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Books, chocolate and drinks with author Charlie Jane Anders

Books, chocolate and drinks with author Charlie Jane Anders

Join author Charlie Jane Anders for eats, drinks and special readings on Tuesday 23rd April.. The spec-fic writer will be in-store at Stefen’s Books in the CBD from 3:30pm, followed by some casual drinks down the road at The Generous Squire until 8pm. Speaking to OUTinPerth, Anders told us a little about where the notion […]

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Bibliophile | LGBTIQ+ stories shine in ‘Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories’

Underdog: LoveOzYA Short Stories Edited by Tobias Madden Underdog Books #LoveOzYA (Love Australian Young Adult Fiction) is a collection of short stories from new Australian writers. Is has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement showcasing the work of young adult fiction writers, giving them a chance to be seen, heard and noticed. Edited […]

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No Apologies: Joanne Brookfield’s new book looks at women in comedy

No Apologies: Joanne Brookfield’s new book looks at women in comedy

In her new book No Apologies author and performer Joanne Brookfield investigates the world of female comedians. The book sees Brookfield interviewing some of the biggest names in the business and finding out how they claimed their space, found their voices and told their stories to audiences. To get an understanding of the wide range of […]

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Bibliophile | Fled tells the story of the woman who escaped Australia

Fled by Meg Keneally Echo Publishing This novel is based on the life of Mary Bryant, a woman transported to Sydney Cove in the late 1780s and escaping with a group of men when starvation and scurvy was picking off the weak in the struggling colony. With two small children the small group of men, […]

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Books for transgender kids are the most complained about in the USA

Books for transgender kids are the most complained about in the USA

The US Library Association has announced it’s most complained about books of 2018, and topping the list are books that feature transgender people and same-sex relationships. Alex Gino’s book George which is about a transgender child topped the list, and coming in at second place was a parody book written by comedian John Oliver. On his […]

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Bibliophile | Urzila Carlson is Rolling with the Punchlines

Rolling with the Punchlines by Urzila Carlson Allen & Unwin Comedian Urzila Carlson has made a big splash in Australia and New Zealand where she lives with her wife and two children. Originally from South Africa, she did her first stand-up gig did as a dare from her workmates in 2008. She now has regular […]

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Bibliophile | Detective Dave Burrows returns in Without A Doubt

Without A Doubt by Fleur McDonald Allen & Unwin Esperance farmer and writer Fleur McDonald has written a succession of books that allow her readers to get to know rural Australia much better. In Without A Doubt, she continues the adventures of Detective Dave Burrows, who has been posted to the remote country town of […]

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Bibliophile | Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga By Todd Alexander Simon & Schuster Australia Todd and Jeff had had enough of the city. Todd was a high-flying marketing executive “living the classic city lifestyle of hard work and even harder play”. He lived with Jeff, who worked for a cancer charity, in […]

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Bibliophile | The Night Dragon explores infamous 70s Queensland bombing

The Night Dragon by Matthew Condon University of Queensland Press Matthew Condon is an Australian prize-winning journalist and novelist and author of the best-selling true-crime books about Queensland crime and corruption. Living in Brisbane, his latest true-crime story looks at a string of cold cases that are connected with the Whiskey Au Go Go firebombing […]

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‘Gayby Baby’ team reunite to create ‘Wrestle!’, a new children’s book

‘Gayby Baby’ team reunite to create ‘Wrestle!’, a new children’s book

When Gayby Baby, a feature documentary from director Maya Newell and producer Charlotte Mars came out in 2015 it got a lot of attention. In the midst of the debates about marriage equality and the Safe Schools program the film showed the very normal lives of same-sex couples and their children – and took on the critics […]

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