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Readings wins Book Retailer of the Year 2021

The winners of the annual Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced last night and Readings is honoured to have won this year’s Book Retailer of the Year award!

Managing Director Mark Rubbo says: ‘To win this award for the second time is indeed amazing and a wonderful tribute to all my colleagues kept Readings going through the extended periods of lockdown. I see it, too, as an ack…

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A beginner’s guide to Lynette Noni

by Claire Heazlewood

One day, a few years ago, I walked into my local bookstore and picked up a copy of Lynette Noni’s first novel, Akarnae. Intrigued, I bought it and read it. Ever since, I have been immersed in the worlds of Lynette Noni. She is a #1 bestselling author – and for good reason. So, now that you know you really should be reading her works, where do you start? This guide is here to help! If you wan…

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The modern condition in the age of the internet

Who are we becoming in the age of the internet? The following works explore how our digital experiences and lived experiences continue to overlap and evolve in new and unexpected ways; They seek to better understand the benefits and the consequences of everything from the way we consume to the way we remember. For a personal investigation of how the internet changes us… Fragments of an Infi

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Dear Reader, May 2021

by Alison Huber

Jamie Marina Lau was shortlisted for the 2018 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction for her standout debut, Pink Mountain on Locust Island. This unique novel won the author many fans, with many of our staff among its greatest champions. Lau’s follow-up is the brilliantly titled Gunk Baby. Largely set in the hermetic world of a shopping centre, this clever narrative is cut through with incisiv…

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Experimental fiction that pushes the envelope

These genre-bending works are pushing the literary envelope to defy simple categorisation and interpretation. We’ve collected ten works of experimental literature – some old, some new – that continue to pique our interest. We recommend exploring the following titles if you’re looking for some rewarding reading… Ex Libris by Simon Groth

The metropole is a place where every decision, every m…

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On events, with Chris Gordon

by Chris Gordon

Goodness I have felt worn out these last few weeks by the behaviour of so many of our leaders. I find listening or reading other people’s stories the easiest way to sidestep the blues. I know I always feel better when I get to share, laugh or learn from my community.

We are completely spoilt for choice this month, but I admit to being very excited to be spending some time with Judith Lucy. She i…

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What we’re reading: Bennett, Gong & Bardugo

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. Lian Hingee is reading The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half is one of those extraordinary novels that stays with you long after you turn the final page. This cross-generational story about two sisters whose lives are intrinsi…

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The 2021 International Booker Prize shortlist

The 2021 International Booker Prize shortlist has been revealed!

The prize is awarded every year for a single book that is translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. It aims to encourage more publishing and reading of quality works of imagination from all over the world, and to give greater recognition to the role of translators.The contribution of both author and translator is …

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