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A spotlight on a brilliant new Australian crime novel

Mark Brandi’s debut novel is more than atmospheric: this is visceral Australian noir. Jock Serong introduces us to the next big thing in Australian crime fiction.

Brandi is a writer who pays close attention to the physical; to the shapes and smells and sensations of the human body, set in vivid contrast to the torpor of a dead-end town. Wimmera

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An interview with a teen reader

Over the next few weeks we’re participating in a work experience program with students from high schools across Melbourne. Today, Ella Harris from Viewbank College tells us about one of her favourite books, and the mistakes adults can make in recommending a book to a teenager. How would you describe your taste in books?

I enjoy fiction far mor…

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The Wainwright Golden Beer Prize shortlist 2017

The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize is awarded annually to the book which most successfully reflects the ethos of renowned nature writer Alfred Wainwright’s work, to inspire readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world. Congratulations to the authors shortlisted for this year:

Chair of judges, Julia Bradbury co…

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