’s literacy and artistry.

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Ginnie & Pinney Learn and Grow is set for a TV adaptation
Ginnie & Pinney Learn and Grow is set for a TV adaptation

Big Sky Publishing have announced that their award-winning children’s series Ginnie & Pinney Learn and Grow is set to become a television series.

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Colin Roderick Literary Award 2021 finalists announced
9/08/2021 2:38 AM
Colin Roderick Literary Award 2021 finalists announced

The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies have announced the shortlist for the Colin Roderick Literary Award. 

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Great Circle is set for a TV adaptation
8/06/2021 8:58 PM
Great Circle is set for a TV adaptation

Great Circle by award winning author Maggie Shipstead is being adapted for a new television series. 

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Finalists announced for the National Biography Award 2021
8/05/2021 10:23 PM
Finalists announced for the National Biography Award 2021

The State Library of NSW have announced the 2021 National Biography Award shortlist. The Award recognises the best biography and life stories across Australia and is the richest awarded biography prize.

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Queensland Literary Awards 2021 finalists announced
8/05/2021 7:18 PM
Queensland Literary Awards 2021 finalists announced

The finalists of the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced, recognising both renowned and emerging literary talents across Australia.

 

 

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Book-to-film review: The Exception
Book-to-film review: The Exception

gr's resident book and film buff reviews The Exception, based on the book of the same name by Christian Jungersen.

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