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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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Quentin Tarantino is releasing 2 new books, including a novelisation of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Quentin Tarantino is releasing 2 new books, including a novelisation of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

The transgressive director has signed a deal for a novelisation of his 2019 film Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, and a non-fiction work. 

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Anita Heiss announces new novel with Wiradjuri title
Anita Heiss announces new novel with Wiradjuri title

Anita Heiss' new novel Bila Yarrudhang-galang-dhuray (River of Dreams) is to be the first Australian release to bare a title in an Aboriginal language without an English translation. 

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Check out the first trailer for Hulu's take on The Hardy Boys
Check out the first trailer for Hulu's take on The Hardy Boys

This modern adaptation of The Hardy Boys, created by Edward Stratemeyer, is hitting Hulu in December. 

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2020 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award Winners announced
11/12/2020 8:56 PM
2020 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award Winners announced

Presented by Waverly Council, the NIB Literary Award is the only award of its type in Australia. 

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Entries for Viva La Novella 2021 are now open
11/09/2020 7:53 PM
Entries for Viva La Novella 2021 are now open

Now in its 9th year, Australia's only standalone novella prize is open for entries until 31 December. 

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Aisling Smith wins 2020 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
12/06/2020 1:19 AM
Aisling Smith wins 2020 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

Aisling Smith was the winner of the 2020 prize which aims to unearth, support and nurture new Australian writing talent. 

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Tanya Bretherton wins 2020 Danger Prize
11/04/2020 8:57 PM
Tanya Bretherton wins 2020 Danger Prize

BAD: Sydney Crime Writer's Festival has announced that Tanya Bretherton has won the 2020 Danger Prize for her book The Killing Streets

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Check out the trailer for the film adaptation of Jane Harper's 'The Dry'
11/03/2020 10:27 PM
Check out the trailer for the film adaptation of Jane Harper's 'The Dry'

Hitting cinemas on New Year's Day, the film version of The Dry stars Eric Bana as Aaron Falk. 

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Debut authors reign supreme at the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards
12/02/2020 2:11 AM
Debut authors reign supreme at the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards

Debut authors Becky Manawatu and RWR McDonald were named winners of the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards, which recognise the best in New Zealand crime, mystery, thriller and suspense writing. 

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

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

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Maria Papas has won the 2020 Hungerford Award
Maria Papas has won the 2020 Hungerford Award

The Perth author won the 30th City of Fremantle Hungerford Award for her unpublished manuscript titled I Belong to the Lake

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Michael Robotham has won the CWA's Golden Dagger award – again!
Michael Robotham has won the CWA's Golden Dagger award – again!

It marks the second time the author has won the prize, the first time an Aussie writer has done so twice.

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CBCA 2020 Book of the Year winners announced
CBCA 2020 Book of the Year winners announced

The Children's Book Council of Australia have announced the winners of their 2020 Book of the Year Awards, recognising the best books for younger readers across six categories. 

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Ned Kelly 2020 award winners announced
Ned Kelly 2020 award winners announced

The Australian Crime Writers Association has announced the winners of this year's Ned Kelly Awards, which recognises the best in Australian and international crime fiction. 

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Black Inc announces 'Growing Up in Country Australia'
Black Inc announces 'Growing Up in Country Australia'

The latest book in the 'Growing Up' anthology is to be edited by journalist Rick Morton. 

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Bad Sydney announces 2020 program
Bad Sydney announces 2020 program

A number of events are taking place in-person and via livestream from November 7-8 at the State Library of NSW. 

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Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature
10/09/2020 7:00 PM
Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature

The American poet was awarded the prestigous prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on Thursday. 

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Rebel Wilson announces picture book series 'Bella the Brave'
11/06/2020 1:40 AM
Rebel Wilson announces picture book series 'Bella the Brave'

The beloved Aussie actor. writer and comedian has announced her signing with Hachette for a 3+ picture book series. 

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A bunch of book adaptations are hitting streaming services this October
10/02/2020 10:14 PM
A bunch of book adaptations are hitting streaming services this October

Need something to binge this month? Check out these shows and movies based on books hitting streaming services soon! 

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Sisters in Crime announce 2020 Davitt Award Winners
Sisters in Crime announce 2020 Davitt Award Winners

Sisters in Crime have announced the winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards, celebrating the best crime writing by Australian women. 

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Turn the page on literary disadvantage with Booktober!
Turn the page on literary disadvantage with Booktober!

A brand new annual event from WestWords encourages more reading and resources in greater Western Sydney.

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