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IN THE NEWSABC's The Book Club has announced the first four books for the 2017 season! To start this 11th season of The Book Club the books selected cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They are : 'Storm and Grace' by Kathryn Heyman; 'Hillbilly Elegy' by JD Vance; 'Exit West' by Mohsin Hamid and 'The Monkey's Mask' by Dorothy Porter. ABC air dates are yet to be announced.
IN THE NEWSKate Grenville has won the 2017 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. This award, formerly the Writers’ Emeritus Award, acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature. Kate has published 15 books of fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent book is 'The Case Against Fragrance'.
IN THE NEWSThe Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced the list of Notable Books (Longlist) for the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. The Shortlist will be announced on Tuesday March 28, 2017. This year 130 new authors and illustrators entered in the awards including many smaller publishers. In total, 443 entries were considered. Login to view the full list in JBO Awards.
IN THE NEWSThe 89th Academy Awards winners have been announced. After much confusion and drama the winner of Best Picture is....MOONLIGHT - (available April 26). The other nominees this year were: ARRIVAL -(available now); FENCES - (available May 10); HACKSAW RIDGE - (available March 15); HELL OR HIGH WATER - (available now); HIDDEN FIGURES -(available May 31); LA LA LAND -(available May 24); LION - (available May 3); MANCHESTER BY THE SEA - (available May 17).
IN THE NEWS“What can I tell you about it? The first thing to say is that Lyra is at the centre of the story.” - Philip Pullman. 22 years after the publication of 'Northern Lights', the first book in 'His Dark Materials' series, Philip Pullman has announced that he is publishing Volume 1 of 'The Book Of Dust' this October. Set 10 Years before the original book this volume will focus on the back story of favourite heroine Lyra as well as introducing a host of new characters and a new hero further exploring the mysteries, politics and philosophies of that...
IN THE NEWSThe New York Times has announced that it will reduce the number of their print and ebook bestseller lists. From February 5 the graphic novel and manga; mass-market paperback; teen and middle grade ebook lists will not be reported on. Publishers Weekly reports that there was no consultation with publishers regarding this move which has been received with shock and confusion by the industry. There is concern that this decision may affect future book sales, marketing and author status in these areas.
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