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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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Colm Tóibin is named new Irish Fiction Laureate
Colm Tóibin is named new Irish Fiction Laureate

The Arts Council have named award winning writer Colm Tóibin as the new Laureate for Irish Fiction from 2022 – 2024.

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Indie Book Awards 2022 shortlist announced
Indie Book Awards 2022 shortlist announced

Australian independent booksellers have announced the shortlist for the 2022 Indie Book Awards.

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Tim Winton is set to write and narrate a series on the Ningaloo Coast
Tim Winton is set to write and narrate a series on the Ningaloo Coast

Love Nature and the ABC have commissioned author and conservationist Tim Winton to write and narrate a three-part docuseries on the Ningaloo Coast in Western Australia.

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Joelle Taylor wins TS Eliot poetry prize
1/11/2022 7:49 PM
Joelle Taylor wins TS Eliot poetry prize

Joelle Taylor has won the 2021 TS Eliot poetry prize for her collection C+nto & Othered Poems which looks at butch lesbian counterculture in the 1990s.

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One of the smallest books in the world sold at auction for $6500
One of the smallest books in the world sold at auction for $6500

One of the smallest books in the world sold at an auction in Brussels for approximately AU $6 500 (£3500).

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The 2021 Hugo Awards winners announced
The 2021 Hugo Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Hugo Awards have been announced with Martha Wells taking the top science fiction award for her novel Network Effect.

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Book-to-film review: The Power of the Dog
Book-to-film review: The Power of the Dog

gr's resident book and film buff reviews The Power of the Dog, based on the book of the same name by Thomas Savage.

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bell hooks, author and feminist, dies aged 69
bell hooks, author and feminist, dies aged 69

Acclaimed author and activist Gloria Jean Watkins or more widely known by her pen name, bell hooks, has died at the age of 69 at her home in Kentucky.

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Chris Hammer tops the list on the Libby App for library loans in Australia
Chris Hammer tops the list on the Libby App for library loans in Australia

Author Chris Hammer has topped the 2021 list for eBook loans from Australian public libraries on the Libby App.

 

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The 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Awards winners announced
The 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced.

 

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Actor and comedian Celeste Barber is set to star in the Netflix dramedy 'Wellmania'
Actor and comedian Celeste Barber is set to star in the Netflix dramedy 'Wellmania'

Actor and comedian Celeste Barber is set to executive produce and star in the eight-episode series ‘Wellmania’, which is inspired by the book Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness by author Brigid Delaney.

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Anne Rice, author of Interview with the Vampire, has died at the age of 80
Anne Rice, author of Interview with the Vampire, has died at the age of 80

American author Anne Rice, who wrote the bestselling 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire has died at the age of 80.

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Indie Book Awards 2022 longlist announced
12/09/2021 7:02 PM
Indie Book Awards 2022 longlist announced

Australian independent booksellers have announced the longlist for the Indie Book Awards 2022.

 

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A feminist retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four is set for publication
12/08/2021 7:40 PM
A feminist retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four is set for publication

The Guardian reported that American writer Sandra Newman is writing a feminist retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four called Julia which has been approved by... View More»

Serena Williams is releasing a children's book
12/06/2021 7:35 PM
Serena Williams is releasing a children's book

Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion and 4-time Olympic medallist, is set to release a children’s book titled, The Adventures of Qai Qai.

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James Goodhand's novel Last Lesson is set for a tv adaptation
13/03/2021 2:35 AM
James Goodhand's novel Last Lesson is set for a tv adaptation

James Goodhand’s novel Last Lesson is set for a tv adaptation and will be produced by Red Planet Pictures.

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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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