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Frank Chalmers – author of Conviction – an interview

An Interview with Frank Chalmers Frank Chalmers has a UQ bachelor’s degree in Philosophy & Maths, MA(Qual.) in Philosophy, and is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has taught high school and at university in Science, Philosophy, Communication Design and Writing. He began a forty-year professional writing career on scripts

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Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022

Miles Franklin Award winner Jennifer Down has won the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, for her second novel Bodies of Light (Text). At 31 years old, Down is one of the youngest authors to win the award in its 65-year history, with the youngest being 23-year-old Randolph Stow for To the Islands in 1958. Chosen from a shortlist of

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Author Events

Frank Chalmers – Conviction Monday 18 July 2022 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / ZOOM Online A town ruled by fear. A cop who won’t be broken. Ben Hobson is in-conversation with Frank Chalmers discussing his crime novel Conviction. A pulse-pounding debut thriller that pulls no punches. Queensland in 1976

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Ned Kelly Awards 2022

Shortlist for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards. The shortlisted titles in two of the categories are: Best debut crime fiction Sweet Jimmy (Bryan Brown, A&U) * Shadow Over Edmund Street (Suzanne Frankham, Journey to Words Publishing) Cutters End (Margaret Hickey, Penguin) Banjawarn (Josh Kemp, UWA Publishing) * Best crime fiction The Enemy Within (Tim Ayliffe, S&S) The Others (Mark Brandi, Hachette)

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Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022

Miles Franklin Literary Award Today, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, alongside award trustee Perpetual, announced the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist featuring five exceptional titles.  The announcement was broadcast nationally. The 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist is:  The Other Half of You by Michael Mohammed Ahmad (Hachette Australia) Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)  Bodies of

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Dublin Literary Award – Winner 2022

The Dublin Literary Award – 2022 – Winner Celebrating 27 years, this award is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner. If the book has been translated the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000. The 2022 Award winner was chosen

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ABIA Awards 2022

The winners of the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced. Diana Reid’s debut novel Love & Virtue took out the overall ABIA book of the year as well as literary fiction book of the year. Written in 2020 just after Reid graduated university, the campus novel follows the relationship between two young women at

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Author Event – Matthew Spencer

Come to Riverbend Books at Bulimba on Monday 27th June at 6.30pm to hear Matthew Spencer speak about his stunning new crime novel, Black River. Black River: A long, burning summer in Sydney. A young woman found murdered in the deserted grounds of an elite boarding school. A serial killer preying on victims along the banks

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Queensland Poetry Festival

Emerge – Queensland Poetry Festival 2022 After a couple of years hiatus, the Queensland Poetry Festival is back in 2022. The theme for 2022’s festival – ‘Emerge’ – speaks not only to the sense of ‘coming through’ the significant challenges of the last few years, but also to the way poetry emerges into the world,

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The Australian/Vogel Literary Award 2022

The Australian/Vogel Literary Award A Place Near Eden by Melbourne writer Nell Pierce has won this year’s $20,000 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, for an unpublished manuscript by an author under the age of 35. Described by the publisher Allen & Unwin as ‘part absorbing mystery, part riveting family drama’, A Place Near Eden explores themes of truth and memory.

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Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022 The longlist for the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. The twelve longlisted novels 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) Echolalia (Briohny Doyle, Vintage) The Magpie Wing (Max Easton, Giramondo) The

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ABIA 2022 Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced. The shortlisted books in two of the categories are: General fiction book of the year When Things Are Alive They Hum (Hannah Bent, Ultimo) Before You Knew My Name (Jacqueline Bublitz, A&U) Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (Anita Heiss, S&S) The Younger Wife (Sally Hepworth, Macmillan) Apples Never Fall (Liane

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Author Event – Emma Viskic

The Avid Reader at West End is hosting an author event with Emma Viskic.  Emma is the author of the Caleb Zelic series.  Three of the books have been reviewed by QRC.  To read the reviews. click on the title – And Fire Came Down; Darkness for Light and Those Who Perish [her latest book]. Those Who Perish A remote

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ABIA Longlists 2022

ABIA Longlists 2022  The longlists for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The ABIA longlists were selected by the ABIA Academy, which comprises over 250 industry representatives. The shortlists will be announced on 23 May, with the winners in each category, as well as the winners of the Lloyd O’Neill Hall

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Indie Book Awards 2022

The Indies are considered the forerunners of all major Australian book awards. Since the Awards inception in 2008, the Indies have a well-deserved reputation for picking the best of the best in Australian writing. Past Book of the Year winners have gone on to be bestsellers and win other major literary awards. Previous winners include:

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