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Q&A with Tim Soutphommasane, author of The Virtuous Citizen

by Jessica Au

Tim Soutphommasane chats with Jessica Au about his new book, The Virtuous Citizen.

What are you reading now?

I tend to read a few books on the go. I’m currently going through Thinking the Twentieth Century by Tony Judt and Tim Snyder, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. I recently finished What Money Can’t Buy by Michael Sandel.

What was the

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Q&A with David Marr, author of Quarterly Essay 47: Political Animal

by Will Heyward

David Marr chats with Will Heyward about Quarterly Essay 47: Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott.

Your essay characterises a young Tony Abbott as enthralled by an ideology that, ‘deplored the pill, homosexuality, rampant materialism, married women in the workforce, environmentalists, drugs [and] abortion…’ ‘The question,’ you ask, ‘is how much has he jettisoned since?’ What’s the sh

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Massive Academic Book Sale at the Brain Centre!

Readings at the Brain Centre is hosting a fantastic sale on academic books for the month of September.

Whether you’re a student in the midst of assessment, or just someone who loves reading books about science and facts, come visit us at the Brain Centre to check out our range of fantastic (and very cheap) books.

There will be a huge range of psychology and psychotherapy books from $12 each, no…

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Q&A with Benjamin Law, author of Gaysia

Benjamin Law chats with Jessica Au about his new book, Gaysia.

**Tell us about the writing process for Gaysia – what were the best (or worst) parts of your travels? **

Before this book, I’d never been to Myanmar, China, India or Indonesia before, and each of those countries blew my mind in unexpected ways. Some of my fondest experiences didn’t actually end up in the book, like the time I w…

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Discover Classical Music Online

by Kate Rockstrom

Kate Rockstrom looks at ways to learn more about classical music online - through talks and rare videos of performances.

With the emergence of YouTube as a way to access and listen to classical music, more and more people are uploading rare clips of composers who have long since passed away. This is a terrific way to become more informed about classical music.

Here are just a few clips I found …

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Readings Tour of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2013

This summer, we’re heading to India to celebrate the Jaipur Literature Festival, and you’re all invited!

Together with Peregrine, we’re delighted to be offering a small group of engaged booklovers the chance to take a 10-day tour of the Jaipur Literature Festival (24-28 January 2013), the largest and most vibrant literary celebration in the Asia-Pacific.

Held at the beautiful heritage prop…

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Queensland Literary Award Winners 2012

The winners of the the inaugural Queensland Literary Awards have been announced.

The Queensland Literary Awards were established as a response to Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s decision to cancel the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Harnessing technology and the power of social media, the group created a website almost overnight while the Facebook page attracted 1000 fans in less…

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Visit us today and support Indigenous Literacy Day

Today is Indigenous Literacy Day, and we’re proud to be a participating bookshop in 2012, donating 10% of all sales on the day to the Indigenous Literary Foundation.

Each year, the Indigenous Literary Foundation raises crucial funds to help improve the lives and opportunities of indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions. This is achieved by providing books and literacy resource…

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Finalists for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 Announced

The finalists for the Melbourne Prize for Literature have been announced.

[missing asset] The annual Melbourne Prize runs on a three-year awards cycle, alternating between books, music and urban sculpture. 2012 sees the focus return once again to literature and the finalists in the two categories have been announced - The Melbourne Prize for Literature, which awards $60 000 to a Victorian writ…

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Round-up of September Kids' and Young Adult Books

by Emily Gale

Taking us from teeming cities to abandoned country towns, all the books in this month’s round-up have a fantastic sense of place.

Peggy lives in a small house in a quiet street…

Melbourne artist Anna Walker - whose illustrations won everyone over in All Through the Year and Little Cat and the Big Red Bus - is back with Peggy, a book I challenge you not to find completely lovable even if, l…

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