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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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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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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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Which book should I read from the Readings Fiction Prize 2020 shortlist?

Are you having trouble deciding which of the six brilliant books on the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2020 shortlist to read? Then take our quiz to find out which one to pick up first… Grab a sheet of paper, write down the letters of your chosen answers and then tally them up before scrolling down to find out what your next book should be. QUESTION 1. WHEN READING A BOOK, DO YOU L…

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What we’re reading: Persaud, Lehmann & Conte

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. Mark Rubbo is reading The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte (available 2 September)

It’s been hard to find time to read during this second lockdown but then I picked up Conte’s second novel. Set in Russia during the second World War, Germany req…

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Marieke Lucas Rijneveld wins the International Booker Prize 2020

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has been selected the winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize for their debut novel, The Discomfort of Evening. Dutch author Rijneveld and English-language translator Michele Hutchison will share equally in the £50,000 prize.

A bestselling sensation in the Netherlands, The Discomfort of Evening is a highly original and extraordinary portrait of a family disto…

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