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Stella Prize 2018 Longlist Announced

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Added by Lindach on February 9, 2018 at 11:24 — No Comments

Announcing the 2016 Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction Longlist

On International Women's Day the longlist for the 2016 Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction was announced. Follow the link below for some wonderful reads especially " A Little Life".…

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Added by Lindach on March 9, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Best Books of 2015 According to Oprah.com

Oprah.com has chosen the best books of 2015. 

Here they are:

Best Books of 2015

Added by Lindach on December 29, 2015 at 15:21 — No Comments

Read Review & Win Summer 2016

Win a voucher to dine at Ripples Chowder Bay!

Read, Review & Win, Mosman Library Service's reading incentive program for adults, is back from 1-31 January 2016 .

Simply write a book review to go into the draw to win a $250 voucher to spend at "Ripples", Chowder Bay.

Either fill in a review card, post your review on the…

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Added by Lindach on December 29, 2015 at 14:43 — No Comments

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2015

 The winners of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards were announced last night.

For more information follow this link: …

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Added by Lindach on December 15, 2015 at 8:54 — No Comments

2015 Stella Prize Shortlist Announced

 

 

 

From more than 150 entries, this year’s Stella Prize judges – critic and writer Kerryn Goldsworthy (chair); journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum; writer and lecturer Tony Birch; singer–songwriter Sarah Blasko; and acclaimed…

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Added by Lindach on March 12, 2015 at 14:49 — No Comments

Want to win an eBook reader?

We are looking for your story of how libraries or a particular library has changed your life. Why not share your story as part of Mosman Library's online competition celebrating Australian and Library Week 2013 there is a Sony eBook reader up for grabs!

Here's the link:…

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Added by Lindach on May 14, 2013 at 12:25 — No Comments

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

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 Guardian newspaper. Just click on the link:…

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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 link:…

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Added by Lindach on September 12, 2012 at 15:13 — 2 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 Our Story…

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

Want some suggestions for a great read during the National Year of Reading?

The Shortlists for the Miles Franklin and National Biography Award have just been announced. Perhaps you will find something to tempt and add to your " Must Read" List for National Year of Reading 2012.

Miles Franklin Award Shortlist

  • Tony Birch, Blood
  • Anna Funder, All That I Am
  • Gillian Mears, Foal's…
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Added by Lindach on May 3, 2012 at 16:13 — 1 Comment

Vampire Novel of the Century!

To commemorate this very special year for vampire literature, a century since the death of the creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker, Richard Matheson's 'I am Legend' has been named - Vampire Novel of the Century. Read this article from the Guardian newspaper in the UK to find out why:

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Added by Lindach on April 4, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Mosman Library Launch of National Year of Reading 2012

Mosman Library will be kicking off the National Year of Reading with our Big Book Club Party on Library Lovers Day, 14 February at 6.30pm.

All are welcome to come and celebrate reading with the members of our book clubs. There will be Lucky Door Prizes, refreshments and some surprises.

We are also interested in knowing what book changed your life or had the…

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Added by Lindach on January 18, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments

Bram Stoker's Missing Journal Found!

For all those fans of Dracula out there, here is some exciting news! The lost journal of Bram Stoker has been found and will be published in March 2012 to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Bram Stoker's death. Lots of insight and information on Bram and the creation of the seminal novel- Dracula.I can hardly wait to read it.…

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Added by Lindach on January 3, 2012 at 16:22 — No Comments

Huff Post Best Books for 2011

Check out the Huff Post editors' selections via the link below. I was glad to see included my favourite for the year ,'The Tiger's Wife' by Tea Obreht, and also one of the books on my 'to read' list, 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/29/11-best-books-of-2011_n_1174162.html.

Added by Lindach on December 30, 2011 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Nominations for Ned Kelly Award for Crime Writing announced.

The nominations for16th Ned Kelly Award for Crime Writing have been announced. This Award has been linked with the Melbourne Writers Festival since 2000 and includes Australia's best crime writers both fiction and non-fiction.Follow the link below for this year's list.

 

http://nedkellyawards.com/index.php/news-feeds

Added by Lindach on April 29, 2011 at 10:36 — No Comments

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