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The International Dylan Thomas Prize longlist 2021

The longlist for this year’s International Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced.

This Prize is run in partnership with Swansea University and is awarded to the best literary work in the English language written by an author aged 39 and under. The winning author will receive £30,000.

The 12 longlisted titles are…

Alligator and Other Stories by Dima Alzayat Antiemetic for Homesickness by Romal…

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The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2020

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year.

Of the 100 books listed below…

43 are fiction 19 are non-fiction 11 are children’s books (6 picture books, 4 middle grade books and 1 non-fiction) 10 are cookbooks 8 are biographies or memoirs 5 are collected works (2 anthology, 3 single-authored collection) 4 are crime reads

Of the 102 authors (as well as editors, illustrators, transl…

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The Costa Book Awards winners 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards.

These awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland, across five different categories. They are intended to reward the most enjoyable book in each category, with the winner of the overall £30,000 book of the year prize to be announced on 26 January.

First novel

The wi…

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See you all in 2021

2020 has been a challenging year around the world, and here in Melbourne, it was no different. Opening with a series of catastrophic bushfires, before the arrival of the coronavirus to Australian shores and a devastating mid-year outbreak in Victoria which necessitated a strict lockdown and saw Readings close their doors for the first time in 51 years of business – it’s hard to imagine anyone in …

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Pete Hay wins the Small Press Network Book of the Year Award 2020

Tasmanian writer and environmentalist Pete Hay has been named the winner of the inaugural Small Press Network Book of the Year Award for his stunning essay collection, Forgotten Corners. Published by Walleah Press, this work brings together Hay’s essays that have been published since 2003 and is an urgent, timely read for us all.

The judges commented: ‘Tasmanian poet Pete Hay’s Forgotten Corners

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Tara June Winch wins the Voss Literary Prize 2020

Tara June Winch has been named the winner of the 2020 Voss Literary Prize for The Yield.

Knowing that he will soon die, Albert ‘Poppy’ Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains, and he is now determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. His granddaughter, August G…

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The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards winners 2020

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.

Congratulations to this year’s winning authors!

Fiction winner:
The Yield by Tara June Winch

Non-fiction co-winners:
Sea People by Christina Thompson & William Collins
Songspirals by Gay’wu Gro…

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The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists 2021

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists for 2021 have been revealed. Congratulations to all the shortlistees!

PRIZE FOR FICTION The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan Our Shadows by Gail Jones The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham

Highly commended:

Revenge by S.L. Lim Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan…

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The Small Press Network Book of the Year Award shortlist 2020

Earlier this year the Small Press Network announced a new, annual award to be known as the Small Press Network Book of the Year Award. This year’s inaugural shortlist has just been revealed.

The 2020 shortlist includes…

blur by the by Cham Zhi Yi Forgotten Corners: Essays in Search of an Island’s Soul by Pete Hay The Subjects by Sarah Hopkins When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over by Man…

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Attica Locke wins the Staunch Book Prize 2020

Congratulations to Attica Locke who has been named this year’s winner of the Staunch Book Prize for her latest novel, Heaven, My Home.

A gorgeously written and haunting work southern gothic crime that simmers with racial tensions, Heaven, My Home is part police-procedural and part family drama. Ranger Darren Mathews is part of a team investigating the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. His superiors ho…

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