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Clive James, author of 'Unreliable Memoirs', has passed away aged 80
Clive James, author of 'Unreliable Memoirs', has passed away aged 80

The acclaimed and prolific author passed away in his Cambridge home following a battle with leukaemia and emphysema. 

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Trent Dalton is releasing a new book in 2020
Trent Dalton is releasing a new book in 2020

The new novel from the author of Boy Swallows Universe will be dropping in June via Harper Collins. 

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Margaret Atwood to tour Australia & NZ next year
Margaret Atwood to tour Australia & NZ next year

The beloved author of The Handmaid's Tale will be conducting a speaking tour in February. 

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Andy Serkis haunts Guy Pearce in the new teaser for 'A Christmas Carol'
11/06/2019 7:22 PM
Andy Serkis haunts Guy Pearce in the new teaser for 'A Christmas Carol'

The BBC have unveiled the first look at their upcoming miniseries, hitting FX this Christmas. 

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Clive Barker's Books of Blood is getting a movie adaptation
11/05/2019 8:19 PM
Clive Barker's Books of Blood is getting a movie adaptation

The film is scheduled to hit the streaming service Hulu in 2020. 

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The True Colour of the Sea wins 2019 Colin Roderick Literary Award
The True Colour of the Sea wins 2019 Colin Roderick Literary Award

Robert Drewe took out the top prize for his collection of short stories.

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Hachette to distribute controversial Trump expose 'A Warning'
Hachette to distribute controversial Trump expose 'A Warning'

Hachette will release the upcoming, anonymously authored look at the Trump presidency November 19. 

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Colleen McCullough's estate is going under the hammer next week
Colleen McCullough's estate is going under the hammer next week

On Wednesday 30 October several items from the influential and controversial author will be auctioned by Sothesby's Australia. 

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Prime Minister's Literary Awards announce 2019 winners
Prime Minister's Literary Awards announce 2019 winners

The winners of the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced, recognising literary talent across six categories. 

 

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PSA: The TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' is dropping next month
PSA: The TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' is dropping next month

It marks the first screen adaptation of the series since 2007's The Golden Compass.

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Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu is coming to TV
Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu is coming to TV

The TV documentary series will be adapted by Sydney-based production company Blackfella Films.  

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize

For the first time since 1992, the prestigious literary prize has ended in a tie. 

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Stunning September: 5-star reviews from gr
Stunning September: 5-star reviews from gr

Books rated 5-stars by our trusty team of reviewers. 

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The BBC is adapting A Christmas Carol into a three-part series this Christmas
The BBC is adapting A Christmas Carol into a three-part series this Christmas

The mini-series adaption will air this Christmas, and stars Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis among other stars. 

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Trailer Roundup: The Secret Garden and In The Tall Grass
Trailer Roundup: The Secret Garden and In The Tall Grass

Two exciting trailers have been released today; Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s classic The Secret Garden, and In The Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill. 

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This Thursday's Australian Reading Hour is the biggest yet
This Thursday's Australian Reading Hour is the biggest yet

This Thursday (19 August), join over 4000 other readers in Australia's biggest book event!

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2019 Ngaio Marsh winners announced
2019 Ngaio Marsh winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Ngaio Marsh awards have been announced, recognising the most best in crime writing from New Zealand. 

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Three new Billie B Brown books are being released for the series' ten-year anniversary
9/11/2019 8:51 PM
Three new Billie B Brown books are being released for the series' ten-year anniversary

They'll be the first books in Sally Rippin's best-selling junior-fiction series to be released since 2012. 

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2019 Ned Kelly Award winners announced (and they're all women!)
9/09/2019 7:43 PM
2019 Ned Kelly Award winners announced (and they're all women!)

For the first time in the awards history, women crime writers have taken out all three prizes at this year's Ned Kelly Awards. 

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Booker Prize announce 2019 shortlist
9/04/2019 10:57 PM
Booker Prize announce 2019 shortlist

The Booker Prize has announced their 2019 shortlist, recognising the best in fiction. 

 

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2019 Davitt Award finalists announced
9/03/2019 8:43 PM
2019 Davitt Award finalists announced

Sisters in Crime have announced the winners of the 2019 Davitt Awards, recognising the best crime Australian crime books by Australian women. 

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Kate Grenville releasing new book, A Room Made of Leaves, in 2020
Kate Grenville releasing new book, A Room Made of Leaves, in 2020

Text Publishing will be releasing the new novel from the Australian author of The Secret River mid next year. 

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Bad Sydney announces 2019 Danger Prize shortlist
Bad Sydney announces 2019 Danger Prize shortlist

The Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival has announced the 2019 Danger Prize shortlist, recognizing the best in Sydney crime. 

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Top ten books for Dad
Top ten books for Dad

From fiction to non-fiction, we've got a book for every kind of Dad - just in time for that special day! 

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Awesome August: 5-star books from gr reviewers
Awesome August: 5-star books from gr reviewers

Is your 'to-read' list looking a little bare? These books come highly recommended from our dedicated reviewers. 

