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The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist has been announced with mob heavyweights Tara June Winch and Tony Birch among those nominated. The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund alongside award trustee Perpetual, announced the shortlist yesterday via a live YouTube ceremony online. Contenders on the shortlist include: Islands by Peggy Frew The Returns by Philip Salom […]

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Putting mob’s voices first, Magabala Books has been crowned Small Publisher of the Year at the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA). Based in Broome, Western Australia, Magabala has published over 220 titles by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives, illustrators and writers. Their work has escalated First Nations writing within Australia. “This award is […]

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Respect comes in many forms. One such form is the respect you have for your children to learn all about the world, so they may have an inquisitive mind—an asset to them throughout life. The new book, respect by Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson explores respect in the world around us. A sentence early […]

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Two deadly tiddas, movers and shakers Teela Reid and Merinda Dutton have created an Instagram page to share and celebrate blackfulla storytelling. Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, Reid and Gumbaynggirr and Barkindji woman, Dutton, created @blackfulla_bookclub in response to COVID-19 isolation. Lawyers by day and avid readers always, Dutton and Reid are hoping to share their […]

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Taking home three major prizes at the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Tara June Winch’s novel, The Yield, is one for the pool room. Winning 2020 Book of the Year, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the People’s Choice Award, the Wiradjuri writer was praised for a ‘ground-breaking’ and ‘original’ fiction novel. The prizes […]

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