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Longlists, Shortlists & Winners

Tis the season for book awards. Love them or hate them, it’s hard to avoid them. Every time I open my emails at the moment, another book award is being announced (or not, in the case of this year’s Nobel … Continue reading

Posted in Bronwyn, CWA Daggers, Indies Book of the Year, Man Booker International Prize, Miles Franklin Award, NSW Premier's Literary Award, Pulitzer Prize, Stella Prize, Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Women's Prize for Fiction | Leave a comment

Author Event with Caroline Beecham

Meet the Author at Brays Books! Caroline Beecham Tuesday 29th May 2018 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Bookings are essential. Cost: $12.50 per person – $10 for Brays Loyalty Club members. Finger food and drinks included. To book, phone 9810 … Continue reading

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Staff Favourites

We recently asked our staff to tell us the last book they had read AND loved. Tim read AND loved He by John Connolly. He is Stan Laurel and in this biographical novel you feel as if you are treading … Continue reading

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Local Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Inner West Local Business Awards! “The public now have the opportunity to nominate their favourite local businesses in a selected category.” To vote for Brays Books please click on this link to our Inner West … Continue reading

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Slow Reading

Many of you may have heard of the slow movement, especially as it relates to food, parenting and travel, but in recent times, slow reading has been added to the list of things to enjoy in a more leisurely fashion. … Continue reading

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Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year

Last week we heard that the Macquarie Dictionary Committee’s Choice for Word of the Year 2017 went to… Perhaps, like me, you were a little puzzled, out of the twitter loop, and left wondering what on earth was a ‘milkshake … Continue reading

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Meet the Author – Luke Slattery

Tuesday 21st November at Brays Books 6:30pm for a 7pm start $12.50 of $10 for Brays Loyalty Members Luke Slattery is a Sydney-based journalist, editor and columnist. His work has appeared in The Australian, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial … Continue reading

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Meet the Authors

John Lyon & Sylvie le Clezio chat with Philip Bray Tuesday, November 14th 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Balcony Over Jerusalem: A Middle East Memoir tells the story of John, Sylvie and their son, Jack’s six years living and working in … Continue reading

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Meet the Author – Scott Bevan

Scott Bevan – journalist, author, TV presenter, playwright and musician. Sydney Harbour is one of the world’s greatest and most beautiful bodies of water. Scott Bevan has explored its many coves and bays by kayak, yacht and barge, gathering our … Continue reading

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Meet the Author – Sulari Gentill

Sulari Gentill Tuesday, October 3rd 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Sulari Gentill is best known as the author of the award winning Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, a series of historical crime novels set in 1930s Australia. Gripping, beautifully written and deeply researched, … Continue reading

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