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Five must-watch events in the second week of EWF21

The Emerging Writers' Festival is being held entirely online until the 26 June, so there’s still plenty of time to catch amazing discussions, performances and workshops. You can view the full program here, with ticketing information available on each individual event listing. Here are five excellent events we think you simply must attend in the second week of the festival. Lunchtime Literatur

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What we’re reading: Mas, Waal & McQuiston

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on, or the music we’re loving. Tye Cattanach is reading The Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria Mas

Lockdowns always seem to result in me struggling to stay engaged with any book and this past one was no different. I picked up and put down no less than 12 titles (one I even got h…

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The Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals winners 2021

The winners of the 2021 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.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal has been awa…

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A spotlight on translated fiction this month

If you’re looking to read more works in translation this year, we’ve compiled a list of seven new works of fiction that bring you voices from around the world.

I’m Waiting For You by Kim Bo-Young (translated by Sophie Bowman)

A stunning collection of short fiction by a South Korean writer who counts film director Bong Joon-ho among her many fans! In the title story, an engaged couple worki…

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Find your next graphic novel for tweens

by Lucie Dess

If you loved Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans…

…then you need to read Nightlights, a beautifully illustrated story of finding yourself.

Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in Sandy’s bedroom. Sandy catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room. One day, a …

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The Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist 2021

The 2021 shortlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced! The Miles Franklin Literary Award celebrates novels of the highest literary merit that tell stories about Australian life, shining a light on some of the country’s most talented writers. Below are the six shortlisted titles:

Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott

At the Edge of the Solid World by D…

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A spotlight on Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore

Metal Fish, Falling Snow is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize. Metal Fish, Falling Snow is a portrait of 14-year-old Dylan looking for her identity in the wake of immense trauma. Our judges described it as having ‘a voice that is rich and beautiful.’ We asked author Cath Moore about her inspiration, dream castings, the wonderful nostalgic music in t…

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Nine virtual events to attend at Emerging Writers' Festival 2021

The Emerging Writers' Festival is about to begin! This year’s festival will be held entirely online and will run from 16–26 June. You can view the full program here, with ticketing information available on each individual event listing. Here are nine of our top picks from the program. Writers’ Night School: Shaping Poetry

Calling all poets and wannabe poets! Book yourself into this intimate …

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