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    As reported in Books + Publishing, New Zealand author Anna Smaill’s debut novel 'The Chimes' (Sceptre) has won the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. The Award was announced on 30 October at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio. 'The Chimes' is set in a near-future London in which writing has been outlawed and people communicate through music, and follows teenage orphan Simon ‘as he seeks to understand the truth about his parents and a mysterious and sinister illness that renders the population around him amnesiac’. 'The Chimes' was also longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.  

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    Nancy Ryan, our Office Manager and Credit Controller for the past 23 years, retired earlier this week. We naturally wish her all the best for her retirement and we will all miss her greatly. What is special about this photo of Nancy is that there are THREE generations of James Bennett workers in the one frame! Nancy's daughter Shannon Graziani (on our right) is our Operations and CLS Servicing Supervisor and Shannon's daughter Stephanie (on our left) works in the Cataloguing Department. It really captures the spirit of James Bennett with three generations of one family working for...

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    Paul Beatty's "The Sellout" (Oneworld Publications) has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Booker judge Amanda Foreman said "The Sellout is one of those very rare books: which is able to take satire, which is a very difficult subject and not always done well, and plunges it into the heart of contemporary American society with a savage wit of the kind I haven't seen since Swift or Twain. It manages to eviscerate every social taboo and politically correct nuance, every sacred cow. While making us laugh, it also makes us wince. It...

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    In the lead up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2016 the Australian Library and Information Association is seeking your help to compile a list of Australia’s top mood boosting books. The list will be released during Australia’s Mental Health Week, and used to support the Books on Prescription program (www.booksonprescription.com.au), which is being trialed in libraries in Central and Far Western New South Wales. Encourage your library staff and members to fill in the ALIA survey nominating their books and tell why those books lift the spirits. You can find the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/moodboost  In the meantime, James Bennett...

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    God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, 'Here I am'. This is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis.  Over the course of three weeks in present-day Washington DC, three sons watch their parents' marriage falter and their family home fall apart. Meanwhile, a larger catastrophe is engulfing another part of the world: a massive earthquake devastates the Middle East, sparking a pan-Arab invasion of Israel. With global upheaval in the background and domestic collapse in the foreground, Jonathan Safran Foer asks us - what is the true meaning of home?...

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    Libraries across Australia will celebrate the works of Roald Dahl throughout September with events aimed at honouring the irreverent stories of one of the world's most beloved authors. The 13th of September 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth. Imaginative, successful and loved by kids and adults alike, Roald Dahl's work has not only endured but is still increasing in popularity. His stories are available in 59 languages with global sales estimated to be more than 200 million. To help celebrate Roald Dahl day we've put together lists of his most beloved Books, Spoken Word CDs and Films. You can...

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