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The Davitt Award winners 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Adult crime novels The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan

“If you’re on the hunt for a crime story that’s going to consume every other thought in your head, wring you out like a wet towel, and then deposit you back in the real world with your nerves fried to crisp … You’re in luck. The Rúin is th…

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What We’re Reading: Meyer, Gaitskill and Vuong

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Georgia Brough is reading A Superior Spectre by Angela Meyer

Jeff is dying; slowly, painfully. He escapes from overcrowded, overheated Melbourne to the wilds of the Scottish highlands. In his possession is a tab – a device that allows him to jump back in time …

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Our staff share their spring reading stacks

Spring is just around the corner – hallelujah! To celebrate, we’ve checked in with our booksellers to see what books are on their to-be-read piles.

Sharon Peterson, manager at Readings St Kilda Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley The White Girl by Tony Birch The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (September) Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar Tidelands by Philippa Gregory Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for E

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Recommended September kids books, news & events

by Leanne Hall

This month we’ve got an amazing array of middle grade fiction that takes readers from film locations to Peru to magical cities, a new Real Pigeons book, and a modern classic about to get the big screen treatment. And please don’t forget Father’s Day on 1 September! We’ve put together some of our favourite picture books for Father’s Day to help you celebrate. Find our September picks for YA book…

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Our favourite last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas

Well, Father’s Day is almost here – this Sunday, to be exact – and if you’re still scrambling to pick something up for the special father figure in your life, then we’ve got you covered. Below are our favourite last-minute gift ideas that are sure to satiate even the pickiest of dads, and if you’re still in need of inspiration, please peruse our gift ideas collections here or below. Sadly, the …

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Recommended September YA books, news & events

by Leanne Hall

This month we’ve got hard-hitting contemporary YA fiction, a fantastic #LoveOzYA urban fantasy, a mind-expanding travel memoir and a sweet romantic graphic novel from bestselling Rainbow Rowell. Find our September picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH

This is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee has a lot of worries on his mind – his aggress…

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At home with Chris Gordon

by Chris Gordon

Finally, spring is here! To celebrate, I thought we would rejoice in plant-based meals. I hope these wonderful new books, all by women, inspire you. East by Meera Sodha (Available 3 September)

Meera Sodha was born in England to Ugandan-Indian parents and was raised on a delicious assortment of family recipes that had been passed down through generations. Sodha has made a living from writing…

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Join us for a very special Booker Prize shortlist dinner

Join us on Monday 14 October for our sit-down Booker Prize shortlist dinner at Tolarno Eating House, St Kilda.

Discuss which Booker Prize-shortlisted book you think should win; which book you think probably will win; and which book will win over your dead body (chances are, that’s the one that will get the gong!). Mark Rubbo, Readings’ managing director, will be your host du jour and Jane Sulliv…

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