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Meet the final two stars of the Readings Children’s Book Prize Shortlist

Both of these authors are enjoying new success writing for a younger age group having published several novels for adults and teens. One of them comes from a writing family and has followed in her mother’s footsteps, while the other spent many years working as a nurse before turning to her favourite childhood past-time of making up magical stories…

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Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists 2015

We love this year’s list of Best Young Australian Novelists by Sydney Morning Herald. Here’s our thoughts on the five shortlisted authors' books. Maxine Beneba Clarke is the author of short-story collection Foreign Soil.

Our Head Book Buyer Martin Shaw has been a fierce supporter of Beneba Clarke’s debut short-story collection ever since he …

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What we’re reading: Jane Harrison, Jessica Treadway and Masha Gessen

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving.

Bronte Coates is reading Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane Harrison

I’ve been on a little bit of an OzYA journey lately, having just read and loved Ellie Marney’s smart, sexy and suspenseful Every

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