It has been a big 48 hours for reading enthusiasts, with the 2016 Man Booker Dozen and the Ned Kelly Awards and Davitt Awards Shortlists being announced.
Booklovers of South-East Queensland, it’s officially time to get excited – you can now buy tickets to the 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival (7-11th September). And this year’s program… another fantastic line-up brought together by Julie B and her talented team at UPLIT. Here are just a few of the highlights: Opening Address: Connection and Belonging […]
Updated Dec2016: We’ve published our dozen Top Aussie Reads of 2016 and Top 10 International Reads of 2016 July is already upon us so it is time to put down that page-turner just for a moment, and reflect upon the books we’ve read this year so far… We read 33 titles, completing all bar one (an unsolicited review copy). While […]
Historical fiction features heavily in my selections for July, a few with a gothic, mystery thriller bent… plus some humorous and experimental literature, science-fiction and contemporary crime and corruption to look forward to. Here are the 9 fiction titles that have particularly caught my eye.
It seems June is the month for much anticipated second novels, with authors Alexis M Smith, Jessie Burton and Zane Lovitt releasing new titles. This month also features high page counts, the retelling of a Shakespearean favourite, psychological thrillers including a new nordic trilogy and literary debuts garnering high praise pre-release. Here are the 9 fiction […]
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There is an eclectic set of titles scheduled for release in May – from quirky short story collections (Helen Phillips, Mark Haddon), long-awaited new novels from authors we love (Daniel O’Malley, Toni Jordan), translated historical fiction, and debut literary titles set to make new authors big names in the industry. Here are the 9 fiction titles that […]
Before we look at Ten Books Every Feisty Female Should Read, I think it’s worth taking a moment to consider the word ‘feisty’. Personally, I have always taken the descriptor ‘feisty’ as a compliment, and so have been quite perturbed hearing it used in a disparaging context more and more lately. As a late 70s baby and young […]