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The 2024 BookPeople Book of the Year Awards

The winners of the 2024 BookPeople Book of the Year Awards were announced this week, celebrating exceptional books by Australian authors.

BookPeople, the Association of Australian Booksellers, award these prizes annually to recognise outstanding achievements in our literary community. Melissa Lucashenko won Fiction Book of the Year for Edenglassie, Anna Funder won Non-Fiction Book of the Year for…

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Uplifting queer fiction

If you're looking for a reprieve from queer stories that end in tragedy, look no further. Here's a selection of titles with a diverse array of LGBTQIA+ characters, telling a wide array of stories, that will all leave you feeling a bit more hopeful than when you started.

The Performance by Claire Thomas

The house lights lower.

The auditorium feels…

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A spotlight on translated fiction this month

This month we're reading fiction translated from: Dutch, French, Italian and Japanese!

The Hairdresser's Son by Gerbrand Bakker

translated from Dutch by David Colmer

Simon never knew his father, Cornelis. When his wife told him she was pregnant, Cornelis packed his bags, and a day later he was dead. Or everyone assumed he was dead; after all, he was on…

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