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The Russell Prize for Humour Writing shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Russell Prize for Humour Writing has been announced.

The $10,000 biennial prize aims to celebrate, recognise and encourage humorous writing, and is the only award to recognise the art of humour writing in Australia.

The shortlisted titles are:

The Lucky Galah by Tracy Sorensen The Hunter and Other Stories of Men by David Cohen Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton …

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Six beautiful hardcover non-fiction new releases to savour

Figuring by Maria Popova

Written by the inimitable Maria Popova, the mind behind the website Brain Pickings, Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries – beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson. Stret…

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Kathy Kozlowski awarded Pixie O’Harris Award

We’re thrilled to see Readings Kids specialist and all-around children’s literature rockstar Kathy Kozlowski named as the recipient of the Pixie O’Harris Award for her contribution to Australian children’s literature. Congratulations Kathy!

The Pixie O’Harris Award is part of the Australian Publisher’s Association’s book industry ‘Hall of Fame’ awards. It recognises members of the book industry …

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Our Easter and Anzac Day opening hours for 2019

Here are the changes to our regular trading hours for each of our seven shops over the Easter holidays and Anzac Day. You can view the shop pages here. EASTER AND ANZAC DAY OPENING HOURS AT READINGS CARLTON

Friday 19 April (Good Friday) – 10am - 9pm
Saturday 20 April – 10am - 9pm
Sunday 21 April (Easter Sunday) – 10am - 9pm
Monday 22 April (Easter Monday) – 10am - 9pm
Thursday 25 April (Anz…

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The Australian Book Design Awards shortlists 2019

The Australian Book Design Awards celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia each year.

Here are some of the 2019 shortlistees for the different award categories

Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover

Dinner with the Dissidents, design by Josh Durham (Design by Committee) The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, design by Hazel Lam The Way Things

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Carly Nugent wins the 2019 Readings Children’s Book Prize

by Freya Howarth

We’re thrilled to reveal that the winner of this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize is The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent!

Established in 2014, the Readings Children’s Book Prize celebrates on-the-rise Australian authors and is awarded to the book that children will love best.

Carly Nugent’s quirky mystery about family and friendship is a fitting winner. This heartfelt depiction of fa…

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Q&A with Readings Children’s Book Prize winner Carly Nugent

We sat down with the Carly Nugent – author of the 2019 Readings Children’s Book Prize winner The Peacock Detectives – to talk about what makes a good mystery, what inspired her book and what she’s been reading.

Congratulations on winning the Readings Children’s Book Prize! Can you tell us a bit about why you wanted to write this story? Has the book been with you for a while?

Thank you! It’s s…

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Richard Powers wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Richard Powers has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel, The Overstory.

An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are commu…

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