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Lucy Caldwell wins BBC National Short Story Award
Lucy Caldwell wins BBC National Short Story Award

Northern Irish writer Lucy Caldwell has won the 16th BBC National Short Story Award for her story All the People Were Mean and Bad.

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Dave Blumenthal has released a new book of his drawings
Dave Blumenthal has released a new book of his drawings

Dave Blumenthal has released a new book, The Cartoon Chronicles of Sandwich Bag Dad, which is a collection of his most popular cartoon drawings.

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Acclaimed author Gary Paulsen has died at the age of 82
Acclaimed author Gary Paulsen has died at the age of 82

Gary Paulsen, author of the young adult wilderness novel, Hatchet, died on October 13 in New Mexico at the age of 82.

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Sally Rooney declines an Israeli translation of her new novel
Sally Rooney declines an Israeli translation of her new novel

Irish author Sally Rooney has declined an offer to publish her new novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You in Israel due to her political views on the... View More»

T S Eliot Prize 2021 Shortlist announced
T S Eliot Prize 2021 Shortlist announced

The 2021 T S Eliot Prize for poetry has announced the ten shortlisted poets and celebrates ‘Ten books that sound clear and compelling voices of the moment’.

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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature
10/08/2021 7:15 PM
Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Laura Jean McKay wins 2021 Arthur C Clarke Award
Laura Jean McKay wins 2021 Arthur C Clarke Award

Author Laura Jean McKay has been awarded the UK’s Arthur C Clarke Award for science fiction for her book The Animals In That Country, published by Scribe Publications.

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Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2021 shortlist announced
Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2021 shortlist announced

Waverly Council have announced the 2021 shortlist for the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award.

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Love Your Bookshop Day is almost here!
Love Your Bookshop Day is almost here!

Love Your Book Shop Day celebrates Australia’s unique community of bookshops and readers and brings together people of all ages and places.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 shortlists announced
ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 shortlists announced

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and the ARA Group have announced the 2021 shortlists for the ARA Historical Novel Prize.

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OzAsia Festival launches a new writing and ideas program
OzAsia Festival launches a new writing and ideas program

OzAsia Festival has announced a new writing and ideas program called In Other Words, a forum to showcase the best Asian and Asian Australian writers and thinkers.

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Fundraising event Booktober to be held this October
Fundraising event Booktober to be held this October

Not-for-profit charity WestWords is partnering with Booktopia to hold the annual charity event Booktober from October 1 – 31.

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2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists announced
2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists announced

The finalists of the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards have been announced today. The awards celebrate the best mystery, thriller, crime and suspense writing in New Zealand across four categories.

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Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is now open for submissions
Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is now open for submissions

The Cat Protection Society of Victoria has launched a new writing competition to raise awareness about the caring and rehoming of cats.

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Booker Prize 2021 shortlist announced
Booker Prize 2021 shortlist announced

The six authors shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction are Anuk Arudpragasam, Damon Galgut, Patricia Lockwood, Nadifa Mohamed, Richard Powers and Maggie Shipstead.

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Susanna Clarke wins 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction
9/09/2021 10:45 PM
Susanna Clarke wins 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction

British author Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her second novel Piranesi.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 longlists announced
9/09/2021 6:39 PM
ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 longlists announced

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and the ARA Group have announced the 2021 longlists for the ARA Historical Novel Prize.

 

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BAD Sydney International Crime Writers Festival is running this September
9/07/2021 9:28 PM
BAD Sydney International Crime Writers Festival is running this September

The festival will hold four online events from 8 - 29 September and will feature the following best-selling authors: Paula Hawkins, Val McDermid, Karin Slaughter and Ann Cleeves.

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Salman Rushdie plans to serialise a novella on Substack
9/03/2021 8:54 PM
Salman Rushdie plans to serialise a novella on Substack

According to Publishers Weekly, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie is set to serialise his next book The Seventh Wave on a newsletter platform called Substack.

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American Rust is coming to your screens soon
9/03/2021 8:01 PM
American Rust is coming to your screens soon

The Showtime original series American Rust will be premiering in the US on 12 September. The television adaptation is based on the popular debut novel of the same name by Philipp Meyer.

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Indigenous Literacy Day is here!
9/01/2021 9:17 PM
Indigenous Literacy Day is here!

Indigenous Literacy Day is held annually and celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

 

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HNSA 2021 Virtual Conference tickets on sale
HNSA 2021 Virtual Conference tickets on sale

Early bird registration is open for the 2021 Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) Virtual Conference.

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Truganini is the winner of the National Biography Award 2021
Truganini is the winner of the National Biography Award 2021

Acclaimed author Cassandra Pybus has been awarded the 2021 National Biography Award for her book Truganini.

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The Ned Kelly Awards 2021 winners announced
The Ned Kelly Awards 2021 winners announced

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) have announced the 2021 winners of the Ned Kelly Awards. 

