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Stella Prize 2023

The shortlist for the $60,000 Stella Prize for women and non-binary writers has been announced. The shortlisted books are: We Come With This Place (Debra Dank, Echo) big beautiful female theory (Eloise Grills, Affirm) The Jaguar (Sarah Holland-Batt, UQP) Hydra (Adriane Howell, Transit Lounge) Indelible City (Louisa Lim, Text) Bad Art Mother (Edwina Preston, Wakefield). This year’s shortlist comprises one graphic

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Winner – Rathbones Folio Prize

Australian author Michelle de Kretser has won in the fiction category of the Rathbones Folio Prize, for her novel Scary Monsters (A&U). In the award’s first year under a new prize structure, winners were named in three categories, fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Each category winner receives £2000 (A$3500) and the overall prize winner receives £30,000 (A$52,500). Judges

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Dublin Literary Award 2023

The shortlist for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award, worth €100,000 (A$162,360), has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Cloud Cuckoo Land (Anthony Doerr, Scribner) Em (Kim Thuy, trans by Sheila Fischman, Seven Stories Press) Love Novel (Ivana Sajko, trans by Mima Simic, V&Q Books) Marzahn, Mon Amour (Katja Oskamp, trans by Jo Heinrich, Peirene Press) Paradais (Fernanda Melchor, trans by

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Literary Quiz – number one.

QRC Literary Quiz In our recent newsletters, we have included a Literary Quiz.  Until now, only subscribers have been able to see it and answer the questions.  Now the Quiz will be put on the website for general viewing. Below is one of the first of the Quizzes.  This Quiz asks for the authors of

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Indie Book of the Year 2023

Winner of the Indie Book of the Year – Craig Silvey Our congratulations to Craig Silvey for his winning the Indie Book of the Year – and the Children’s Book of the Year category – with Runt. Craig Silvey says of his win: ‘Thirteen years after Jasper Jones was awarded Book Of The Year, it bears reiterating

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Indie Book Awards 2023

Indie Book Award Winners Thirteen years after Jasper Jones was awarded Book Of The Year (in 2009), Australian independent booksellers are thrilled to announce RUNT by Craig Silvey (Allen & Unwin) as their favourite book from last year, and the winner of The Indie Book Awards 2023 Book of the Year. This is Craig’s second

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