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Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlist 2015

Congratulations to the authors shortlisted for this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize.

Anne Applebaum, chair of judges, said: “We didn’t quite come to blows, but the shortlist meeting was truly contentious; it’s hard to imagine how five people sitting in a room on a weekday morning could have disagreed more strongly. Nevertheless I am delighted to say …

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Five beautiful picture books (that are also for adults)

The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan is a firm favourite amongst booksellers and customers alike, and his star has only continued to rise after The Lost Thing was turned into an Oscar-winning short film in 2010. When a new one of his books graces our shelves, it’s usually the adults lining up at the counter, clutching a copy to their che…

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Winners of the Inky Awards 2015

The winners for this year’s Inky Awards have been announced by the Centre for Youth Literature!

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by teens. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an in…

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