James Patterson NZ bookshop grants announced

Four New Zealand bookshops have received grants of up to $5000 as part of James Patterson’s Australian and New Zealand bookshop grants.The recipients are: Hedleys Bookshop, Masterton Wardini Books, Havelock North Paper Plus Northlands, Christchurch The Children’s Bookshop, Wellington.     Hedleys Bookshop will use its grant to employ a children’s Read more...
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Davitt Awards 2015 shortlists announced

Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlists for the 2015 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women.The shortlisted titles in each category are:Adult novel Through the Cracks (Honey Brown, Michael Joseph) Forbidden Fruit: A Nell Forrest Mystery (Ilsa Evans, Momentum) Read more...
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It seems strange that [...] there aren’t stronger links between Australian and New Zealand writers and readers

- NZ writer Elizabeth Heritage on the tendency for Australian readers to neglect NZ books

NZ author Smaill on Booker Prize longlist

New Zealand author Anna Smaill’s debut dystopian novel The Chimes (Sceptre) is one of 13 titles longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The full longlist is:   Read more...

ABC Shops to close; bookstores, ABC in discussion over ABC Centres

The ABC has announced it will close its ABC Shops to focus on its online store and ABC branded outlets in other retailers. The ABC has also sent  Read more...

Industry responds to Lantern cuts

The Australian book industry has rejected reports that the Australian cookbook market is in decline following Penguin Random House’s announcement last week that its Lantern illustrated  Read more...

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The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins, Doubleday

Memory Man, David Baldacci, Macmillan

Yes! No (Maybe...):Tom Gates, Liz Pichon, Scholastic