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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) A Year of Simple Family Food by Julia Busuttil Nishimura The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler The Yield by Tara June Winch A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku Phosphorescence by Julia Baird The Mother Fault by Kate Milden…

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What we’re reading: Knox, Downes & Lindqvist

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. Bronte Coates is reading The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox

I’ve been struggling to read the past few weeks, instead opting for mindless television over books, but then my partner brought home this hefty fantasy epic from New Zealand writer …

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The International Dublin Literary Award shortlist 2020

Congratulations to the 10 authors shortlisted for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award.

Sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries, the International Dublin Literary Award aims to promote excellence in world literature and is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The award awards prize money of €100,000; if the book ha…

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Riveting non-fiction for lovers of adventure & detective stories

Calling all fans of adventure and detective tales. We’re gathered together a list of eight recent works of non-fiction that will captivate, thrill, and engage your wits – and you’ll also learn something new along the way. The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler

Having first discovered Prague during the Velvet Revolution, Richard Fidler returns 30 years later to uncover the glorious and grotesque …

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Support Indigenous Literacy Day 2020

Today is Indigenous Literacy Day!

Indigenous Literacy Day is organised by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), who do great work fostering a love of reading and books with First Nations children in remote communities around Australia.

As this ongoing health crisis continues to up-end the everyday lives of people around the country, the foundation is working harder than ever to provide comm…

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Eight books to read on Indigenous Literacy Day

Today is Indigenous Literacy Day. Here are some new and recent releases featuring First Nations voices that can help readers to better expand their minds and empathy towards the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You can find even more suggestions by browsing the collections below.

Guwayu, For All Times edited by Jeanine Leane

Guwayu, For All Times is a collectio…

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Four terrific picture books exploring difficult feelings

by Bronte Coates

Picture book lover Bronte Coates shares four of her favourite recent releases that explore difficult feelings for small people, and how they can learn to manage them. We All Have Feelings by Thereza Rowe, Claudio Ripol & Yeonju Yang

From unique children’s publisher Owl & Dog Playbooks, We All Have Feelings has been designed to promote empathy and self discovery. The book details a list of s…

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