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Bibliophile | The Lost Pages of literary legend Franz Kafka

The Lost Pages by Marija Peričić Allen & Unwin Franz Kafka has been referred to as the most important person in German literature but his short story The Metamorphosis was one of the few pieces of writing published in his lifetime. Dying of tuberculosis in 1924, he gave instructions to his literary executor Max Brod […]

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Bibliophile | Louise Allan sings the song of two sisters in her latest novel

The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan Allen & Unwin Although she now lives in Perth, Louise Allan grew up in Tasmania and this is where she sets her debut novel. Starting in 1926, when a meal could be made of bread and dripping and baths were a once a week occurrence, it follows the lives […]

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‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ wins the 2017 Man Booker prize

‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ wins the 2017 Man Booker prize

The 2017 Man Booker Prize has been won by US author George Saunders for his debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo. The novel recounts a historical incident involving US President Abraham Lincoln as the starting point for a story that explores themes of death, loss and grief. When his young eleven year old son died in […]

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Bibliophile: The First Bad Man by Miranda July

The First Bad Man Miranda July Scribner Author, artist and filmmaker Miranda July’s first novel, ‘The First Bad Man’, is one of this year’s most highly anticipated publications. Her highly successful collection of short stories, ‘No One Belongs Here More Than You’, published in 2007, was acclaimed for its portrayals of intimate human peculiarities and […]

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