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A spotlight on The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks 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 heartfelt coming-of-age story about family life and finding your own moral compass.

The Year the Maps Changed has all the hallmarks of great historical fiction for young people, even though it’s set not that long ago. D…

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The International Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist 2021

The shortlist for this year’s International Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced.

Chair of the 2021 judging panel, Namita Gokhale, says: “We are thrilled to present this year’s extraordinary shortlist – it is truly a world-class writing showcase of the highest order from six exceptional young writers. I want to press each and every one of these bold, inventive and distinctive books into the han…

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What we’re reading: Romanova, Peters & Richardson

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. Jessica Strong is reading Goblin Girl by Moa Romanova (translated by Melissa Bowers).

Goblin Girl is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel which follows a young struggling artist who matches on a dating app with a famous celebrity, Known TV-G

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A spotlight on As Fast as I Can by Penny Tangey

As Fast as I Can by Penny Tangey is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about funny and heartfelt story about a young girl whose big Olympics dreams get derailed.

‘We loved everything about this book – it’s funny, heartfelt and warm with compassion and the love of family and friends. Vivian’s determination was ins…

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The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction shortlist 2021

The shortlist for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has been announced!

The judges said of the shortlist: ‘For the first time in the history of the Walter Scott Prize, Australian authors comprise the majority of our shortlist. With imaginations and styles as varied as they are inspired, we have Pip Williams slipping us gently, hauntingly, into the Oxford English Dictionary; Stev…

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The Stella Prize shortlist 2021

Congratulations to the six authors shortlisted for this year’s Stella Prize. This $50,000 prize is awarded for the best work of literature, fiction or non-fiction, published in 2020 by an Australian woman.

Chair of the 2021 Stella Prize judging panel, Zoya Patel, says: ‘The 2021 Stella Prize shortlist truly demonstrates the immensity of talent in Australian women and non-binary authors. This sho…

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A spotlight on Meet Taj at the Lighthouse by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse by Maxine Beneba Clarke, and illustrated by Nicki Greenberg, 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 warm and thoughtful story about a young boy who has recently arrived in Australia.

‘We already love Maxine Beneba Clarke’s adult books and picture books – her foray…

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