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Author Events For those readers who enjoy meeting and listening to their favourite authors, there are a number of Author Events coming during the next few months. Below is just a small sample of what is on offer. TUESDAY 9 JULY | INSTORE EVENT 6pm for a 6.30pm start | 60 mins Join us for

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International Booker Prize

International Booker Prize 2024 The novel Kairos, written by Jenny Erpenbeck and translated from German by Michael Hofmann (Granta), has won the £50,000 (A$95,325) International Booker Prize. Kairos was chosen from a shortlist of six by a judging panel that included writer and broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel (chair), poet Natalie Diaz, Booker Prize–shortlisted novelist Romesh Gunesekera, artist William Kentridge, and writer,

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2024

The winners of the 2024 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced on 20 May. Ali Cobby Eckermann’s verse novel She Is the Earth won the overall $10,000 Book of the Year award, as well as the $30,000 Indigenous Writers’ Prize. The winning titles in selected categories are: Book of the Year ($10,000) She Is the Earth (Ali Cobby

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Award Winners 2024

Award Winners 2024 Praiseworthy by Alexis Wright (Giramondo) has won the fiction award in the 2024 James Tait Black Prizes. Wright’s novel was chosen from a shortlist of four fiction works for the £10,000 (A$18,958) prize. Fiction judge Benjamin Bateman, of the University of Edinburgh, called Praiseworthy ‘a kaleidoscopic and brilliantly conceived novel that interweaves matters of climate and Indigenous

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Australian Book Industry Awards 2024

ABIA awards 2024 The winners of the 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards have been announced, with The Voice to Parliament Handbook (Thomas Mayo & Kerry O’Brien, HG Explore) taking out the overall book of the year award, as well as winning in both the general nonfiction book of the year and social impact book of

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Paul Auster

Death of Paul Auster Paul Benjamin Auster (3 February 1947 – 30 April 2024) was an American writer and film director. His notable works include The New York Trilogy (1987), Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Chance (1990), The Book of Illusions (2002), The Brooklyn Follies (2005), Invisible (2009), Sunset Park (2010), Winter Journal (2012), and 4 3 2 1 (2017). His most recent book was Baumgartner [2024]. His books have

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