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A palliative care nurse, poet, university lecturer, and 2017 Stella Prize shortlistee among 2017 Miles Franklin longlisted authors

The 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist has just been announced, with a palliative care nurse, poet, university lecturer, and 2017 Stella Prize shortlistee all making the list. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established in 1957 through the will of writer Stella Miles Franklin. Her will stipulates that ‘[the] prize shall be awarded for the Novel for the year which is of the highes... Read more

The next instalment in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series may be released this year.

Game of Thrones fans rejoice! George R.R. Martin has released a statement on his blog suggesting that the next instalment in his A Song of Ice and Fire series may possibly be released this year. His exact words were “I think it will be out this year”. Sound familiar? Let’s backtrack a bit… A fan of the series decided to ask Martin recently (on his blog) if the author could possibly provid... Read more

by | January 12, 2017

The 3 must-read crime and thriller books coming this January.

If you’re wondering which crime novel everyone is going to be talking about in 2017, wonder no more! Paula Hawkins, author of the phenomenally successful The Girl on the Train, will be releasing her highly anticipated second novel in May 2017. It’s called Into the Water and it sounds amazing! But May 2017 is ages away. Why don’t we check out some books that will be available early next year? Th... Read more

by | December 15, 2016

300 students from 19 schools visit Sydney’s Opera House for Indigenous Literacy Day.

I have a quick question for you: do you want to see more of these beautiful smiles? Then read on… Today is Indigenous Literacy Day, the most important fundraising and advocacy day for Australian Indigenous education. The aim is to raise awareness and improve opportunities for Indigenous children living in some of the most remote and isolated parts of our country. Funds raised today go tow... Read more

by | September 7, 2016