Category Archives: Australian

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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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017

On Monday night the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced. For the first time in the awards history the Book of the Year prize was taken out by a play. Congratulations to all the winners. We were delighted to see … Continue reading

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Indie Books Awards 2017

As members of the Australian Independent Booksellers group, we at Brays Books are delighted to celebrate the diversity of exciting and interesting writers on this year’s long list for The Indie Book Awards. The Indie Book Awards were established in 2008 … Continue reading

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Womankind Magazine

The latest edition of Womankind magazine is now in store. Womankind is a beautiful, thought-provoking, Australian-made, ad-free magazine. We love the cover reveal each quarter. Which country will we travel to? Who will Charis Tsevis feature on the front? Womankind … Continue reading

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Holly Throsby in Conversation with Philip

Last week, Holly Throsby returned to Brays to discuss the release of her debut novel, Goodwood. In front of an intimate crowd, Philip and Holly reminisced about Holly’s earliest visits to the bookshop in the arms of her mother, Margaret. … Continue reading

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Author Visit – Natasha Lester

Recently Natasha Lester, author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald popped into Brays to sign copies of her book. It’s 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines – and enjoy a new … Continue reading

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Book Launch for Circle

Last week Bronwyn attended the launch of Jeannie Baker’s latest picture book, Circle. Jeannie is one of the many very talented artists who we are delighted to claim as ‘local’. Her last picture book, Mirror featured many local scenes including our … Continue reading

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Naomi Simson is Ready To Soar!

You may know Naomi Simson from her appearances on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank program. You may also know that she is the founding director of RedBalloon and an influential contributor on LinkedIn. But did you know that Naomi Simson is … Continue reading

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Author Visit – Sue Liu

Local author and aid worker Sue Liu has been an Inner West resident for 15 years. Her business, Zulu Communications has been based on the peninsula for the past eight (first in Darling St and now in Beattie St). Her self-published book, Accidental … Continue reading

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Sydney Writer’s Festival

Some days I love my job more than others. Yesterday was one of those days as I found myself, glass of champagne in hand, enjoying the buzz and excitement of the launch of the 2016 Sydney Writer’s Festival (SWF) at Pier … Continue reading

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