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Readings announce 2019 New Australian Fiction Prize shortlist
Readings announce 2019 New Australian Fiction Prize shortlist

Readings have announced the shortlist for the 2019 New Australian Fiction Prize, recognising new contributions to Australian literature. 

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Ned Kelly 2019 Shortlist Announced
Ned Kelly 2019 Shortlist Announced

The Australian Crime Writing Association have revealed the shortlist for the 2019 Ned Kelly Awards

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CBCA 2019 Book of the Year winners announced
CBCA 2019 Book of the Year winners announced

The Children's Book Council of Australia have announced the winners for the 2019 Book of the Year Awards. 

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Watch the first trailer for the upcoming Little Women adaptation
Watch the first trailer for the upcoming Little Women adaptation

Get your first glimpse of the star-studded reimagining of the classic novel, directed by Greta Gerwig. 

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No Friend but the Mountains wins 2019 National Biography Award
No Friend but the Mountains wins 2019 National Biography Award

Behrouz Boochani has won the 2019 National Biography Award for his memoir No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

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Show your local bookshop some love this Saturday!
8/08/2019 10:59 PM
Show your local bookshop some love this Saturday!

This Saturday (August 10), bookshops around the country are throwing a party - and you're invited! 

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Small Press Network announces 2019 Most Underrated Book Shortlist
8/08/2019 7:56 PM
Small Press Network announces 2019 Most Underrated Book Shortlist

The Small Press Network has revealed the shortlist for their 2019 Most Underrated book Award, showcasing the hidden gems of Australian Publishing

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Toni Morrison, Nobel prize-winning author, has died aged 88
8/07/2019 7:42 PM
Toni Morrison, Nobel prize-winning author, has died aged 88

Her family confirmed Morrison had passed away "following a short illness". 

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Colin Roderick Award announce 2019 longlist
8/06/2019 8:02 PM
Colin Roderick Award announce 2019 longlist

The Colin Roderick Award 2019 longlist has been announced, recognising the best literature of the year that represents Australian life. 

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Melissa Lucashenko wins 2019 Miles Franklin award
Melissa Lucashenko wins 2019 Miles Franklin award

Melissa Lucashenko has been awarded the 2019 Miles Franklin award for her novel Too Much Lip

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5-Star July: Picks of the month from gr
5-Star July: Picks of the month from gr

Fancy a new read? Why not check out these books rated 5 stars by our reviewers. 

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Ned Kelly 2019 Longlist announced
Ned Kelly 2019 Longlist announced

The Australian Crime Writing Association have announced the longlist for the 2019 Ned Kelly Awards, recognising the best in Aussie crime writing. 

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Don't Panic: A new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series is coming
Don't Panic: A new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series is coming

Hulu is developing a TV series based on Douglas' Adams renowned comedy/sci-fi books. 

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Hulu share photos from Looking for Alaska adaptation
Hulu share photos from Looking for Alaska adaptation

Hulu have revealed the first photos from their upcoming adaption of John Green's 2005 coming-of-age novel. 

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2019 Booker Prize longlist announced
2019 Booker Prize longlist announced

The longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize has been announced, recognisng the most noteworthy works of fiction published in the UK. 

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Check out the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of The Goldfinch
Check out the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of The Goldfinch

John Crowley is directing the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Donna Tartt. 

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Inky Awards announce 2019 shortlists
Inky Awards announce 2019 shortlists

The State Library of Victoria has announced the Inky Awards 2019 shortlist, recognising noteworthy young adult books from Australia and internationally. 

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Tade Thompson's Rosewater wins 2019 Arthur C Clarke award
Tade Thompson's Rosewater wins 2019 Arthur C Clarke award

Rosewater won the £2019 prize which recognises the best science fiction novel published in the UK in the past year. 

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Andrea Camilleri, author of Inspector Montalbano series, has died aged 93
Andrea Camilleri, author of Inspector Montalbano series, has died aged 93

Andrea Camilleri is best known for his Inspector Montalbano series of crime novels, and its internationally popular TV adaption. 

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Get ready to love your bookshop on August 10
Get ready to love your bookshop on August 10

On Saturday August 10, bookshops across Australia are throwing a party - and you're invited! 

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Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is coming to TV
Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is coming to TV

Amazon Studios have announced they are bringing Lee Child's bestselling Jack Reacher series to their streaming service. 

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Check out the program for Writers Unleashed 2019
Check out the program for Writers Unleashed 2019

Taking place Saturday 17 August, the Sutherland Shire Writers Festival aka Writers Unleashed is chock full of events to see and thing to do!

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Philippa Gregory to release new historical fiction series
Philippa Gregory to release new historical fiction series

Author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen Philippa Gregory is releasing the first novel in a brand new historical fiction series, Tidelandson 20 August. 

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Ruby romance awards announce 2019 finalists
Ruby romance awards announce 2019 finalists

The Ruby romance awards have announced 2019 Romantic Book of the Year finalists, recognising 17 finalists across five categories. 

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Metallica are releasing a picture book for charity
8/11/2019 1:18 AM
Metallica are releasing a picture book for charity

Titled The ABCs of Metallica, the book is co-authored by Howie Abrams and features illustrations from Michael McLeer. 

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