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Finalists announced for the National Book Awards 2019

The finalists for this year’s National Book Awards have been announced.

2019 Finalists for Fiction Trust Exercise by Susan Choi Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James The Other Americans by Laila Lalami Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips 2019 Finalists for Nonfiction The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie …

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Five novels that explore Brexit

There has been plenty of upheaval in British politics in recent months. If you’re looking to explore this turmoil in fiction, here are some novels in which five British authors tackle the topic of Brexit head on. The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

Saul is hit by a car on the Abbey Road crossing – twice, once in 1988, the year before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and again in 2016, ju…

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Which 600+ page novel should I read in October?

October is a month of big releases, and by this, we mean BIG releases. But just in case you don’t have time to read everything, here’s a guide to which epic novel you should pop on your TBR pile. Read Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky if… …you’re a Stephen King fan!

Kate Reese is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, her young son Christopher in …

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Terrific events for teens in October & November

We have some huge events on for teens in the next few months - check out the great YA authors we have in our program this October and November. Garth Nix in conversation with Amie Kaufman

We are beside ourselves to have fantasy master Garth Nix coming in to talk about his new book, Angel Mage. Set in an alternative seventeenth century, Angel Mage is an action-packed story of angels, heroes, …

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The Voss Literary Prize longlist 2019

The longlist for the 2019 Voss Literary Prize has been announced.

The longlisted titles are:

Flames by Robbie Arnott Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader The Making of Martin Sparrow by Peter Cochrane Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones Coach Fitz by Tom Lee, Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko The Everlasting Sunday by Robert Lukins Preservation by Joc…

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The best new crime reads of the month

by Fiona Hardy


Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

Ranger Darren Mathews is finally on something of a good thing after a hell of a bad time. He’s on a team investigating the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, his previously failing marriage is tentatively back together, his drinking is mostly under control, and if you don’t count the fact that she has been blackmailing him, his time with his…

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An update from the Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club

by Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly updates us on all the goings-on at the Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club, and looks ahead to their upcoming book club reads.

The Doncaster Middle Fiction Book Club is proving to be a lot of fun, and over the last few months we’ve had some amazing experiences. We’ve put on performances inspired by Drama, played a murder mystery game with dramatic deaths the likes of which would have …

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What we’re reading: Besson, Lawlor & Carreyrou

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. Fiona Hardy is reading Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

My usual reading diet consists of kids books and crime (I know, I know) but when I need to mix things up, I really love a non-bloodthirsty non-fiction book. Which makes it ironic, probably, th…

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