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Miles Franklin Shortlist- It's all women this year!

This is exciting news for Australian women writers. I am sure Miles Franklin herself would be very happy with this year's list.

An all-female shortlist has been named for the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, Australia's most prestigious literary prize.

First-time novelists Romy Ash, Annah Faulkner and Drusilla Modjeska, are among the five nominees competing for the $60,000 prize.

Author of Questions of Travel, Michelle de Kretser, and Carrie Tiffany, who wrote…

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Added by Lindach on April 30, 2013 at 12:59 — No Comments

Winner of the first Stella Prize Announced

Congratulations to Carrie Tiffany winner of the Stella Prize, a new literary award for Australian female authors, for her book "Mateship with Birds"

The Stella Prize is a major new literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing. It is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin, and celebrates women’s contribution to Australian literature. The Stella Prize rewards one writer with a significant…

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Added by Lindach on April 17, 2013 at 17:28 — No Comments

2012 Aurealis Awards Finalists

If you are into Horror, Scfi,Speculative Fiction or Fantasy you might want to check out the finalists for this year's Aurealis Awards for Australian writers of Adult, Children's and Yong Adult books in these genres. The article is on the Australian Women's Writers Site:

http://australianwomenwriters.com/2013/03/22/announcement-of-the-2012-aurealis-awards-finalists/

Added by Lindach on March 22, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments

World Book Day March 7, 2013

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Photo courtesy of The Guardian 2/3/13

Celebrating World Book Day, Thursday March 7, 2013. Long live the book! …

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Added by Merilyn on March 5, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Library Lovers Day 2013

For most people February 14 means only one thing, chocolates, roses and romantic dinners for two. But 7 years ago Valentine’s Day took on a new meaning and now a celebration of everything we love about libraries. And let’s face it what’s not to love!

 

This year at Mosman we are celebrating Library Lovers Day with something different. Our ‘Movies Love…

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Added by Merilyn on February 12, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Great Reads for Library Lovers Day

With Library Lovers Day (February 14) just around the corner now seems a likely time to think about our favourite romance novels, which doesn't only mean Mills & Boon. There are hundreds of great love stories out there that are far from the trashy romances you may associate with this genre. Here’s just a few which if you haven’t read them are bound to ignite your passion for romance.

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Added by Merilyn on February 6, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

"Read, Review & Win" - the winners so far

 

 

Congratulations to the first three winners!

D. Mary Jolin, Anne Cohen and Margaret Evans were thrilled with

their prizes.  Submit your review today, and perhaps you'll be the next

one to win.…

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Added by Read, Review & Win on January 23, 2013 at 14:24 — 2 Comments

Read, review & win this summer

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Attention all readers! Pick up your pens and get ready to start reviewing because Mosman Library is once again running its successful Summer Reading Program over the holiday season. We are looking for willing and able book reviewers to write a short review and go into the draw to win some great prizes. Enter your review online when you join the library’s own social…

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Added by Merilyn on January 2, 2013 at 15:53 — No Comments

Mosman Library Literary Trivia Night.

Winning team The Miss Marples

 

Mosman Library’s Literary Trivia Night turned out to be loads of book loving fun and the perfect finale to the National Year of Reading 2012. What better way to celebrate reading than to hold a literary trivia night formulated to challenge even the most well read book buffs. 

 

Six rounds of questions including general fiction, classic and children’s fiction, Dickens, books to…

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Added by Merilyn on December 5, 2012 at 13:58 — No Comments

NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2012 shortlists announced.

They've been a long time coming but the NSW Premier's Literary Awards shortlists have now been announced with Anna Funder's All that I am once again in the running for a literary prize. She is up against 5 other prominent Australian authors including 2011 Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott. Overall there are 72 authors and illustrators competing for a share of $360,000 in the 14 categories including the 2012 NSW Premier's History Awards.

 

The Christina…

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Added by Merilyn on November 5, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life - William Nicholson

This book promised a lot.  And I had heard great reviews, so was really looking forward to getting started with it.  But, I’m afraid to say that I was left feeling a little underwhelmed.

That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the book.  I did, and I’m currently now reading William Nicholson’s next novel, “All the Hopeless Lovers”.

 

However, I felt that the book spread the story too thin.  Across too many characters, and at times I found myself wondering where the…

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Added by Fran Cormack on October 2, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments

JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is out today!

 

 

 

The new novel by JK Rowling has nothing to do with wizards or witches or evil magic and the author and publishers are quite clear in saying that the book is not for children but is her first written for adults. So before you read it you might want to check out this review from the…

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Added by Lindach on September 27, 2012 at 13:14 — No Comments

Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

 

 

This year's shortlist has just been announced. Hilary Mantel is up again this year.Can she win again for Bring Up the Bodies which continues the story of her previous Booker winner Wolf Hall?

For full details follow this…

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Added by Lindach on September 12, 2012 at 15:13 — 2 Comments

It's time to 'Get Reading'!

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Added by Merilyn on September 3, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Maeve Binchy's novels will live on....

 

The writing world lost one of its greatest contributors on July 30 2012 with the death of Irish queen of fiction Maeve Binchy. Undoubtedly one of the world’s most successful novelists Binchy has sold over 40 million copies worldwide…

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Added by Merilyn on August 1, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Countdown to 'The Reading Hour'!

Reading aloud to children is one of the most rewarding aspects of parenting in the early years and you only have to see a child's rapt…

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Added by Merilyn on July 31, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Discover a great book this winter and tell us about it!

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Added by Merilyn on June 19, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Mosman Library’s Big Day In 2012! Celebrating Library & Information Week.

Mosman Library’s Big Day In 2012 turned out to be a big day out for the many Mosman residents who joined in the celebrations on Saturday. The…

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Added by Merilyn on May 28, 2012 at 15:50 — 1 Comment

What are your favourite Aussie novels??

Is it Cloudstreet or My Brilliant Career, The Slap or maybe Jasper Jones? Any one of these could be voted in the top 10 Australian novels of all time. What’s your favourite? To celebrate the National Year of Reading 2012 the ABC Tuesday Evening Book Club is throwing it out there to Aussie…

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Added by Merilyn on May 11, 2012 at 12:18 — No Comments

Last Chance to win an eReader by submitting a book review in National Year Of Reading 2012 Competition

 

 

 

The National Year of Reading and the Right Honourable Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of…

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Added by Lindach on May 4, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

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