Clare Millar

Clare Millar is a bookseller at Readings Hawthorn


Literary Lion Tamers by Craig Munro

Everyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with publishing, and I frequently read books about books, so I was thrilled to see Literary Lion Tamers published. Craig Munro has had an impressive career – …

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Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson

Song of the Crocodile was the winner of the 2018 blak&write! writing fellowship, which serves to find and develop outstanding unpublished manuscripts by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writers. …

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Hysteria by Katerina Bryant

I’m an avid reader of Australian debut writing, especially from younger authors. If you haven’t heard of it, Voiceworks is a literary journal produced by and for writers and artists under twenty-five…

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The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood is an accomplished Australian writer. She won the 2016 Stella Prize for her feminist dystopian novel The Natural Way of Things, which received many other awards as well.

The Weekend f…

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The Old Lie by Claire G. Coleman

Claire G. Coleman’s debut novel, Terra Nullius, made waves as it was shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize, along with many other awards. This year she’s back with a new science-fiction novel, explor…

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Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice by Jessica White

Hearing Maud is a compelling work of creative nonfiction. In many ways, this is a book about the power of language, of writing, and of finding one’s own voice. Jessica White lost all of her hearing i…

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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma received international acclaim for his first novel The Fishermen, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2015, won several international prizes for emerging writers, and le…

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The Readings Children’s Book Prize shortlist 2021

by Clare Millar

The Readings Children’s Book Prize celebrates exciting new voices in Australian children’s literature. This year’s six shortlisted titles are for readers aged 5 to 12.

The 2021 shortlist is:

The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore
The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks
Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse by Maxine Beneba Clarke & illustrated by Nicki Greenberg
The Grandest Booksho

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