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Bust the binary with ‘The Pronoun Lowdown’ author Nevo Zisin

Bust the binary with ‘The Pronoun Lowdown’ author Nevo Zisin

The team at Rabble Books & Games are celebrating the launch of binary-busting book The Pronoun Lowdown from author Nevo Zisin. Nevo Zisin is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist and author, whose been working to run gender inclusivity workshops in schools and workplaces in their local Jewish community. Following from the success of their memoir Finding Nevo, The Pronoun […]

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Australian Book Industry Awards shortlist announced

Australian Book Industry Awards shortlist announced

If you’re on the search for a good book to read, the Australian Book Industry has just announced their nominations for their 2021 Awards. The shortlist includes some of the biggest names in the Australian book industry (which publishes over 7,000 new books annually) and this year’s list is a top-shelf showcase of high profile […]

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Bibliophile | Sharon Stone shares ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’

The Beauty of Living Twice By Sharon Stone Allen & Unwin Sharon Stone made a name for herself in Hollywood, not just for her beauty and talent, but for her candour and her refusal to “play nice”. Then in September 2001, a stroke and bleeding on her brain that led to major surgery made her […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Sunburnt Veils’ explores prevalence of racism in elite institutions

Sunburnt Veils by Sara Haghdoosti Wakefield Press Tara received a good bye hug from her mother as she left for her first day Sydney University, but she missed the traditional Iranian first day blessing that she would have received from her grandmother who had died the previous year. Having failed to get the ATAR required […]

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Bibliophile | ‘The Girls Are All So Nice Here’ by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn HarperCollins Living in New York with husband Adrian, thirty-one year old Ambrosia Wellington (Amb) receives an email invitation to attend a weekend of celebrations for the class of 2007 to commemorate 10 years since graduating from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Even though she did […]

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S. L. Lim is the first non-binary author to be nominated for the Stella Prize

S. L. Lim is the first non-binary author to be nominated for the Stella Prize

The Stella Prize has announced the six titles that will be on their shortlist for this year’s award. Among the acclaimed novels is Revenge which is written by author S.L. Lim, it’s the first time a non-binary author has been included in the nominations. The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing, […]

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‘Lonesome Dove’ author Larry McMurty has died aged 84

‘Lonesome Dove’ author Larry McMurty has died aged 84

Author Larry McMurty has died aged 84. His books The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment were turned into Oscar winning films. McMurty won an Academy Award of his own when he co-wrote the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain, adapting E. Annie Proulx’s short story for the screen. Remembered for his depictions of the American West, he also wrote the […]

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Bibliophile | Detective Dave Burrows has ‘Something to Hide’

Something to Hide by Fleur McDonald Allen & Unwin This is the fourth novel in the crime series featuring Detective Dave Burrows and the sequel to Red Dirt Country (2019). McDonald describes her character as being tough, loyal, full of integrity, who doesn’t mind bending the rules to get the ‘right-justice’ outcome. McDonald says that […]

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‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’ triumphs at Independent Book Awards

‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’ triumphs at Independent Book Awards

Pip Williams’ The Dictionary of Lost Words has been named the best book of 2020 at the Independent Book Awards. The novel from the South Australian author is based around “women’s words” which were neglected or discarded by the men who created the first Oxford English Dictionary in the late 19th and early 20th century.  The novel follows a […]

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Local author Holden Sheppard signs two-book deal with Text Publishing

Local author Holden Sheppard signs two-book deal with Text Publishing

Local author Holden Sheppard has signed a two-book deal with Text Publishing and his second novel The Brink will be released world-wide next year. “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Holden Sheppard on his next two books!” the publisher posted to their social media.  “No one is ready for THE BRINK. This book will change you […]

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