March 2011 Blog Posts (5)

John Le Carre asks to be withdrawn from Man Booker International Prize List!

I was suprised to come across this article in The Guardian about John Le Carre's request to be taken out of consideration for this year's Man Booker International Prize. Read the following article to find out why!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9570766

Here is the list of the 13 authors shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize which is awarded every 4 years and which was announced in Sydney…

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Added by Lindach on March 30, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Staff picks - April 2011

Jones, Gail.

Five bells.

AUSTRALIAN /JONE

Franklin, Tom.

Crooked letter, crooked letter.

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Added by Bern on March 29, 2011 at 11:03 — No Comments

2011 Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

Each year the Premier's Literary Awards honour some of Australia's best and most influential written works including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The awards not only set a benchmark for Australian writers but encourage people to enjoy and become involved in what is an important aspect of  Australian culture and arts. Our writers have been recognised each year since 1979 when Neville Wran presented the very first Christina Stead…

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Added by Merilyn on March 18, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

St Patrick's Day reading suggestions

 

 

 

 

 

As today is St Patrick's Day I thought we should celebrate Irish writers. So here is the link to the 2010 Irish Book Awards for some suggestions for great Irish reads.

My favourite Irish writers are Colm Toibin, Sebastian Barry and John Banville

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Added by Lindach on March 17, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Upcoming books...

On Thursday the 24th we will be reading "The God of small things" by Aruhndati Roy. Last month we read "The well at worlds end" by A.J. Mackinnon which most found to be a great read. His earlier book "The unlikely voyage of  Jack de Crow" has been reviewed here and is definitely a recommended read.

Added by Thursday Mens reading group on March 14, 2011 at 15:53 — No Comments

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