Australian Booksellers of the Year 2017 Finalists

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) promotes the interests of booksellers in Australia.

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have announced their 2017 Booksellers of the Year awards. The Bookseller of the Year finalists are: Nadine Allan (Better Read Than Dead) Leanne Hall (Readings) Rebecca Hutcheson (Avenue Bookstore) John Purcell (Booktopia) Joanna Rogers (Torquay Books) Catherine Schulz (Fullers Bookshop) The Young Bookseller of the Year finalists are: Stephanie Beck

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Kim Kelly Celebrates 10 Years as an Author

Kim Kelly is an Australian writer and the author of four novels.

Much loved Australian author, Kim Kelly, is celebrating 10 years since the publication of her first novel, Black Diamonds. Beautifully repackaged, Black Diamonds is being relaunched on 1 July 2017, along with all her earlier novels, This Red Earth, The Blue Mile and Paper Daisies. Originally from Sydney, today Kim lives on a patch of

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A Survey of Australian Reading Habits

Photo of a man reading a book as part of the #ManReads campaign.

The following survey provides insights into contemporary preferences, behaviours and attitudes of Australians towards books and reading. The Australia Council has partnered with Macquarie University on this third and final stage of their three-year research project titled ‘The Australian Book Industry: Authors, Publishers and Readers in a Time of Change’. Key Findings – Australians value

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Book Review: The Dead House

The Dead House is a début novel from Irish award winning author, Billy O'Callaghan.

Title: The Dead House Author: Billy O'Callaghan Publisher: Brandon Release Date: May 1, 2017 Format: Digital & Hardback Pages: 208 Synopsis: Attempting to rebuild her life after a violent relationship, Maggie Turner, a successful young artist, moves from London to Allihies and buys an ancient abandoned cottage. Keen to concentrate on her art, she is

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Winners

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers.

The 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the State Library of NSW on 22 May. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.  The winners were chosen from shortlists announced

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PM’s Literary Awards Open for Submissions

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2017 has been announced.

Entries are now open for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award which is marking 10 years of celebrating great contemporary Australian literature. $100,000 will be awarded in each category with $80,000 for each winner and $5,000 for each shortlisted entry. All prize money is tax free. Applications are open for six categories: Fiction Non-fiction Australian

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Australian Book Industry Awards 2017 Shortlists

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have announced their shotlisted books for 2017.

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have announced their shotlisted books for 2017. The 17th Annual ABIAs celebrate Australian Stories in all forms, from Indigenous communities’ storytelling traditions that have been alive for thousands of years, to great Australian books published throughout the 21st century. Authors and Books in Each Category: General Fiction Book of

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Shortlists

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers.

The 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers and aim to help to establish values and standards in Australian literature. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have recognised hundreds of talented Australian writers: novelists, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, translators,

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The Underground Railroad: A Novel

The Underground Railroad is a novel by American author, Colson Whitehead.

Title: The Underground Railroad Author: Colson Whitehead Publisher: Random House Release Date: August 2, 2016 Pages: 432 The National Book Award Winner, #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum

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2017 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

The 2017 International Dublin Literary Award shortlist has been announced. The list which is made up of ten authors includes The Green Road by Irish author Anne Enright, six novels in translation from Angola, Austria, Denmark/Norway, Mexico, Mozambique and Turkey, and novels from Nigeria, Vietnam and the USA. Shortlisted Authors & Books: A General Theory

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize is awarded to recipients for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

Courtesy Columbia University The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced on what would have been Joseph Pulitzer’s 170th birthday. The Prize is awarded to recipients for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. The announcement for the 101st Pulitzer Prize winners was made by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike

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2017 Indies Choice Book Awards Finalists

The American Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The winners from each of the eight categories are chosen by booksellers at ABA member stores across the country. All of this year’s finalists represent the quality and diversity of books that indie booksellers

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Stay With Me by Adebayo Ayobami

Stay With Me is a novel by Nigerian author, Ayobami Adebayo.

Title: Stay With Me Author: Adebayo Ayobami Publisher: Canongate Trade Release Date: March 2, 2017 Pages: 288 This Nigerian debut is the heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a marriage and a family; a powerful and vivid story of what it means to love not wisely but too well.

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing is a novel by Canadian author, Madeline Thien.

Title: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Author: Madeleine Thien Genre: Fiction Publisher: Portobello Books Limited Release Date: 2016-07 Pages: 480 In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old. Master storyteller Madeleine Thien

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First Love by Gwendoline Riley

First Love is a novel by British author, Gwendoline Riley.

Title: First Love Author: Gwendoline Riley Publisher: Granta Books Release Date: February 2, 2017 Pages: 176 Neve is a writer in her mid-30s married to an older man, Edwyn. For now they are in a place of relative peace, but their past battles have left scars. As Neve recalls the decisions that led her to

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The Dark Circle by Linda Grant

The Dark Circle is a novel by British author, Linda Grant.

Title: The Dark Circle Author: Linda Grant Publisher: Virago Press Release Date: November 24, 2015 Pages: 320 The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended. Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in

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The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power is a novel by British author, Naomi Alderman.

Title: The Power Author: Naomi Alderman Publisher: Viking Release Date: October 27, 2016 Pages: 288 The Power is set in a world in which women gain the power to electrocute at will, and questions whether women would abuse power any differently to men, given the chance. The novel follows four main characters: Roxy, the daughter

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The Sport of Kings: A Novel

The Sport of Kings: A Novel is by American author, CE Morgan.

Title: The Sport of Kings Author: C. E. Morgan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Picador Release Date: May 2, 2017 Pages: 560 Hailed by The New Yorker for its “remarkable achievements,” The Sport of Kings is an American tale centered on a horse and two families: one white, a Southern dynasty whose forefathers were among the founders

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Manchester is an ‘Indie Publishing Hotspot’

Manchester has recently been identified as "an indie publishing hotspot".

Manchester has recently been identified as “an indie publishing hotspot” according to Amazon which has revealed statistics from its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) programme. The city of Manchester is home to more independently published authors per capita than any other town or city in the UK, based on Amazon’s ranking of the highest concentrations of

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a book award for female writers.

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist for 2017 has been announced. The judges described the books as “daring and intimate”. The award is the most prestigious book award for fiction written by women accepts novels that have been written by a woman whatever her nationality, country of residence or age. The Baileys Women’s Prize

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