Sonja Dechian is the winner of the 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. She receives $5,000 for her story ‘The Point-Blank Murder’. Dechian was announced as the winner of the Jolley Prize by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke at a special ceremony at Readings Hawthorn on 11 September that featured readings from all three … Continue reading Jolley Prize 2019 (Winner): ‘The Point-Blank Murder’ by Sonja Dechian
I'm super thrilled to announce that Tracey Allen from Carpe Librum and I are teaming up for a buddy read! 👏 We'll be reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier in the first week of August to coincide with the original publication date back in August 1938. A modern classic and an international bestseller that has … Continue reading Announcement! Upcoming Buddy Read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
I was pretty chuffed on Friday to see this Tweet: Book vlogger My Reading Days documents her progress so far with our bingo card. Crossing mediums like this, and also seeing other reviewers, who I don't even know, using the bingo card was rather thrilling. So much time goes into choosing categories each year, theming … Continue reading #BookBingo hits YouTube
We're at the half way mark through the year and I have completed the Book Lover Book Reviews #AussieAuthor19 reading challenge. To recap: The Aussie Author Challenge 2019 #AussieAuthor19 Chosen level: KANGAROO Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of … Continue reading #AussieAuthor19 – Challenge Completed!
There's a few favourites of mine in this shortlist, so I'm quite excited to share this book news with you. Here is the complete #ABIA2019 shortlist:
And here it is. The 2019 Stella Prize Shortlist. I have read one (Little Gods) and have another (The Bridge) on my radar for reading this month. The winner will be announced in the evening on Tuesday, April 9. If you're on Twitter, you can follow the excitement on the night via #2019StellaPrize.
Today the longlist has been announced for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards. A shortlist will be released on Thursday April 11, with the winners announced on Thursday 2 May. As I've done in past years, I'm just going to share the photos showing the nominated books in their categories as released by ABIA over … Continue reading Longlist Announced for the 2019 ABIAs
I can't wait for this book by Josephine Moon. It's almost as though she's written it just for me! Needless to say, look out for my review in July! And now for something completely different… Coming in July from Simon & Schuster Australia is my second non-fiction title and they have done a beautiful job … Continue reading New non-fiction, ‘Buddhism for Meat Eaters’, coming July 2019 — Josephine Moon
Farewell to a favourite of mine. The Shell Seekers, Coming Home, and Winter Solstice - cherished novels that are still on my shelves. This article from The Booktopian sums up the achievements of Rosamunde Pilcher for us. Author, Rosamunde Pilcher, has died at age 94. Early in her career, Rosamunde Pilcher wrote for Mills & … Continue reading Farewell Rosamunde Pilcher
Many of you may have already seen this but I'm quite excited to see a few familiar titles on this longlist. The 2019 Stella Prize longlist is: Little Gods (my review) by Jenny Ackland (Allen & Unwin) Man Out of Time (have heard great things and plan to read) by Stephanie Bishop (Hachette Australia) Bluebottle … Continue reading #2019StellaPrize Longlist