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25% off non-fiction favourites

We’re delighted to offer our customers 25% off a curated range of award-winning and popular non-fiction titles.

The range includes Mythos by Stephen Fry; Where Song Began by Tim Low; Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner; Not Just Lucky by Jamila Rizvi; Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari; Curing Affluenza by Richard Denniss, Gut by Giulia Enders, and more.

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The Aurealis Awards shortlist 2017

The finalists of the 2017 Aurealis Awards have been announced. These awards recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

Here are some of the 2017 finalists for the different categories…

Best Children’s Fiction How to Bee by Bren MacDibble The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily R…

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The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals longlists 2018

The longlists for the 2018 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 longlisted books for the …

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Morris Gleitzman is the new Australian Children’s Laureate

Award-winning author Morris Gleitzman has been named the new Australian Children’s Laureate!

The role of the Australian Children’s Laureate is to promote the importance and transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians. The theme for Gleitzman’s two-year-term will be ‘Stories Make Us - Stories Create Our Future’. Gleitzman plans to use this appointment…

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The 2018 winners of the Caldecott, Newbery & Printz awards

The American Library Association (ALA) have announced their top books for children and young adults, including the influential Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards. The winners include…

Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most dist

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The Wellcome Book Prize longlist 2018

The longlist 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’. Featuring popular science, memoir, lyrical meditation and medical history, the 2018 longlist is:

Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris In Pursuit

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25% off selected Bloomsbury Modern Classics

The Bloomsbury Modern Classics are a beautifully designed set of 10 limited edition paperbacks. Throughout February, we’re offering our online customers 25% off all the titles featured in the set.

The 10 books includes The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Little Friend by Donna Tartt, Restless by William Boyd, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susann…

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The Stella Prize longlist 2018

The longlist for this year’s Stella Prize has been announced. This $50,000 prize is awarded for the best work of literature, fiction or non-fiction, published in 2017 by an Australian woman.

Chair of the Stella Prize judging panel, Fiona Stager, says: ‘Our longlist challenges the reader to experience the pleasures of reading different forms of writing: speculative fiction, novella, memoir, biogr…

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Gifts to cement your status as the cool aunt/uncle

by Jo Case

Last week, a Gen-X friend of mine asked me for advice on books to gift his voraciously well-read, book-loving niece for her fourteenth birthday. She’d given him an impressively eclectic list of authors she liked, ranging from Jennifer Niven to Christopher Pike; Georgia Blain to David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas!). This was one seriously adventurous reader.

So, I advised my friend (who is the kind of p…

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The International Dylan Thomas Prize longlist 2018

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 under aged 39 and under. The winning author will receive £30,000.

This year’s longlist of 12 books comprises eight novels, two short story collections and two volumes of p…

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