Category Archives: Bronwyn

Meet the Author at Brays

Following our hugely successful evening with Michael Brissenden – we have another fabulous author event coming up on Tuesday, September 19th! Tania Blanchard 6:30 for a 7:00pm start The origin story of Tania’s novel, The Girl from Munich, is hinged on a … Continue reading

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The promise of a cookbook…

At Brays, we not only love to peruse the wonderfully delicious cookbooks that grace our shelves, we also love trying them out on our family and friends! Recently Sara’s daughter baked one of Annabel Crabb’s yummy recipes – Blueberry and Orange … Continue reading

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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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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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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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New Philosopher & Womankind Magazine

The latest editions of our best selling Womankind and New Philosopher magazines have now arrived in store. This quarter, #16 New Philosopher is all about food. What we eat and why. Too little; too much. Production, consumption and waste. Articles … Continue reading

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Sydney Writer’s Festival 2017 Launch

One of the pleasures of being a book seller is attending the many book and festival launches that occur throughout the year. Last night was the Launch of the 2017 Sydney Writer’s Festival season. It was also the first time … 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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Stella Prize Longlist 2017

We love a good longlist at Brays! The joy of seeing a staff favourite or two nominated, followed by the lovely bookish challenge of reading as many of the others before the winner is announced. So far, we have read The Hate Race, … Continue reading

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Brays Bestsellers for 2016

Our top twelve bestselling books in Balmain for 2016 included eight titles by Australian authors. It’s wonderful to see our home grown authors being so widely read and appreciated. Our number one bestseller for 2016, outselling even J. K. Rowling, was local author … Continue reading

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