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Miles Franklin award long list announced

Miles Franklin award long list announced

The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022 longlist has been announced. Twelve authors will be competing for one of the most prominent literary prizes in Australia, with the winner also receiving $60,000. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established by feminist, and author of My Brilliant Career, Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin. First presented in 1957, the […]

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Bibliophile | A couple share their sexual memoirs in ‘A Previous Life’

A Previous Life by Edmund White Bloomsbury Publishing Ruggero Castelnuovo is a Sicilian aristocrat and a world famous harpsichord player in his seventies. Married to American writer Constance who is 40 years younger, he breaks a leg while heli-skiing in Switzerland and the two of them decide to write their respective sexual memoirs and read […]

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Enter the Outstanding Miniature LGBTQIA+ Very Short Story Competition

Enter the Outstanding Miniature LGBTQIA+ Very Short Story Competition

If you’re an aspiring or experienced writer it’s time to put some time aside and prepare your entry for the Outstanding Miniature LGBTQIA+ Very Short Story Competition! Okay, you might not need to put a lot of time aside because the competition is for a very short story of just 50 words, but you could take […]

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Bibliophile | ‘The Islands’ explores a Finnish experience down under

The Islands by Emily Brugman Allen & Unwin The Abrolhos Islands were a day’s boat ride west of the Western Australian mainland when Finnish migrant Onni Saari went there in search of his brother Nalle who had gone missing in a storm in 1960. Onni didn’t find his brother but he did find a rhythm […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Aurora’s End’ is loaded with action and plot-twists

Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are the award-winning authors of the Illuminae Files, which have sold more than a million copies across Australia and internationally, and Brad Pitt’s production company has even snapped up the TV rights to the series. It was the first book of the […]

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Bibliophile | David Michie’s ‘The Secret Mantra’ brings a gripping hunt

The Secret Mantra by David Michie Hay House Matt Lester is in the Himalayan Mountains, following a goat track to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan. In The sequel to The Magician of Lhasa, the former quantum physicist Matt has completely changed his life and devoted the last 5 years to spiritual development with Tibetan […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Cinderella is Dead’ by Kalynn Bayron

Bibliophile | ‘Cinderella is Dead’ by Kalynn Bayron

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron Bloomsbury Variations of the Cinderella story have been told for nearly 2000 years and the mythology of the popular fairy tale lingers in our cultural ether even today. While the Grimm brothers’ tale is a lot darker than the Disney one, the possibility that magic can transform a destitute […]

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Bibliophile | Paul Dalgarno delivers polyamorous romantic drama in ‘Poly’

Poly by Paul Dalgarno Ventura Press Melbournites Chris and Sarah Flood met in Hong Kong. He was working as a DJ and she was dancing professionally with Tasty Moves in Asia. Many years and two children later (7 year old Oliver and 5 year old Sophie), Chris can’t decide what to buy his wife for […]

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Bibliophile | The future is grim in Charlie Archibold’s ‘Indigo Owl’

Indigo Owl  by Charlie Archibold Wakefield Press This is Adelaide author Charlie Archibold’s second Young Adult novel and it is set on the futuristic planet of Galbraith. After Earth was destroyed by climate change and overpopulation, only private corporations had the money to colonise new planets and Galbraith was a huge pharmaceutical enterprise. It is […]

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Bibliophile | ‘The Wreck’ tells the story of the women of our past

The Wreck by Meg Keneally Echo Publishing Meg Keneally is fascinated by marine history and the title of her second historical novel gives an indication as to what historical aspects have influenced her writing of The Wreck. In the nineteenth century, the sailing ship Dunbar was forced into the cliff face a little south of […]

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