Book News

Frank Chalmers – author of Conviction – an interview

An Interview with Frank Chalmers Frank Chalmers has a UQ bachelor’s degree in Philosophy & Maths, MA(Qual.) in Philosophy, and is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has taught high school and at university in Science, Philosophy, Communication Design and Writing. He began a forty-year professional writing career on scripts

Read More »

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022

Miles Franklin Award winner Jennifer Down has won the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, for her second novel Bodies of Light (Text). At 31 years old, Down is one of the youngest authors to win the award in its 65-year history, with the youngest being 23-year-old Randolph Stow for To the Islands in 1958. Chosen from a shortlist of

Read More »

Author Events

Frank Chalmers – Conviction Monday 18 July 2022 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / ZOOM Online A town ruled by fear. A cop who won’t be broken. Ben Hobson is in-conversation with Frank Chalmers discussing his crime novel Conviction. A pulse-pounding debut thriller that pulls no punches. Queensland in 1976

Read More »

Ned Kelly Awards 2022

Shortlist for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards. The shortlisted titles in two of the categories are: Best debut crime fiction Sweet Jimmy (Bryan Brown, A&U) * Shadow Over Edmund Street (Suzanne Frankham, Journey to Words Publishing) Cutters End (Margaret Hickey, Penguin) Banjawarn (Josh Kemp, UWA Publishing) * Best crime fiction The Enemy Within (Tim Ayliffe, S&S) The Others (Mark Brandi, Hachette)

Read More »

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022

Miles Franklin Literary Award Today, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, alongside award trustee Perpetual, announced the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist featuring five exceptional titles.  The announcement was broadcast nationally. The 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist is:  The Other Half of You by Michael Mohammed Ahmad (Hachette Australia) Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)  Bodies of

Read More »

Dublin Literary Award – Winner 2022

The Dublin Literary Award – 2022 – Winner Celebrating 27 years, this award is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner. If the book has been translated the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000. The 2022 Award winner was chosen

Read More »
Scroll to Top