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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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Bibliophile | You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Shedload Of Wine & A Farm Full of Goats

You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Shedload Of Wine & A Farm Full of Goats by Todd Alexander HarperCollins When Todd and his partner Jeff decided to give up their corporate jobs in Sydney in 2012 to buy 100 acres in the Hunter Valley, they ended up working harder than they had ever done in […]

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‘Milk Fed’ is an erotic tale of physical, sexual and spiritual appetites

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder Bloomsbury Twenty-four year old Rachel is a lapsed Jew whose life is ruled by what she eats, when she eats and how she eats. As a kid, after returning from going out with her overweight Jewish grandparents, her mother would ask for a full report of what she had eaten […]

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Bibliphile: ‘Harring-isms’ puts the focus on quotes by the influential artist

Keith Haring was one of the most acclaimed and influential artists of the 1980’s and early 1990’s. His graffiti based work was heavily influenced by his sexuality and the effects of the AIDS epidemic. While Haring’s work often featured works and phrases, it’s unexpected to see a book about what he said, rather than what […]

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