Book Review: In Two Minds: A Novel

In Two Minds - A Novel is a work of fiction by Australian Professor Gordon Parker.

Title: In Two Minds: A Novel Author: Gordon Parker Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: April 1, 2017 Pages: 320 I can more or less guarantee that you know someone for whom this book will be important and inspiring. There’s a very strong chance that person will be you. ~ Stephen Fry Synopsis:

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Book Review: Floating Upstream

Floating Upstream is a coming-of-age novel by Australian author, Jo Vraca.

Title: Floating Upstream Author: Jo Vraca Genre: Coming-of-Age Publisher: Intangible Publishing Release Date: June 3, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 268 Julia Marconi has a simple dream–to get out of Goldburne, the stinking hot town in rural Australia, where she’s followed the rules her whole life. She dreams of adventures far away from her

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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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Kate Grenville Wins Award for Literature

Kate Grenville is an Australian author and winner of the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

Australian author, Kate Grenville is the winner of the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. The award, formerly known as the Writers’ Emeritus Award, recognises ‘the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to

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Australian Writer Georgia Blain Passes Away

Australian novelist Georgia Blain.

Writerful Books is saddened to be informed of the death of Australian novelist Georgia Blain who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. The author of Closed for Winter, Candelo and Between a Wolf and a Dog which was recently shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and also winning the $10,000 Queensland Literary

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Queensland Literary Awards Shortlists 2016

Queensland Literary Award have announced their shortlists for 2016.

The Queensland Literary Awards has announced its shortlisted nominations for the 2016 Awards. The Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) was established in 2012 by a group of passionate Queensland volunteers and advocates for literature. The Awards recognise and reward outstanding Australian writers. Shortlisted Books & Categories Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance Nadia

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Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist 2016

The Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist 2016.

The shortlist for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced at The Australian Booksellers Association Conference at The QT Hotel in Canberra, Australia. The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literature prize and is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit. This year women and

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Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist 2016

The Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist 2016.

The longlist for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced by Perpetual. Nine authors will compete to win this year’s prize. The Miles Franklin Literary Award is regarded as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize. The prize was established by Australian author, Miles Franklin and first awarded in 1957. It is awarded each year

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Book Review: Wild Chicory

Wild Chicory is an Irish-Australian novella written by Australian author, Kim Kelly.

Title: Wild Chicory Author: Kim Kelly Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: The Author People Release Date: December 17, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 120 Synopsis: Wild Chicory is the story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900s, along threads of love, family, war and peace. It’s a slice of ordinary life

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Asher Literary Award Winner Announced

Joan Beaumont is the winner of the 2015 Asher Literary Award for her book Broken Nation.

Photo courtesy of Australian National University Joan Beaumont has won the 2015 Asher Literary Award for her book Broken Nation. The Asher Literary Award is awarded every two years to a female author whose work has an anti-war theme. Beaumont was awarded a prize of $12,000 at an event in Sydney on 8 December, hosted by

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2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist of books.

The Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announced that twenty one books have been shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The shortlisted books comprise some of the best fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and writing for young adults produced in Australia in the past 12 months. The winners in each of the five award

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Tasmania Book Prize Winners 2015

Tasmania Book Prize longlisted books.

The winners of the 2015 Premier’s Literary Prizes were announced on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. The award which is supported by the Tasmanian Government is awarded to the best book with Tasmanian content in any genre with a prize worth $25,000. Tasmania Book Prize Winner The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd by Quentin Beresford

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Australian Man Booker Authors Open Letter to PM

Books on display in a bookstore.

Australian Man Booker Prize winning authors, Peter Carey, Richard Flanagan and Tom Keneally break down what the ending of parallel importation restrictions could mean for publishers, writers and readers in Australia in an open letter to the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. An Open Letter to the Prime Minister, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull Dear Prime Minister,

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This House of Grief

This House of Grief by Australian author, Helen Garner is a crime / non-fiction book.

Title: This House of Grief Author: Helen Garner Genre: Biography, Crime, Non-Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Release Date: August 20, 2014 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 288 On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father’s Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the

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To Name Those Lost

To Name Those Lost in an Australian novel by Australian author, Rohan Wilson.

Title: To Name Those Lost Author: Rohan Wilson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen & Unwin Release Date: September 24, 2014 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 242 To Name Those Lost is the story of a father’s journey. Wilson has an eye for the dirt, the hardness, the sheer dog-eat-doggedness of the lives of the poor. Human

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlist 2015

Prime Minister's Literary Awards Shortlist 2015.

The (Australian) Prime Minister’s Literary Awards which recognise exceptional literary achievement by Australian writers in fiction, non‐fiction, young adult fiction, children’s fiction, poetry and Australian history has released its shortlist for 2015. The Literary Awards celebrate Australian literature and historical works, and recognise the vital role these endeavours play in communicating Australian stories. They also

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Australian Author Yvette Walker on Writing

Yvette Walker is a Perth-based Australian novelist.

Yvette Walker is an Australian author who currently resides in Perth with her partner. Her debut novel Letters to the End of Love was published by University of Queensland Press in April 2013. It was shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Yvette won a 2014 WA Premiers Book Award in the Emerging WA

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Marlee Jane Ward on the Writer’s Life

Marlee Jane Ward is an Australian writer and author of Welcome to Orphancorp.

Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and self-confessed weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales and studied creative writing at the University of Wollongong. In the summer of 2014 she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in the United States. She took out second place in

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Richard Flanagan is New Professor of Literature

Australian author Richard Flanagan is inaugural Australian literature professor at Melbourne University.

Australian author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North which and winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize has been named as inaugural Boisbouvier Founding Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne. Flanagan’s appointment at Melbourne University will be for five years. Its structure is reminiscent of Oxford’s poetry chair, which has customarily

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Jasper Jones to Become a Movie

Jasper Jones is a novel written by Craig Silvey and published by Allen & Unwin.

Update: Australian-British film and stage actor Hugo Weaving who starred in movies such as The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Little Fish, The Matrix, V for Vendetta has been cast in Jasper Jones, set to commence principal photography on 26th October in Western Australia. Jasper Jones the 2009 novel written by

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