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    Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died today aged 98. Mr Whitlam led Labor to victory in 1972 after the party had spent 23 years out of government. He won another election 18 months later, but the government was controversially dismissed by governor-general Sir John Kerr in 1975, and subsequently lost the federal election. Our profiling selection team have put together a title listing of in-stock books about Whitlam, covering his professional and personal life. They include large print, ebooks and AV materials. Read more about how his Labor government introduced a number of major reforms, including the abolition of university fees...

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    After months of anxiety about the fate of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the shortlists were released quietly with the promise that the winners of the $600,000 shared prizemoney - Australia's largest pot - will be named before the end of the year. Among the finalists is Richard Flanagan, who won the Man Booker Prize last week for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, and several other fiction and non-fiction works about the two world wars. Below you will find links to JBO for all the shortlisted entries. To discuss an Awards Profile with James Bennett please contact us...

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    Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan's novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Flanagan was presented with the £50,000 (A$91,233) award at London’s Guildhall on 14 October. He is the fourth Australian to win the prize, joining two-time winner Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally and Australian-born DBC Pierre. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, tells of the cruelty of war, the tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. In 1943, in a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young...

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    Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, along with its Australian wholly-owned subsidiary James Bennett, announced today they have been chosen as the primary suppliers of library materials to Wellington City Libraries, New Zealand. The agreement between Baker & Taylor/James Bennett and Wellington City Council offers all New Zealand public libraries an opportunity to sign onto a Participating Agency Agreement (PAA) and receive the terms and services outlined in the contract. Participating public libraries will have access to a wide range of areas in which Baker & Taylor/James Bennett have developed industry-leading expertise and...

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    Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala is the youngest recipient of the award at just 17. In 2012 she was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls to have equal access to education. Her autobiography I am Malala has been an international bestseller and gathered enormous publicity for the issue. For more about Malala Yousafzai also see Malala Yousafzai Shot by the Taliban, Still Fighting for Equal Education by Matt Doeden and Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan...

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    French author Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature for chronicling Paris life under the Nazi occupation. The Swedish Academy said he won the $1.26million prize "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation". His first novel La place de l'etoile was published when he was just 22 in 1967. Since then he has published 40 works, however, most have not been translated in to English. Here are a selection of his titles, click the links to order in JBO now: The Search Warrant Suspended Sentences Missing Persons Catherine...

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