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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2014 Shortlist

The 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced! Established in 2008, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are Australia’s richest literary prize with a total prize pool of $600,000 to winners and shortlisted authors across the six categories.

The following books were shortlisted in each award category:

Fiction A World

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Our top ten bestsellers of the week

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’ by Lena Dunham Amnesia by Peter Carey Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (including film tie-in edition) Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion My Story by Julia Gillard The Bush: Travels in the Heart of A

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Beautiful Friendships in Children’s Books

“Friendship,” said Christopher Robin, “is a very comforting thing to have.” - A.A. Milne If children’s books were your only guide to friendship, you’d be in very good hands. Here are five of our favourites. Claude and Sir Bobblysock (Alex T. Smith)

Many people have tried and failed to anthropomorphise objects and animals but this partnershi…

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