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Q&A with Anna Funder, author of All That I Am

by Jo Case

Jo Case interviews Australian writer Anna Funder, of Stasiland fame, about her first foray into fiction, All That I Am. The idea of choosing not to witness – and the moral responsibilities that carries – is central to the book. There are characters who don’t see things they don’t want to know about those closest to them. And on a national level, Britain seems to wilfully choose not to know wha…

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Meet the Bookseller with Dani Solomon from Carlton

We talk to the very lovely Dani Solomon, bookseller at Readings Carlton, about her favourite books, life working in a bookshop and the elusive ‘True Fiction’ section. Why do you work in books?

It really is as simple as I love reading books, so what better place to work than a place that sells them?

What’s the best book you’ve read lately and why?

I really enjoyed Steve Hely’s How I Became a

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Mark Rubbo interviews Geraldine Brooks

by Mark Rubbo

Readings Managing Director Mark Rubbo chats with Geraldine Brooks, about her new novel Caleb’s Crossing. All of your novels are based on historical events and explore big themes. In Caleb’s Crossing, it’s the clash of cultures and beliefs. Do you have an idea of issues you want to explore and then find the event to suit, or does the event inform the exploration?

It’s always all about the stor…

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The Readings Foundation grant recipients for 2011

by Ingrid Josephine

Trustees of The Readings Foundation, including writer Helen Garner, Readings staff and donor Peter Donoghue (ex-managing director of Publishers John Wiley Australia) met in late November to award a record number of grants on behalf of the Readings Foundation. Funding totalling $62,500 will be granted to seven organisations to support projects that benefit literacy, community and the arts in Victo…

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Readings Carlton wins Independent Bookseller of the Year 2010

by Andrew McDonald, Readings Web Coordinator

Readings is thrilled to have been named Independent Bookseller of the Year 2010 for our Carlton shop at the Australian Book Industry Awards last night. It’s the second year running that the shop has won the award. Congratulations to the Carlton shop manager Robbie Egan, all the shop staff and Readings owner Mark Rubbo.

Readings Carlton, as seen from the back of the shop.

Other award highligh…

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Readings Foundation Update: HIPPY and Sacred Heart Mission

by Katherine Sciglitano

This week we’re featuring updates from the community organisations and projects that the Readings Foundation supported in 2009. Today we’re hearing from Katherine Sciglitano of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s HIPPY program and Marika Fengler of Sacred Heart Mission – both of which receive ongoing support from the foundation.

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) foc…

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Readings Foundation Update: Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company

by Margi Lardi

This week we’re featuring updates from the community organisations and projects that the Readings Foundation supported in 2009. Today we’re hearing from Margi Lardi of Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company , which received a $20,000 grant from the foundation.

When Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company received one of the 2009 inaugural grants from The Readings Foundation, we were elated. This was…

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Readings Foundation Update: Olympic Adult Education

by Robin Tymms

This week we’re featuring updates from the community organisations and projects that the Readings Foundation supported in 2009. Today we’re hearing from Robin Tymms of the Olympic Adult Education, which received a $12,995 grant to run english reading and writing classes at Rosanna Library.

The two classes at Rosanna library funded by The Readings Foundation provide a wonderful and well-deserv…

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Readings Foundation Update: Fitzroy Computer Clubhouse

by Colleen Duggan

This week we’re featuring updates from the community organisations and projects that the Readings Foundation supported in 2009. Today we’re hearing from Colleen Duggan of the Fitzroy Learning Network, which received an $8,000 grant for the organisation’s computer clubhouse.

The Fitzroy Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe after-school learning environment where over 150 young peopl…

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Readings Foundation Update: Aboriginal Literacy Foundation

by Tony Cree

This week we’re featuring updates from the community organisations and projects that the Readings Foundation supported in 2009. Today we’re hearing from Tony Cree, CEO of the The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation, which received a $10,000 grant from the foundation.

The weekly literacy tutoring program in Swan Hill funded by The Readings Foundation is well underway for 2010 and remains a key aspe…

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