BREAKING NEWS: 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlists Announced

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The shortlists for this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced, featuring some of Australia’s most celebrated writers and young up and comers.

How many have you read?

CHRISTINA STEAD PRIZE FOR FICTION

* Ceridwen Dovey – Only the Animals golden-boys(More…)

* Elizabeth Harrower In Certain Circles (More…)

* Sonya Hartnett – Golden Boys (More…)

* Mark Henshaw – The Snow Kimono (More…)

* Joan London – The Golden Age (More…)

* Gerald Murnane – A Million Windows (More…)

UTS GLENDA ADAMS AWARD FOR NEW WRITING

* Michael Mohammed Ahmad – The Tribe (More…)9781922213211

* Maxine Beneba Clarke – Foreign Soil (More…)

* Emily Bitto – The Strays (More…)

* Luke Carman – An Elegant Young Man (More…)

* Omar Musa – Here Come the Dogs (More…)

* Ellen van Neerven – Heat and Light (More…)

DOUGLAS STEWART PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

* Alan Atkinson – The Europeans in Australia (More…)the-bush

* Philip Dwyer – Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799 ‐ 1815 (More…)

* Helen Garner – This House of Grief (More…)

* Iain McCalman – The Reef: A Passionate History (More…)

* Biff Ward – In My Mother’s Hands (More…)

* Don Watson – The Bush (More…)

PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

* Allan Baillie – The First Voyage (More…)9780143307679

* Trace Balla – Rivertime (More…)

* Tamsin Janu – Figgy in the World (More…)

* Glenda Millard, Stephen Michael King (Illustrator) – The Duck and the Darklings (More…)

* Catherine Norton – Crossing (More…)

* James O’Loghlin – The Adventures of Sir Roderick, the Not-Very Brave (More…)

ETHEL TURNER PRIZE FOR YOUNG ADULT’S LITERATURE

* K.A. Barker – The Book of Days (More…)9781742614175

* Jackie French – The Road to Gundagai (More…)

* Darren Groth – Are You Seeing Me? (More…)

* Justine Larb alestier – Razorhurst (More…)

* Jaclyn Moriarty – The Cracks in the Kingdom (More…)

* Clare Strahan – Cracked (More…)

 

VIDEO: Jacqueline Harvey on her amazing success and what’s in store for Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose

Jacqueline Harvey’s bestselling Alice-Miranda series began as an idea for a picture book but it soon became apparent that this perpetually positive seven-and-a-quarter-year-old had a lot more to say. The series has been sold to the United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Turkey and has been shortlisted for children’s book awards in Australia. She chats to John Purcell.

alice-miranda-at-the-palaceAlice-Miranda at the Palace

by Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is off on a royal adventure!

It’s Queen Georgiana’s silver jubilee, and Alice-Miranda and her friends are invited. While Evesbury Palace is every bit as magnificent as they’d imagined, some of the staff are behaving strangely. Edgar and Louis, Aunty Gee’s grandsons and the palace’s resident mischief-makers, don’t exactly give their guests a friendly welcome. When they team up with an unexpected visitor, things soon go from bad to worse.

Behind the scenes it seems something much more sinister is at play. Why is Aunty Gee so determined to keep Alice-Miranda at the palace for the rest of the holidays? And who is her mysterious milliner? With the help of her friends and a trusty butler, can Alice-Miranda uncover what threatens to bring down the royal family?

Click here to view the Alice-Miranda series

And the Week 4 winner of our March into Reading with Scholastic competition is….

John Staker, Dungog, NSW
CONGRATULATIONS!

Prize: Scholastic book pack, worth $200!


The prize pack includes:

Marvel The Avengers : Age of Ultron Activity Bag
Marvel The Avengers : Age of Ultron Activity Bag
Friends and Foes : Ready to Read Level 2
Hulk to the Rescue : Ready to Read Level 2
Little Barry Bilby Had a Fly Upon His Nose
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt
Anzac Biscuits
Gallipoli
Me and Moo
Alice in Wonderland
False Note : EJ12 Girl Hero
The Sin Eater’s Daughter
Shoes from Grandpa


Congratulations to the winner!
Not a winner? Don’t worry, we have more prizes to giveaway! You could win an awesome Mother’s Day gift. Check them out here.

