Middleton wins 2015 Vogel

Murray Middleton has won this year’s Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for his short-story collection When There’s Nowhere Else to Run. The book was chosen by author Rohan Wilson, bookseller Jenny Barry and the Australian literary editor Stephen Romei from a shortlist of four, which also included Animal Etiquette (Stephanie Barham), Sign (Colin Dray) and Lacepede (Geraldine Love). Extracts of the shortlisted titles appeared in the Australian newspaper on 18 April and are Read more...

Family memoir ‘Cracking the Code’ optioned for film

Film rights to Stephen and Sally Damiani’s family memoir Cracking the Code (Random House) have been optioned by M4 Entertainment (formerly Mushroom Pictures), with script development already in progress. Executive producer Mark Morrissey said he found the memoir ‘an incredibly inspiring true story that celebrates the human condition in a very Read more...

Vogel 2015 shortlist announced

The titles shortlisted for this year’s Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award have been announced. The four shortlisted titles are: Animal Etiquette (Stephanie Barham), ‘a punk version of Brideshead Revisited  Read more...
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Bestsellers this week

True stories are in demand this week, as two memoirs top the highest new entries and fastest movers charts. Somebody That I Used to Know (The  Read more...

Inaugural History Writers’ Festival to be held this weekend

The inaugural History Writers’ Festival will be held at Readers’ Feast Bookstore in Melbourne this weekend, the 18-19 April. Interviews with authors and panel discussions will be held  Read more...

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The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins, Doubleday

Going Paleo, Pete Evans & Nora T. Gedgaudas, Plum

American Sniper (film tie-in), Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice , HarperCollins