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Literary Quiz and Answers

Our last Literary Quiz asked for the name of the authors of these books with animal titles.  Here are the answers. Kangaroo D H Lawrence White Tiger Aravind Adiga Cat’s Eye Margaret Atwood The Leopard Giuseppe Tomasi The Goose Girl Shannon Hale The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hamment The Silence of the Lambs Thomas Harris The

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2023 Age Book of the Year

The winners of the 2023 Age Book of the Year Award have been announced. Robbie Arnott won the fiction award for Limberlost (Text) and Kim Mahood won the nonfiction prize for Wandering with Intent (Scribe). Announced at last night’s Melbourne Writers Festival opening gala, the winners each receive $10,000 courtesy of the Copyright Agency. The judges praised Arnott’s skill in describing the Tasmanian landscape

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The Stella Prize 2023

The Stella Prize 2023 Through a series of strategic initiatives, Stella strives to promote books by Australian women and non-binary writers, support greater participation in the world of literature, and create a more equitable and vibrant national culture. We do this by: At Stella, we know women need two precious resources to write: time and

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ABIA Awards 2023

The shortlists for the 2023 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced. The shortlisted books in two of the categories are: General fiction book of the year Dirt Town (Hayley Scrivenor, Macmillan)  * The Tilt (Chris Hammer, A&U)  * Exiles (Jane Harper, Macmillan)  * Day’s End (Garry Disher, Text) Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone (Benjamin Stevenson, Michael

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Literary Quiz and Answers

Our last Literacy Quiz was asking for the creators of fictional detectives/police officers/sleuths.  Here are the answers. Commander Adam Dalgleish P D James Caleb Zelic Emma Viskic Inspector Morse Colin Dexter Miss Marple Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot Agatha Christie Inspector John Rebus Ian Rankin Aaron Falk Jane Harper Inspector Karen Pirie Val McDermid Temperance Brennan

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Literary Quiz and Answers

Below are the answers to our previous Literary Quiz – who are the authors of the books with a person’s name as the title? David Copperfield Charles Dickens Emma Jane Austen Rebecca Daphne de Maurier Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Tom Jones Henry Fielding Oliver Twist Charles Dickens Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy Madame Bovary Gustav Flaubert

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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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Author Event – Tom Rob Smith

TUESDAY 30th MAY | INSTORE EVENT 6.00pm for 6.30pm start | 60 mins Join Avid Reader for a conversation with Tom Rob Smith about his book Cold People What if the only hope for survival becomes the greatest threat? From the brilliant, bestselling author of Child 44 comes a suspenseful and fast-paced novel about a

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Stella Prize for women and non-binary writers 2023

The longlist for the $60,000 Stella Prize for women and non-binary writers has been announced. The longlisted books are: The Furies by Mandy Beaumont (Hachette) Every Version of You by Grace Chan (Affirm) We Come With This Place by Debra Dank (Echo) big beautiful female theory by Eloise Grills (Affirm) The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt (UQP) Hydra by Adriane Howell (Transit

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2023

The shortlists for the 2023 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced. Changes to the awards this year include the $30,000 Indigenous Writers’ Prize now being offered annually; the prize money for the Multicultural NSW Award being increased from $20,000 to $30,000; and the people’s choice award now including $5000 prize money. The shortlisted

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