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Have you won a Shaun the Sheep prize pack?

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It seems everyone is obsessed with Shaun the Sheep. Young and old have fallen in love with this super cute, woollen funster. And to celebrate the release of the movie we gave customers the chance to win a Shaun the Sheep prize pack, which also includes a double pass to see the movie.

All you had to do to win this awesome pack was order from the Shaun the Sheep series by March 26th.

…and the winner is:

A.Palmerlee, Randwick, NSW


Congratulations to the winner!
Not a winner? Don’t worry, we have more prizes to giveaway! You could win an awesome Mother’s Day gift. Check them out here.

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WIN a Shaun the Sheep Prize Pack!

We’re kind of obsessed with Shaun the Sheep, that super cute, woollen funster.

And wouldn’t you know it, we gave our Facebook Fans the chance to win a double pass to see Shaun the Sheep at the movies. Congratulations to Heather Gray, Mary Jane Hurst, Kez McKenzie, Kellie Thorne, Jenny Newstead! Email us at promos@booktopia.com.au to claim your prize.

For those that missed out, not to worry. You can still win a double pass AND a Shaun the Sheep Prize Pack! Simply order anything from our Shaun the Sheep series by March 31st and go in the draw to win.

Click here to see our Shaun the Sheep series

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The Book of the Film

When Shaun decides to take a day off to have some fun, he gets more adventure than he baa-gained for!

Shaun’s mischief accidentally leads to the Farmer’s absence from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the Flock to travel to the Big City to find him.

Click here to see our Shaun the Sheep series

 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Kids author Tristan Bancks plays a game of ‘Would You Rather’

Tristan Bancks is a children’s and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. He plays a game of ‘Would You Rather’ with Booktopia’s Andrew Cattanach.

Grab Tristan Bancks’ My Life series here

my-life-and-other-massive-mistakes-signed-copies-available-My Life and Other Massive Mistakes

by Tristan Bancks

This book is 100% gluten free, 100% fat free, 100% organic and 35% fact free.

It has no added sugar and contains absolutely NO NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS AT ALL!

May contain traces of NUTS!

Have you ever helped your pop escape from a nursing home? Does your teacher have a problem with his bowels? Is your sister an evil genius and criminal mastermind? Have you ever mined your teeth for cash? Do you want to know where all the lost socks go? Is there a girl or boy at school who’s in love with you and wants to kiss you? And do you know anyone with the worst case of nits in world history?

I do.

I’m Tom Weekly and this is the third book in my life story.

Welcome to my weird, funny, sometimes kinda gross adventures.

Grab Tristan Bancks’ My Life series here

And the Week 3 winner of our March into Reading with Scholastic competition is….

T.Irlam, Blayney, NSW
CONGRATULATIONS!

Prize: Scholastic book pack, worth $200!


Order from our March into Reading with Scholastic collection by March 31st and you’ll not only get 30% off Scholastic’s news releases but go in the weekly draw to win a prize pack, worth $200! We have one more weekly prize pack to be won and will be announcing the winner of Week 4, April 2nd.

The prize pack includes:

Marvel The Avengers : Age of Ultron Activity Bag
Marvel The Avengers : Age of Ultron Activity Bag
Friends and Foes : Ready to Read Level 2
Hulk to the Rescue : Ready to Read Level 2
Little Barry Bilby Had a Fly Upon His Nose
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt
Anzac Biscuits
Gallipoli
Me and Moo
Alice in Wonderland
False Note : EJ12 Girl Hero
The Sin Eater’s Daughter
Shoes from Grandpa

Booktopia_Scholastic_FrontPageRotatingBannerClick here to check out our March into Reading with Scholastic collection

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