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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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Tony Birch's 'The White Girl' is getting a movie
Tony Birch's 'The White Girl' is getting a movie

Tony Birch's Miles Franklin-shortlisted novel The White Girl is getting the big screen treatment courtesy of Typecast Entertainment. 

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Love Your Bookshop Day is heading online 3 October
Love Your Bookshop Day is heading online 3 October

Spread some socially-distanced love to your local bookshop with a huge range of online events Saturday 3 October!

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Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist announced
Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Booker Prize was recently announced, celebrating the most noteworthy books published in the last year. 

 

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Barack Obama to publish his memoirs
Barack Obama to publish his memoirs

The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.

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Fourteen to be adapted for the screen
Fourteen to be adapted for the screen

The screen rights for Shannon Molloy’s acclaimed memoir, Fourteen, have been acquired by Orange Entertainment Co.

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Paper Emperors by Sally Young wins 2020 Roderick Literary Award
Paper Emperors by Sally Young wins 2020 Roderick Literary Award

Dr Sally Young has won the 2020 Colin Roderick Literary Award for her exposé of the Australian newspaper industry in Paper Emperors: The Rise of Australia’s Newspaper Empires.

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The NT Writers Festival is nearly here!
The NT Writers Festival is nearly here!

The NT Writers’ Festival is just a few weeks away, with preparations well underway to run the event amidst the challenges of a global pandemic.

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‘Hamnet’ wins 2020 Women’s Prize
10/10/2020 1:37 AM
‘Hamnet’ wins 2020 Women’s Prize

UK author Maggie O’Farrell has won the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Hamnet.

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Queensland Literary Awards 2020 winners announced
9/07/2020 11:22 PM
Queensland Literary Awards 2020 winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The announcement took place during an online event hosted by the State Library of Queensland on Friday, 4 September.

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Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards
9/07/2020 8:44 PM
Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards

The first Premier’s History Awards took place last week, with the winners announced on Friday evening at the State Library of NSW as a part of the launch of NSW History Week.

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