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A spotlight on The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this gripping, action-packed tale touching on the climate crisis.

The Dog Runner is an action-packed adventure with a highly original premise. The narrative moves along at a breakneck pace, and highlights the importance of resilience a…

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Books to gift your co-workers

It’s been a tough and trying time for many industries and some of you may be feeling extra appreciative of your work colleagues right now – especially if you haven’t seen them in a while. Distance, heart, etc… Whether you’re trying to express your warm thanks or you just feel obliged, here’s a handy list of books that you can gift in your workplace. THEY’RE LEAVING THE WORKPLACE Blueberri

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Winners of the Indie Book Awards 2020

The winners of the Indie Book Awards 2020 have been announced.

Each year, independent booksellers from around Australia get together and vote for their favourite titles in six different categories, as well as their favourite book overall. Here are the winners for each category.

The Fiction winner and and the overall Indie Book of the Year winner is…
There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty (translated by Arthur Goldhammer) Weather by Jenny Offill Trace Elements by Donna Leon Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Our bestsellers this week are…

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What we’re reading to combat coronavirus anxiety

Instead of our usual ‘What We’re Reading’ column this week, we asked our booksellers what books they were reading and recommending to combat coronavirus anxiety. Here’s what they said.

“I am managing my anxiety by taking myself to another world completely with Sarah J Maas’s first adult fantasy novel (she’s written a bazillion YA novels), House of Earth and Blood. Set in a complex world where …

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Literary crime novels to get under your skin

Here we share eight of our best picks for literary crime crossover reads – from exciting recent releases, to established staff favourites, to must-read classics that we recommend again and again. Will and Testament by Vigdis Hjorth (translated by Charlotte Barslund)

When a dispute over her parents' will grows bitter, Bergljot is drawn back into the orbit of the family she fled twenty years …

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Translated fiction to read this month

If you’re looking to read more works in translation this year, we’ve compiled a list of 12 new works of fiction that bring you voices from around the world. Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor (translated by Sophie Hughes)

The Witch is dead. After a group of children playing in the murky waters of the irrigation canals discover her decomposing corpse, the village is rife with rumours and s…

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The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals shortlists 2020

The shortlists for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

Here are the shortlisted books for the 2020 Carnegie Medal:

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake Lark by Anthony McGowa…

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Bookseller raves about Jenny Offill’s new novel

The long-awaited new novel from author Jenny Offill, Weather, has arrived in-store this month and we’re already sure it’s going to be one of the best books of 2020. Our booksellers share why they love it here.

“Jenny Offill is a writer of our time. Her insights are luminous and startlingly familiar, her style effortless. I loved this book, I only wish there was more of it! Weather is sure to b…

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