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Books in the media this weekend, 28–29 May  

27 May 2022
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend.  National  The Saturday Paper  Indelible City (Louisa Lim, Text)  My Heart is a Little Wild...

Claire G Coleman recommends 

24 May 2022
It’s not the last book I have read and loved but whenever I think of this question I am again struck by how much I loved the final book in...

Claire G Coleman on ‘Enclave’ 

24 May 2022
Described by reviewer Stefan Brazulaitis as Brave New World for the smartphone generation, Enclave (Hachette, July), Claire G Coleman's third novel, centres on a young woman who lives in the walled city...

Books in the media this weekend, 21–22 May 

20 May 2022
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend.  National  The Saturday Paper  Homesickness (Janine Mikosza, Ultimo)  Late Journals (Antigone Kefala, Giramondo) Small Things...

Pip Harry on ‘August & Jones’ 

17 May 2022
Inspired by the friendship between two real-life children in Victoria, Pip Harry's latest middle-grade novel August & Jones (Lothian) is a heartwarming story about friendship and resilience. Jones meets August...

Books in the media this weekend, 14–15 May 

13 May 2022
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend.  National  The Saturday Paper  Daisy and Woolf (Michelle Cahill, Hachette) The Secret of Emu Field...

Sun shines on Clunes Booktown 2022 

11 May 2022
After two years of cancellations, in late April the first post-lockdown Clunes Booktown Festival was held in regional Victoria. Angela Crocombe from festival bookseller Readings reports. After predictions of dire...

Neela Janakiramanan on ‘The Registrar’ 

10 May 2022
In her novel The Registrar (July, A&U), doctor and debut author Neela Janakiramanan looks at the many issues deeply ingrained in the healthcare system through the story of young doctor Emma...

Books in the media this weekend, 7–8 May 

6 May 2022
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National  The Saturday Paper Bedtime Story (Chloe Hooper, S&S) Here Goes Nothing (Steve Toltz, Hamish...

The meteoric rise of manga

4 May 2022
Books+Publishing investigates what’s behind the current manga boom, and how it’s impacting publishers’ local comics and graphic novel lists. It’s no secret that in 2021 the modest growth of the...

June books reviewed 

4 May 2022
A round-up of local books to look out for in June, as recommended by Books+Publishing reviewers in the past month. Fiction Two novels exploring family secrets and dynamics will be...

Books in the media this weekend, 30 April – 1 May 

29 April 2022
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper Elizabeth Finch (Julian Barnes, Jonathan Cape) Jack of Hearts: QX11594 (Jackie...

Career path: Erica Wagner 

28 April 2022
Erica Wagner has worked in publishing for over 30 years, starting out as a trainee children's editor at Penguin Australia and going on to spend 20 years at the helm...

Australian bookshop tour: Paperbark Merchants 

27 April 2022
Located at Western Australia’s southern tip, Paperbark Merchants in Albany is WA’s largest independent regional bookstore. A runner-up in the regional bookstore category at the 2020 Leading Edge Book Awards,...

Books in the media this weekend, 23–24 April 

22 April 2022
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper Keeping Them Honest (Stephen Charles & Catherine Williams, Scribe) Other Houses...

Paying the price for print 

21 April 2022
Bumper book consumption was a silver lining of Covid. But could it also be part of a perfect storm that will drive up the price of books? Books+Publishing reports. ‘I...

Lauren Draper recommends 

20 April 2022
I adored Rhiannon Wilde’s debut novel Henry Hamlet’s Heart (UQP). It’s such a beautiful and warm novel, and perfectly balances the teenaged experience of friendship, futures, and first loves. I...

Lauren Draper on ‘The Museum of Broken Things’ 

20 April 2022
Lauren Draper's debut YA novel The Museum of Broken Things (Text, June) follows 18-year-old Reece, who finds herself living in a small beachside town. With multiple plotlines, and featuring a cast of...

Australian bookshop tour: The Mad Hatters Bookshop 

13 April 2022
Established in 2015, Brisbane's The Mad Hatters Bookshop was opened with the goal of making 'a magical, family-friendly space for book lovers' and showcasing the talented book creators in its...

Books in the media this weekend, 9–10 April 

8 April 2022
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper Auē (Becky Manawatu, Scribe) The Burnished Sun (Mirandi Riwoe, UQP) Judith...

May books reviewed 

6 April 2022
A round-up of local books to look out for in May, as recommended by Books+Publishing reviewers in the past month. Fiction Fans of Australian crime will be excited to see...

Jasmine Seymour on ‘Open Your Heart to Country’ 

5 April 2022
Jasmine Seymour's fourth picture book Open Your Heart to Country (Magabala, June) is a bilingual story of healing and belonging. Told in Dharug and English, the book also showcases Seymour's signature...

Jasmine Seymour recommends 

5 April 2022
The last book I read and loved is the picture book Sea Country by Aunty Patsy Cameron and Lisa Kennedy (Magabala). I picked it up in the school library last week and...

Books in the media this weekend, 2–3 April

1 April 2022
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper A History of Dreams (Jane Rawson, Brio) The Fish (Lloyd Jones,...

Australian bookshop tour: Petrarch’s Bookshop 

23 March 2022
Petrarch’s Bookshop first opened its doors in 1985. With a large focus on Tasmanian books, the family-owned general bookshop has become a cornerstone for the Launceston community. Petrarch's is owned...