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What We’re Reading

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.

Amy is reading American Savage

Dangerous ideas are my favourite kind of ideas - any conversation starter that begins with the disclaimer ‘this might sound kind of bad/offensive/crazy, but…’ is usually something I want to know about. Which is…

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The Story of My Book: Lineup

by Liad Shoham

Israeli writer and attorney Liad Shoham tells us how the women in his life helped him inspired him to write his latest novel, Lineup.

It started on a Friday, and just like many other times, it was because of the women in my family.

As on every Friday evening, we were having Shabbat dinner at my parents. Whenever we try to cancel, my mother always invents an event specifically on that day that…

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Gabrielle Carey chats to Chris Somerville about Moving Among Strangers

by Chris Somerville

Gabrielle Carey talks to Chris Somerville about the reclusive novelist Randolph Stow, the secrets families keep and her new memoir, Moving Among Strangers.

‘One night I dreamt I saw Randolph Stow. He was sitting in a cave, wearing a long robe, his chest bare, ascetic, like one of the desert fathers. There was something magisterial about his aspect, and compelling, magnetic.
I woke with a shock.

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Win a $500 Readings Gift Voucher

Sign up to our enews by Friday 22 November and you’ll automatically go in the draw to win a $500 Readings gift voucher!

It’s very simple. Just sign up right here:



Please note, a winner will be selected randomly in the week beginning Monday 25 November. Only the winner will be notified.

Also, look out for our upcoming Christmas campaign – 12 days of super special online offers! O…

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Home with Beci Orpin

by Ingrid Josephine

Recently, Readings Visual Merchandising talent Miranda La Fleur and I had the pleasure to actually, literally, be at home with Beci Orpin for a wonderful crafternoon to celebrate her new book, Home: 25 Amazing Projects for Your Home.

Hardie Grant organised a special hands-on workshop with Beci for a few booksellers and retail shops. As we gathered, gossiped and crafted around the kitchen table w…

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November Highlights

by Martin Shaw

Goodness, the year is all of a sudden drawing to a close! This means, of course, a plethora of great new books destined for your summer break and Yuletide gift-giving; not to mention immediate consumption.

But before getting to those, let’s reflect on those books that have appeared in the last year though perhaps didn’t get quite the exposure they deserved.

In these times of fickle media covera…

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Last Week’s Top Ten Bestsellers

Eyrie by Tim Winton Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton Holy Fool by Michael Leunig The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Exit Wounds: One Australian’s War on Terror by John Cantwell & Greg Bearup Autobiography by Morrissey The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan Coal Creek by Alex Miller Bridget Jones: Mad about the boy by Helen Fielding

We were lucky to be p…

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An Extract from Once Upon a Time in Oz by Cate Kennedy

In Once Upon a Time in Oz, Griffith REVIEW holds up an enchanted mirror to explore the role of fairy and folk tales across cultures in this country, and create new ones.

Here we share Cate Kennedy’s short story - ‘A glimpse of paradise’.

I WAS HEAD over heels about Steven, and that’s the truth. And having such a spectacular house didn’t hurt either, so far removed from my one-bedroom apartmen…

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What We’re Reading

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.

Tara is reading Because a White Man’ll Never Do It

I present a fortnightly breakfast segment on Triple R called First Place where I look at an inspirational or interesting figure from the rich, complex tapestry of Australian history who has do…

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The Importance of The Readings Foundation

Helen Garner, author and trustee of The Readings Foundation and Ingrid Josephine, grants committee member, reflect on the importance of The Readings Foundation, and talk on why you should apply for funding if you have a ground-breaking project based in Victoria that supports literacy, community and the arts.

Helen Garner says:

‘What I like best about being one of the Readings Foundation trust…

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