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Miles Franklin Literary Award – Every Winner Since 1957

In 1957, the first winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced: Patrick White, for his novel Voss. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to novels describing life in suburbia, compulsive gamblers, Australians abroad – but always true to the terms of Miles Franklin’s will: ‘[the] prize shall be awarded for the Novel for […]

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ABC’s My Favourite Book 2004

The ABC announced the results of their nationwide search for Australia’s favourite books on Sunday 5 December, 2004.

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Australia’s 50 Favourite Kids’ Books 2014

The Australian Booksellers Association released the results of its Australia’s 50 Favourite Kids’ Books poll on National Bookshop Day on 9 August. The ABA said it received ‘thousands of votes’ for its second annual National Bookshop Day poll. ‘From picture books to young adult titles, the list reflects what is great and important about getting kids […]

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Indie Award Winners 2014

On March 26, Independent booksellers of Australia announced The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan as their favourite Australian book from last year and the winner of The Indie Book of the Year Award 2014. The category award winners are: BEST FICTION: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Random House) BEST NON-FICTION: Girt by David Hunt […]

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Australian Romance Readers Award Winners 2013

The winners of the 2013 Australian Romance Readers Awards were announced in Sydney on the 22nd March. The announcements commenced with the new Members’ Choice awards: Favourite Cover: the winner was Half Moon Bay by Helene Young. Sexiest Hero: the winner was Daniel Montgomery in Outback Dreams by Rachael Johns. Favourite New Romance Author: the winner was Anna Cowan. In the main categories the […]

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Australia’s Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads

In 2013, Get Reading began an extensive, nationwide search for the favourite Australian books of all time. Almost 6000 votes for more than 1100 nominated titles were received. Is your favourite on their list?

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