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Best new crime reads in September

CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta

Like many readers, I’ve adored Melina Marchetta since my English teacher issued Looking for Alibrandi as a Year 11 text and we all gleefully discussed it in class since all of us actually happily read it instead of reading the study guide and bluffing our way through…

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Our top ten bestsellers of the week

Black Rock White City by A.S. Patrić Harry Potter And The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke Nutshell by Ian McEwan The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty The Course of Love by Alain de Botton Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall Grant and I by…

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Q&A with Miles Franklin winner A.S. Patrić

Congratulations on being named this year’s winner of the Miles Franklin! How did you react when you got the news?

It’s near the end of winter in Melbourne so my wife and daughters were all home on a Monday because of a shared cold. The news came via a phone call near lunchtime and when I hung up and told my family, there was lots of hugging, chee…

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