Monthly Archives: June 2017

Miles Franklin Shortlist 2017

The Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist was announced this week. The finalists are: An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire (Picador) The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn  (UQP) Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill (Black Inc.) Waiting by Philip Salom (Puncher … Continue reading

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What are We Reading?

It’s official! Reading books is Australia’s most enjoyable leisure activity. A recent survey showed that ‘reading books’ rated well ahead of ‘browsing the internet’, ‘watching tv’ and ‘creative craft’. The top 4 reasons given for reading were: For relaxation To … Continue reading

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Pretty Book Covers

Do attractive covers influence you when you’re book browsing? The good folk at the Australian Book Design Awards 2017 think so. Each year for the past 65 years, they have celebrated the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in … Continue reading

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