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31 May 2023

The Crying Room

The Crying Room movingly explores family boundaries and stories, finding original ways to express the contradictory experience of belonging to a family, and being an individual at the same time.... Read more


Tamarra: A Story of Termites on Gurindji Country (Violet Wadrill, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal and Leah Leaman, Hardie Grant Explore) x

Tamarra is a nonfiction picture book that explains the relationship between the Gurindji people and termites. With gorgeous illustrations, the text not only provides information about termites—explaining their life cycles... Read more
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Cast Mates (Sam Twyford-Moore, NewSouth) x

Sam Twyford-Moore set out to write a cultural history of Australian cinema in Cast Mates: Stories of Australians in film, but covering 127 years of boom and bust was always... Read more


One Song (A J Betts, Pan Australia) x

A J Betts’s latest book One Song is a delightful and emotionally intelligent YA novel. Our protagonist Eva is in Year Twelve and is desperate to win Triple J Unearthed... Read more
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Young Rupert: The making of the Murdoch empire (Walter Marsh, Scribe) x

Rupert Murdoch’s influence is ubiquitous, yet the man himself remains oddly opaque. Contradictions abound. During his university days, he toyed with left-wing politics but soon moved to the right. He... Read more
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