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21 July 2022


Down wins 2022 Miles Franklin for ‘Bodies of Light’

Jennifer Down has won the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, for her second novel Bodies of Light (Text). At 31 years old, Down is one of the youngest authors... Read more


Furphy Literary Award 2022 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2022 Furphy Literary Award has been announced. The winner of the short story competition receives $15,000, making the award one of the richest prizes for a... Read more
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German book sales flat amid concerns for bricks-and-mortar shops

German book sales were up 0.7% year-on-year by value in the first half of 2022, reports the Bookseller. The data, from trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, shows sales from... Read more


All That’s Left Unsaid (Tracey Lien, HQ Fiction, September) x

Brutally murdered inside a restaurant on the night of his high-school graduation, Ky Tran’s brother, Denny, has suffered a ‘bad death’. It is 1996, and when Ky (pronounced ‘key’) travels... Read more
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Help Me, Mumma

Baby elephant Willy gets stuck in the mud while swimming in the river, as do many members of his family, but an ancient relative comes to the rescue. Help Me,... Read more
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