Freya Howarth

Freya Howarth works as a bookseller at Readings St Kilda.


I Don’t Know How That Happened by Oliver Driscoll

The pared-back prose poems in this collection examine the seemingly small details of domestic life. They tell the stories of encounters – moments of contact and subtle conflict – that happen between …

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Dyschronia by Jennifer Mills

In recent years, a number of Australian authors have turned their attention to the interrelated effects of climate change, the disintegration of rural communities, the growing power of corporations a…

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The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc by Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh blends historical research and poetic sensibilities to imagine Jeanne d’Arc’s life, moving between her imprisonment and execution at the hands of the English, her heroic exploits and her…

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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Tom Hazard is a London school history teacher who has a knack for bringing the past to vivid life. It helps that he’s lived through many of the historical events he teaches. He suffers from a conditi…

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Carly Nugent wins the 2019 Readings Children’s Book Prize

by Freya Howarth

We’re thrilled to reveal that the winner of this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize is The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent!

Established in 2014, the Readings Children’s Book Prize celebrates on-the-rise Australian authors and is awarded to the book that children will love best.

Carly Nugent’s quirky mystery about family and friendship is a fitting winner. This heartfelt depiction of fa…

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The Readings Children’s Book Prize shortlist 2019

by Freya Howarth

We’re very excited to reveal this year’s shortlist for the Readings Children’s Book Prize.

This prize celebrates exciting new voices in Australian children’s literature. This year’s six shortlisted titles will appeal to a wide range of ages, and features thrilling exploits, as well as quiet stories that sensitively tackle themes of mental health, bullying, family dynamics, growing up, and facing…

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