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23 November 2016


Landers wins 2016 Waverley Library Award

Filmmaker and historian Rachel Landers has won the 2016 Waverley Library Award for Literature, known as the ‘Nib’, for her book Who Bombed the Hilton? (NewSouth). Landers was presented with the... Read more


Lester awarded 2016 Dromkeen Medal

Children’s book author Alison Lester has been awarded the 2016 Dromkeen Medal at a presentation at the State Library of Victoria (SLV). Lester is the author and illustrator of numerous... Read more

Deakin academics to research teen reading habits x

A team of seven researchers at Melbourne’s Deakin University is working on a study of Australian adolescents’ recreational reading habits in the digital era. Researcher Leonie Rutherford told Books+Publishing that the pilot... Read more

Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award 2016 winners announced

True crime author Ruth Wykes has won the 2016 Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award, presented at Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention in Melbourne on 19 November. Wykes was awarded... Read more


‘How Machines Work’ wins Royal Society young people’s book prize

In the UK, David Macaulay’s How Machines Work (Dorling Kindersley) has won the Royal Society young people’s book prize for the best science books for children, reports the Guardian. Macaulay’s... Read more



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