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Alan Moore breaks retirement, announces five-volume fantasy series and short story collection
5/11/2021 9:00 PM
Alan Moore breaks retirement, announces five-volume fantasy series and short story collection

Two years after his retirement from comic writing, Moore has signed with Bloomsbury for two new properties.

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Channing Tatum to publish picture book, The One and Only Sparkella
5/10/2021 9:06 PM
Channing Tatum to publish picture book, The One and Only Sparkella

The actor's first published book is inspired by his relationship with his daughter.

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Emma Batchelor's 'Now That I See You' wins 2021 Vogel Award
5/03/2021 9:25 PM
Emma Batchelor's 'Now That I See You' wins 2021 Vogel Award

The Vogel Award recognises unpublished manuscripts written by authors under 35 years of age.

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Australian Book Industry Awards announce 2021 winners
Australian Book Industry Awards announce 2021 winners

The winners of the 2021 ABIA awards have been announced, recognising the efforts of authors, publishers and bookshops in bringing Australian books to readers.

 

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2021 International Booker prize shortlist announced
2021 International Booker prize shortlist announced

The 2021 International Booker prize shortlist has been announced, recognising the best internationally published fiction translated into English.

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2021 Stella Prize winner announced
2021 Stella Prize winner announced

The winner of the 2021 Stella Prize has been announced, celebrating the best in Australian women's writing.

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5-Star April: Top books from GR Reviewers
5-Star April: Top books from GR Reviewers

Craving a cracking read? These April books come highly recommended from our trusty team of independant reviewers!

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Delia Owens' bestseller 'Where the Crawdads Sing' is coming to the big screen
Delia Owens' bestseller 'Where the Crawdads Sing' is coming to the big screen

Produced by Reese Witherspoon, the film's cast, writer and director have been announced.

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A Soviet-era TV movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings has been rediscovered, and it's extremely weird
A Soviet-era TV movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings has been rediscovered, and it's extremely weird

Originally aired on Leningrad Television, Khraniteli resurfaced over thirty years after it was broadcast.

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Original Tolkien illustrations to appear in new edition of The Lord of the Rings
4/06/2021 10:27 PM
Original Tolkien illustrations to appear in new edition of The Lord of the Rings

It's the first time the fantasy author's illustrations have appeared in Lord of the Rings since its publication in 1954.

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Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with these 10 books by trans and gender diverse authors
Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with these 10 books by trans and gender diverse authors

This March 31st, celebrate the contribution of trans and gender diverse authors to the world of books with these 10 fiction and non-fiction reads.

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Children's Book Council of Australia announce 2021 shortlist
Children's Book Council of Australia announce 2021 shortlist

The Children's Book Council of Australia have announced their 2021 shortlist, acknowledging unique Australian stories for younger readers, over six categories.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize has become Australia's richest genre-based literary award
ARA Historical Novel Prize has become Australia's richest genre-based literary award

With the introduction of a Children's and YA category, the ARA Historical Novel Prize is now Australia's richest genre-based literary prize.

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2021 Indie Book Awards winners announced
2021 Indie Book Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Indie Book Awards have been announced, celebrating indie booksellers and Australian authors.

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Get ready for the 2021 Great Book Swap!
Get ready for the 2021 Great Book Swap!

Celebrate reading and raise funds for remote communities!

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Sydney Writers' Festival announces 2021 Program
Sydney Writers' Festival announces 2021 Program

The Sydney Writers' Festival have announced their 2021 program, featuring 231 live events with over 400 Australia-based speakers.

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Norton Juster, author of 'The Phantom Tollbooth', has died aged 91
3/10/2021 8:44 PM
Norton Juster, author of 'The Phantom Tollbooth', has died aged 91

The author's death was confirmed by fellow children's author and illustrator Mo WIllems.

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'The Queen's Gambit' is becoming a stage musical
3/09/2021 7:11 PM
'The Queen's Gambit' is becoming a stage musical

The stage rights of the hit Netflix miniseries were recently acquired by entertainment company Level Forward.

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2021 Stella Prize Longlist Announced
3/05/2021 7:39 PM
2021 Stella Prize Longlist Announced

The longlist highlights 12 titles written by Australian women and non-binary authors.

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Gary Oldman to star in television adaptation of Mick Herron's 'Slough House'
3/04/2021 7:43 PM
Gary Oldman to star in television adaptation of Mick Herron's 'Slough House'

The series, titled Slow Horses, will be based on the first two books in the series, Slow Horses and Dead Lions.

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Woollongong Writers Festival announces closure
4/02/2021 12:32 AM
Woollongong Writers Festival announces closure

The seven-year-old festival today announced their closure due to lack of funding.

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5-star February: Top books from GR reviewers
5-star February: Top books from GR reviewers

Craving a cracking read? These February releases come highly recommended from our trusty team of reviewers!

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Australian Book Industry Awards announce 2021 longlist and live event
Australian Book Industry Awards announce 2021 longlist and live event

The ABIAs are teaming up with the Sydney Writer's Festival for a premiere event showcasing the best of Australian Books.

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Book-to-film review: My Salinger Year
Book-to-film review: My Salinger Year

Gr's resident film & book buff Clive Hodges shares his take on the film My Salinger Year, based on the memoir by Joanna Rakoff.

