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Longlist for the 2023 Indie Book Awards

Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards celebrate the best Australian writing; and who better to nominate and judge the best-of-the-best than indie booksellers! What makes indie booksellers uniquely placed to judge and recommend the best Aussie books of the past year, is their incredible passion and knowledge, their contribution to the cultural diversity of

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Dymocks Book of the Year 2022

Dymocks Book of the Year 2022 London-based American writer Bonnie Garmus’s Lessons in Chemistry (Doubleday) has been named Dymocks Book of the Year for 2022. Set in the early 1960s, Garmus’s debut novel follows chemist Elizabeth Zott, who works with an all-male team at Hastings Research Institute who all have a very unscientific view of equality. Except

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Australian Political Book of the Year – 2022

  Dean Ashenden has won the inaugural $10,000 Australian Political Book of the Year Award for Telling Tennant’s Story: The strange career of the great Australian Silence, published by Black Inc. Ashenden’s book was chosen by judges Laurie Oakes, Laura Tingle and John Warhurst from a shortlist of four announced in October, which also included Bob Hawke: Demons and

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An Interview with Chris Hammer – author of The Tilt

QRC was fortunate to be able to interview Chris Hammer about his new book The Tilt which features Aaron Falk.  Please see the interview below. There is a strong sense of family in the novel whether we are looking at Nell’s relationship with her parents, or the Buchanan family, or James Waters and his family. Is the

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2022

The shortlists for the 2022 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced. The shortlisted works in each category, chosen from 545 entries, are: Fiction Dark as Last Night (Tony Birch, UQP) The Hands of Pianists (Stephen Downes, Fomite) Devotion (Hanna Kent, Picador) Night Blue (Angela O’Keeffe, Transit Lounge) Red Heaven (Nicolas Rothwell, Text). ‘Being recognised through these prestigious awards

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Voss Literary Prize 2022

The shortlist for the Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted works, chosen from a longlist of 10, are: The Other Half of You (Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Hachette) * After Story (Larissa Behrendt, UQP) Scary Monsters (Michelle De Kretser, A&U) Bodies of Light (Jennifer Down, Text) From Where I Fell (Susan Johnson, A&U) One Hundred Days (Alice Pung, Black Inc.).

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