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Some of George Saunders happiest memories arise from teaching Russian short stories to a small group of students - 6, to be exact, chosen from a pool of 600 - at Syracuse Un…
Please enjoy this excerpt of our Q&A with author Todd Anderson, hosted by Christine Gordon. Todd Anderson’s memoir You’ve Got to Be Kidding: A Shedload of Wine and a Farm Full of Goats is a glimpse into the life we could have, if we were to muster our courage and trade it all for a move to the country.
In You’ve Got to Be Ki…
The Readings Children’s Book Prize celebrates exciting new voices in Australian children’s literature. This year’s six shortlisted titles are for readers aged 5 to 12.
The 2021 shortlist is:The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore
The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks
Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse by Maxine Beneba Clarke & illustrated by Nicki Greenberg
The Grandest Booksho…
I’ve always thought of myself as an enlightened picture book reader. I’ve been buying them for my home shelves for the entirety of my adult life – years before I ever thought seriously about becoming a parent – and have often expressed my belief that illustrated books are for al…
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced its Notable Books for 2021. Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators and publishers!
The CBCA Awards were first presented in 1946 and are the longest-running book awards in Australia.
CBCA National Chair Wendy Rapee said it was a year when we needed stories more than ever, and our storytellers came through with a record-break…
Everyone knows that the most special stories involve resilience and magic. Today’s story is no different.
Once upon a time there was a group of readers and writers who loved to meet in the shadowed corners of book shops. That is until one day, a terrible spell fell upon the land and it was no longer safe to gather. Instead, people from all over the country went home to hear the story makers, th…
The longlists for the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The ABIAs celebrate the best books of the year, as judged by Australian book industry members.
The titles in each category are…General fiction book of the year The Bluffs by Kyle Perry The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams The Godmothers by Monica McInerney The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan The…
The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
The End of the World is Bigger Than Love by Davina Bell
With a Little Kelp From Our Friends by Mathew Bate and Liz Rowland
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Kid Reporter by Saffron Howden and Dhana Quinn
Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Keep Sharp by Dr Sanjay Gupta
The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
The Imitator by Rebecca Starford
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Growing Up Disabled in Australia edited by Carly Findlay
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
The Survivors by Jane …