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Eric Bana is heading to Bremer Bay, Perth to film Tim Winton's 'Blueback'
Eric Bana is heading to Bremer Bay, Perth to film Tim Winton's 'Blueback'

The Aussie star is teaming up with director Robert Connoly and actors Mia Wasikowska and Radha Mitchell for the adaptation of Winton's novella.

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Brian Jaques' beloved 'Redwall' series is getting a Netlflix film and animated series
2/11/2021 8:06 PM
Brian Jaques' beloved 'Redwall' series is getting a Netlflix film and animated series

The classic children's fantasty series have sold over 30 million copies since 1986.

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What's coming out in March?
2/09/2021 9:30 PM
What's coming out in March?

Heaps of books are coming out next month - here's the ones we're most excited to read!

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Heather Morris announces final book in her 'Tattooist' trilogy, 'Three Sisters'
2/08/2021 10:19 PM
Heather Morris announces final book in her 'Tattooist' trilogy, 'Three Sisters'

The new novel comes after the internationally bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey

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A Kurt Vonnegut docco 30 years in the making is finally hitting theatres
2/04/2021 9:35 PM
A Kurt Vonnegut docco 30 years in the making is finally hitting theatres

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time is scheduled for a theatrical release this year.

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Victorian Premier's Literary Awards announce 2021 Winners
2/02/2021 10:12 PM
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards announce 2021 Winners

The prestigous prize has awarded over $267 000 to winners across 7 categories.

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Liane Moriarty announces new novel 'Apples Never Fall'
Liane Moriarty announces new novel 'Apples Never Fall'

The bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers has revealed the release date of her first book in two years.

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Anthony Doerr announces new novel, titled 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'
Anthony Doerr announces new novel, titled 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'

It's the acclaimed author's first novel in seven years, since All the Light We Cannot See.

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2021 Indie Book Awards shortlist announced
2021 Indie Book Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2021 Indie Book Awards have been announced, celebrating Australian literary talent across six different categories.

 

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Sally Rooney announces new book 'Beautiful World, Where Are You'
Sally Rooney announces new book 'Beautiful World, Where Are You'

The bestselling author has revealed her first book since the critically acclaimed Normal People.

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The memoir of Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones is coming to TV
1/12/2021 11:27 PM
The memoir of Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones is coming to TV

Directed by Danny Boyle, the six-part television drama is based on Jones' 2016 memoir Lonely Boy.

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5 books hitting the screen in 2021
1/11/2021 9:41 PM
5 books hitting the screen in 2021

After the turmoil of 2020, 2021 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for books on screens big and small.

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Have you watched 'Bridgerton'?
1/05/2021 11:41 PM
Have you watched 'Bridgerton'?

Netflix released Bridgerton on Christmas Day and already many have binge-watched the series. 

Will there be a series two? 

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Join in for a Readalong!
1/03/2021 11:27 PM
Join in for a Readalong!

NSW Public Libraries invite book lovers
to an Instagram Readalong!

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Top 10 GR Podcasts of 2020
Top 10 GR Podcasts of 2020

We've put together a list of our most-listened to podcasts of 2020!

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Take a tour of Jane Austen's house without leaving your own!
Take a tour of Jane Austen's house without leaving your own!

The Jane Austen's House Museum in the UK is offering a 360-degree virtual tour of the house where the classic author wrote all six of her novels.

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Bestselling thriller writer John le Carré has passed away aged 89
Bestselling thriller writer John le Carré has passed away aged 89

The author was best known for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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2020 Prime Minister's Literary Award winners announced
12/11/2020 11:48 PM
2020 Prime Minister's Literary Award winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Prime Minister's Literary Award winners have been announced, celebrating outstanding literary talent in Australia.

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Victorian Premier's Literary Awards announce 2021 shorlists
12/08/2020 9:06 PM
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards announce 2021 shorlists

The shortlists celebrate highly commended Australian works across seven categories.

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Sydney Writers' Festival announce 'Something to Talk About' event
12/07/2020 8:56 PM
Sydney Writers' Festival announce 'Something to Talk About' event

The series of four events are to take place at Carriageworks in Redfern, Sydney, across 16-17 January 2021.

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A star-studded Bridehead Revisited remake is coming to TV
A star-studded Bridehead Revisited remake is coming to TV

The recreation of Evelyn Waugh's beloved classic is in the works from the BBC and HBO.

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5-star November: Top books from gr reviewers
5-star November: Top books from gr reviewers

Craving a cracking read? These books come highly recommended from our trusty team of reviewers!

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Alan Rickman's diaries are being published as a book
Alan Rickman's diaries are being published as a book

The late author's writings, totaling 27 volumes across over 25 years, will be released in 2022.

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Writer and journalist Jan Morris has passed away aged 94
Writer and journalist Jan Morris has passed away aged 94

The author of almost 40 books is considered one of the UK's finest post-war writers. 

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Douglas Stuart wins 2020 Booker Prize
Douglas Stuart wins 2020 Booker Prize

The Scottish author won the pretigious £50,000 prize for his debut novel Shuggie Brain

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