Tag Archives: Australian Authors

What are We Reading?

Australia’s most borrowed library books  Have you ever wondered what the most popular books are in Australian Libraries? The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) & Civica Libraries Index publish an annual list of the most borrowed books from the … Continue reading

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The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2016

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards began in 2008 and aim to recognise individual excellence and the contribution Australian authors make to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.  The panel of judges make recommendations to the Prime Minister for the shortlists and winners across … Continue reading

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Great Dragon Detective Quest at Katoomba Library

Here’s an event just for the kids! Solve the clues by finding Blue’s dragon eggs and you could win a book prize pack! Meet local authors and illustrators including Emily Rodda, James Roy, Steven Herrick, Stephen Measday, Susan Boyer, Dawn … Continue reading

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The Next Great Hotbed of Crime Writing – the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 Australian Crime Writers Association Ned Kelly Awards was announced at the Bendigo Writers Festival last weekend. The ACWA award prizes for crime fiction and true crime writing with four categories : Best Fiction, Best First Fiction, True Crime and … Continue reading

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The 2014 Stella Prize Longlist

Only in its second year, The Stella Prize is a major literary award, named after Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin and is awarded to celebrate Australian women’s writing. (It is not to be confused with the Miles Franklin Literary Award for Australian … Continue reading

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Book Launch @ Katoomba Library

Join us this Saturday, 7 December 2013, at Katoomba Library for local author Carol Jocic’s Book Launch. Coral is launching her adult fiction story, A Journey Into Womanhood. Set in Australia in the 1950s, this is the story of one … Continue reading

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Inky Award winners 2013 announced

The winners of the 2013 Inky Awards, presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, have been announced. The Inky Awards recognise local and international fiction, poetry, anthologies and graphic novels written for young adults. … Continue reading

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