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    A number of books by Australian and New Zealand authors have been longlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A total of 142 books were nominated for the 2015 award by libraries in 39 different countries. This year’s longlist includes 49 novels that have been translated into English and 29 debut novels. "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" was the most popular title nominated by Australian libraries, with four nominations from libraries in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane. The shortlist for the 2015 award will be announced on 15 April and the winner will be announced on 17 June...

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    The shortlists for the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards were recently announced by QLD State Librarian, Janette Wright. At the time Ms Wright said “It has been inspiring and encouraging to see many of Australia’s distinguished and much loved authors represented alongside debut authors. The judges, across all categories, have had an extremely challenging task short listing from such a rich field of nominations and I thank them for their work."  The award winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony to be held on Monday 8th December 2014. In the meantime, the shortlisted titles are listed below for you...

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    The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. Since their launch in 1971, the awards have rewarded a wide range of excellent books and authors across all genres. Uniquely, the prize has five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book - with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year. Below you will find the shortlist for each category as well as...

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    The winners of the 2014 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced. The WAYRBA were established in 1970 and are voted on by young readers across Western Australia. The Award operates on three levels, Younger Readers, Picture Books and Older Readers. Readers are invited to nominate, through their libraries, books that they have enjoyed. These nominations are then considered by the WAYRBA committee and the three lists are drawn up.Young people are asked to read titles on the lists and evaluate  them as  ‘terrific’, ‘good’, ‘okay’ or ‘awful.’ The winning WAYRBA books this year are: *Picture books* The Three Bears (Sort of)...

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    The Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBA) have been declared for another year.  Did you know the awards were established in 1985 by a group of Victorians keen to see children engage in reading Australian books? Run by a volunteer committee, their goal is still the same: to provide children a voice within the general Australian children’s book industry.  The YABBA Awards encourages children to read recent Australian published books, rate them against all others and then finally reward that book they feel is best. This year the awards were held at Hillcrest Christian College where authors and illustrators chatted with their...

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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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