Burrell wins Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Andrew Burrell has won the 2014 Ashurst Business Literature Prize for his book Twiggy: The High Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest (Black Inc.). Burrell was presented with the $30,000 prize at an event in Sydney on 4 March. His book was selected from a shortlist of four, which also included Stop the Presses: How Greed, Incompetence (and the Internet) Wrecked Fairfax (Ben Hills, ABC Books), Read more...

‘WBN’ published Thursday next week

Please note that, due to the public holiday on Monday in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT, the next Weekly Book Newsletter will be published on Thursday 12 March. The deadline for classifieds and job advertisements is therefore 12 noon Wednesday 11 March. Please send classifieds, jobs and notices to Read more...

Newman condemned himself to being published outside of Queensland when he axed the Awards ...

- Lecturer Jane Messer on UQP’s decision not to publish Campbell Newman’s memoir

Australia Council report finds 87% of Australians read ‘literature’, more than half read weekly

Reading is the most popular way for Australians to consume the arts, according to a new Australia Council report. ‘Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts’ is  Read more...

Avid Reader opens children’s bookshop

Brisbane’s Avid Reader has opened its specialist children’s, YA and giftware bookstore, Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop, located next to its West End store. Owner Fiona Stager told  Read more...

Quote of the week

‘Newman condemned himself to being published outside of Queensland when he axed the Awards. Perhaps his future memoir will reflect on this with the benefit of  Read more...

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The Ruby Circle, Richelle Mead, Viking

Fifty Shades of Grey (film tie-in), E. L. James, Arrow Books