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Michael Robotham – Gold Dagger Award winner

Michael Robotham has triumphed at this year’s Crime Writers’ Association Awards, receiving the prestigious and internationally recognised Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year for his bestselling Good Girl, Bad Girl. Announced in the early hours of the morning, Robotham’s win cements his place as Australia’s foremost crime writer. He is one of

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2020 Booker Prize

On 15 September, the 2020 Booker Prize shortlist was revealed by the 2020 Chair of Judges Margaret Busby. The shortlist was selected from 162 submitted books. Readers of the six chosen books will explore the tender story of a mother’s battle to save her daughter in a dystopian city made inhospitable by the climate crisis;

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ABIA 2020 Winners

The winners of ABIA Awards for 2020 were announced earlier this year.  A selection of the winners is listed below. Literary Fiction Book of the Year:  The Weekend   Charlotte Wood Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year:  your own kind of girl   Clare Bowditch General Fiction Book of the Year:  Bruny  Heather Rose

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2020 International Booker Prize

  The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar and translated by Anonymous  is shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize, the only Iranian-Australian author to ever be nominated for this huge achievement. The prize money is divided equally between the author and translator. The novel is published by Wild Dingo Press and has

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2020 ABIA shortlist

AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS (ABIA) 2020 AWARDS SHORTLIST The 2020 shortlist includes some of the biggest names in the Australian book industry (which publishes over 7,000 new books annually) and this year’s list is a top-shelf showcase of high profile authors and amazing new talent. The shortlist finalises the titles, publishers and authors in the

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Winners of the 2020 Indie Book Awards

The Awards recognise and celebrate the indie booksellers as the number one supporters of Australian authors. What makes our Indies uniquely placed to judge and recommend the best Aussie books of the past year to their customers and readers, is their incredible passion and knowledge, their contribution to the cultural diversity of the Australian reading

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