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Audiobooks: Surprise Findings

July 6, 2018

You might be surprised to know that when you put your headphones on and your feet up for some ‘me time,’ some 2.5 million Australians are there with you, listening to audiobooks. The latest data shows that audiobook listeners read or listened to an average of 15 books in the last year, and 77% of […] - Read more

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Heartbreaking, Joyous and Exhilarating: Read a sample chapter of Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe

July 4, 2018

Start Reading Now   Trent Dalton’s first book, Boy Swallows Universe is a funny, tender and raw coming of age story set in 1980s Australia. After a six-day trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court, Slim was sentenced to life for bashing a taxi driver to death with a Colt 45 pistol. Tabloid newspapers dubbed Slim […] - Read more


Born to Write: Read an extract from When Elephants Fight by Majok Tulba

July 3, 2018

Start Reading Now ‘My lungs seem to be filling with water, there’s no space for air. I can’t feel my legs at all now. I want to cry and I don’t want to. I don’t know what to do. A part of me is trying to get away from my body, trying to escape to […] - Read more


He Wrote What He Knew: Trent Dalton shares list of books that influenced him as a teen

About the author Trent Dalton is a staff writer for The Weekend Australian Magazine and former assistant editor of The Courier Mail. He’s a two-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, a three-time winner of a Kennedy Award for Excellence in NSW Journalism and a four-time winner of the national News Awards Features Journalist of […] - Read more


Dark Past, Dazzling Future: Q&A With Trent Dalton on his new book Boy Swallows Universe

About the author Trent Dalton is a staff writer for The Weekend Australian Magazine and former assistant editor of The Courier Mail. He’s a two-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, a three-time winner of a Kennedy Award for Excellence in NSW Journalism and a four-time winner of the national News Awards Features Journalist of […] - Read more


Android Phone Users No Longer Left Out

You can now listen to our Better Reading podcast on your Android phone via Google Podcasts At Better Reading, we love books – but we also love the people behind the books! We know that our community of readers are eager to learn more about the books that they love, which is why we host […] - Read more


Magical Storyteller: Review of When Elephants Fight by Majok Tulba

July 2, 2018

‘My lungs seem to be filling with water, there’s no space for air. I can’t feel my legs at all now. I want to cry and I don’t want to. I don’t know what to do. A part of me is trying to get away from my body, trying to escape to where the trees […] - Read more


Australian Novel Sparks Global Sales: Review of Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton’s first book, Boy Swallows Universe is a funny, tender and raw coming of age story set in 1980s Australia. After a six-day trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court, Slim was sentenced to life for bashing a taxi driver to death with a Colt 45 pistol. Tabloid newspapers dubbed Slim ‘The Taxi Driver Killer,’ […] - Read more


Literary Legends: Christian White talks about his literary inspirations

June 26, 2018

About Christian White Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. He co-created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown […] - Read more


Better Reading Preview: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson Registration Form

We have 25 more copies of  The Children’s House by Alice Nelson  to give away as part of Better Reading Preview! (If you have already signed up as a Preview reviewer for this title, you do not need to sign up again.) Announcing Better Reading Preview: an exclusive chance to read and review free books before […] - Read more