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George Saunders wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Congratulations to George Saunders who has been named the winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction!

Lincoln in the Bardo is the first novel from Saunders, who is internationally renowned for his short stories, and it is an extraordinary work.

As the American Civil War rages, President Lincoln’s beloved 11-year-old son lies gravely ill.…

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A Battle Royale: Villains in children’s and YA books (Round 2)

There are plenty of memorable villains in children’s and young adult books, the kinds that get their hooks into you when you’re young and then creep into your nightmares and shape your adulthood. But WHO is the evilest of all? This week, we’re hosting a Battle Royal to determine just that. You can view our first round here, and read on to discove…

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Australian picture books for international friends

It’s time to start organising Christmas gifts for international friends and family. If you know little people overseas, an Australian picture book makes for a unique (and easy to post) present.

Here are our recommendations of the best picture books, classic and brand new, that demonstrate the quality of Australian authors and illustrators are, hi…

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