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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

A Grain of Hope by Nicola Philp & Aldy Aguirre All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys Fing by David Walliams & Tony Ross Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Where’s Mrs Kangaroo by Ingela P Arrhenius Wilam: A Birrarung Story by Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly & Lisa Kennedy Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Elementals: Ic

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The Rathbones Folio Prize longlist 2019

The longlist for the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize has been announced.

Launched in 2014 as an alternative to the Man Booker Prize, the £30,000 Folio Prize is awarded out of the UK to the best new work of literature published in the English language in a given year, regardless of form. Books are nominated for the prize by members of the Academy, a body of over 250 writers and critics that includes M…

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Winners of the Indie Book Awards 2019

The winners of the Indie Book Awards 2019 have been announced.

Each year, independent booksellers from around Australia get together and vote for their favourite titles in six different categories, as well as their favourite book overall. Here are the winners for each category, along with comments from our booksellers.

The Fiction winner is…
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Bridge of Clay is …

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The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals shortlists 2019

The shortlists for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

Here are the shortlisted books for th…

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The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist 2019

The shortlist for this year’s Wellcome book prize has been announced. This prize is awarded annually to the best new work of fiction or non-fiction that ‘celebrates the topics of health and medicine in literature’.

This year’s shortlist includes Australian author Sarah Krasnostein’s The Trauma Cleaner. Our Carlton bookseller Kara described it as as ‘an incredible story’ featuring ‘understated ye…

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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

52 Mondays by Anna Ciddor You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied Fing by David Walliams & Tony Ross Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker Playground Circus by Chrissy Byers & Simon O’Carrigan All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys Where’s Mrs Kangaroo by Ingela P Arrhenius The Orchard Unde

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Winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards 2018

The winners of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) awards have been announced. The NBCC honours outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature.

Here is the complete list of NBCC award winners, which were chosen from shortlists announced in January. The 2018 awards are open to books published in the US in 2018.

Fiction Milkman by Anna Burns…

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The Man Booker International Prize longlist 2019

The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ of 13 novels in contention for the 2019 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world.

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every year for a single book, which is translated into English and published in the UK. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible. The work of t…

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