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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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Man Booker Prize announces 2016 shortlist

These are the six shortlisted novels for this year’s Man Booker prize. The shortlisted books were announced by 2016 Chair of judges, Dr. Amanda Foreman, at a press conference at the offices of sponsor Man Group.  The shortlist features a variety … Continue reading

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The Stella Prize shortlist for 2016

Hard on the heels of the announcement of the 20 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize longlisted titles comes the Stella Prize shortlist for 2016. Only in its 4th year, the Stella Prize is, like the Bailey’s prize, for women authors.  From an enormous … 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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Judging books by their covers

When I’m not sure what I want to read next the cover really does have to jump out at me. My last random purchase was an edition of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell because it … Continue reading

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The 2014 Stella Prize shortlist

The judges of the Stella Prize (Kerryn Goldsworthy (chair); Annabel Crabb; Brenda Walker; Fiona Stager; and Tony Birch) have issued their shortlist of six titles. Awarded to celebrate Australian women’s writing, the shortlist for this year includes : Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – a novel … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize 2013 Shortlist

Here is some of the very best contemporary fiction, distilled from an entry pool of 151 novels and a longlist of 13. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton     The Harvest by Jim Crace     The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri … Continue reading

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