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Book of the Year Awards 2021 winners announced
Book of the Year Awards 2021 winners announced

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced the 2021 winners of the Book of the Year Awards. The Awards were first established in 1946 and seek to promote children’s literacy and artistry.

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Ginnie & Pinney Learn and Grow is set for a TV adaptation
Ginnie & Pinney Learn and Grow is set for a TV adaptation

Big Sky Publishing have announced that their award-winning children’s series Ginnie & Pinney Learn and Grow is set to become a television series.

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Colin Roderick Literary Award 2021 finalists announced
9/08/2021 2:38 AM
Colin Roderick Literary Award 2021 finalists announced

The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies have announced the shortlist for the Colin Roderick Literary Award. 

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Great Circle is set for a TV adaptation
8/06/2021 8:58 PM
Great Circle is set for a TV adaptation

Great Circle by award winning author Maggie Shipstead is being adapted for a new television series. 

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Finalists announced for the National Biography Award 2021
8/05/2021 10:23 PM
Finalists announced for the National Biography Award 2021

The State Library of NSW have announced the 2021 National Biography Award shortlist. The Award recognises the best biography and life stories across Australia and is the richest awarded biography prize.

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Queensland Literary Awards 2021 finalists announced
8/05/2021 7:18 PM
Queensland Literary Awards 2021 finalists announced

The finalists of the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced, recognising both renowned and emerging literary talents across Australia.

 

 

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Book-to-film review: The Exception
Book-to-film review: The Exception

gr's resident book and film buff reviews The Exception, based on the book of the same name by Christian Jungersen.

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Celebrate anpernirrentye at this year's Northern Territory Writers' Festival, August 26-29
Celebrate anpernirrentye at this year's Northern Territory Writers' Festival, August 26-29

Returning to Mparntwe/Alice Springs this August, enkoy four days of books, words, performance and more!

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Prince Harry to publish 'literary memoir'
Prince Harry to publish 'literary memoir'

Penguin Random House has announced they will be publihsing The Duke of Sussex's memoir in late 2022, with the proceeds going to charity.

 

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Amanda Lohrey wins 2021 Miles Franklin Award
Amanda Lohrey wins 2021 Miles Franklin Award

The Tasmanian author won the $60 000 prize for her novel The Labyrinth.

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Aurealis Awards 2020 Winners announced
Aurealis Awards 2020 Winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Aurealis Awards have been announced, recognising the best science ficiton, fantasy and horror writing by Australian writers.

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Adam Goodes to release first picture book, Somebody's Land
7/06/2021 8:53 PM
Adam Goodes to release first picture book, Somebody's Land

Co-authored with journalist Ellie Laing, the book will be releasing via Allen & Unwin in November.

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Kiama Readers' Festival is back 23 July!
Kiama Readers' Festival is back 23 July!

Enjoy a winter weekend in sunny Kiama for a great line-up of author talks, masterclasses and workshops.

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Check out the first trailer for the film adaptation of The Drover's Wife
Check out the first trailer for the film adaptation of The Drover's Wife

The film offers our first glimpse at writer-director Leah Purcell in the starring role as Molly Johnson.

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Tom Keneally announces latest book, 'Corporal Hitler's Pistol'
Tom Keneally announces latest book, 'Corporal Hitler's Pistol'

It's the prestigious author's latest book since The Dickens Boy.

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Nina Funnell and HarperCollins to release book about #LetHerSpeak campaign
6/10/2021 7:28 PM
Nina Funnell and HarperCollins to release book about #LetHerSpeak campaign

The book will detail the internationally recognised campaign that produced law reforms across Australia.

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David Diop wins 2021 International Booker Prize
6/07/2021 7:18 PM
David Diop wins 2021 International Booker Prize

The win makes Diop the first french writer to win the International Booker for translated fiction.

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Readings announce 2021 Young Adult Book Prize shortlist
6/02/2021 8:31 PM
Readings announce 2021 Young Adult Book Prize shortlist

Readings have announced their 2021 Young Adult Book Prize shortlist, recognising the best Australian YA novels published in the past year.

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5-star May: Top books from GR Reviewers
5-star May: Top books from GR Reviewers

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

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John le Carré's final novel, Silverview, is being published in October
John le Carré's final novel, Silverview, is being published in October

The novel was finished prior to le Carré's death last December.

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Civica Libraries Index reveal reading habits of Aussie and Kiwi booklovers over lockdown
Civica Libraries Index reveal reading habits of Aussie and Kiwi booklovers over lockdown

The Civica Libraries Index studied loans across Australian and New Zealand libraries to find out what we were reading over quarantine.

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2021 Miles Franklin Award longlist announced
2021 Miles Franklin Award longlist announced

The longlist for one of Australia's most prestigious literary prizes has been announced.

 

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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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