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Bryan Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy, is a profoundly important work.
Lauded as a real-life Atticus Finch, Stevenson grew up a member of a poor black community in the racially segregated South. He was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young b…
February is already a tremendous month. On the fiction front James Bradley returns after a lengthy spell between books with a wonderful novel entitled Clade. As many of you may know, James is a regular book reviewer, so when I caught him a few weeks ago describing a book under review as ‘thrillingly taut and idea-rich’, I couldn’t help but feel he had involuntarily penned a brilliant encapsulatio…
Here is my panoramic survey of titles on the horizon for later in the year – rather a feast, I’m sure you’ll agree! From this (of course very early) vantage point I have the following on my radar:Australian fiction:
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.Stella Charls is reading Redeployment by Phil Klay and Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman
The shortlist for the 2015 Indie Awards have been announced! The Indie Awards are voted for by independent booksellers from around the country.
The shortlisted titles for 2015 include:Fiction Award Shortlist: When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett Amnesia by Peter Carey Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion Non-fiction Award Shortlist: This House of Grief: The S…
The winners for the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced.
The winner of the fiction prize is To Name Those Lost by Rohan Wilson.
The winner of the non-fiction prize is The Europeans in Australia by Alan Atkinson.
The winner of the young adult fiction prize is The Protected by Claire Zorn.
The winner of the poetry prize is The Beautiful Anxiety by Jill Jones.
Get your blue suede shoes on and join in the St Kilda Festival Live n Local series with Belle Rosco as they perform from their new album, Boom Boom. This wonderful indie pop rock sound is the personification of summer itself.
6pm, Tuesday 3 February