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Voss Literary Prize 2020

The shortlist for the 2020 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted novels are: Crossings (Alex Landragin, Picador) The Rich Man’s House (Andrew McGahan, A&U) The Palace of Angels (Mohammed Massoud Morsi, Wild Dingo Press) The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP) Exploded View (Carrie Tiffany, Text) The Yield (Tara June Winch, Hamish Hamilton). Crossings, The Rich Man’s House and The Palace of Angels

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The Barabara Jefferis Award 2020

Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, “a rare being amongst authors, being both a fine writer but also organisationally gifted. She was a professional and internationally published writer long before most of us dreamed of such

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2020 Booker Prize winner

The Scottish-American author Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for his first novel, Shuggie Bain, a story based on his own life that follows a boy growing up in poverty in 1980s Glasgow with a mother who is battling addiction. Douglas Stuart was born and raised in Glasgow. After graduating from the Royal College

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#1 Bestsellers

  #1 The Two Lost Mountains – Matthew Reilly Jack West Jr is in the race of his life and he is a long, long way behind…  #1 The Survivors – Jane Harper When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never

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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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