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A Gripping and Compelling Read: Review of The Day the Lies Began by Kylie Kaden

August 27, 2019

Two couples, four ironclad friendships, a small coastal town… the perfect ingredients for a haunting and unputdownable domestic noir. “It seemed simple at first – folding one lie over the next. She had become expert at feathering over the cracks to ensure her life appeared the same. But inside, it didn’t feel fixed.” Lago Point […] - Read more


It Poses Hard, Ethical Questions About Quality of Life: Read an Extract from Out of Time by Steve Hawke

August 26, 2019

Start reading now Joe and Anne are in love. They’re ready for retirement, ready to take holidays with each other and ready to watch their darling grandchildren grow up. They’re going to grow old together. But our story opens with a scene that already sets us on edge. Joe – a gifted architect – has […] - Read more


Book People News: In Melbourne? It’s Time to Talk About Love at the MWF19

Are you ready for the Melbourne Writers Festival? This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival is focussing on Matters of the Heart. Through the lens of this year’s theme, When We Talk About Love, authors, journalists, playwrights, poets, songwriters and artists will tell stories of resilience, of heartbreak and letting go, of family and bodies and home. Held across […] - Read more


Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Book Curator. Would you?

August 22, 2019

I’m not a Gwyneth Paltrow basher. While other people rolled their eyes at her conscious uncoupling, I figured one less bitter divorce in the world was a good thing. And yes, the vaginal steaming was a bit much, but maybe hers needs steaming. But now Gwynnie has gone and had her bookshelves curated and I […] - Read more

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Want to Write? At Writing NSW, you Learn From the Best

August 21, 2019

  Judging by the feedback we’ve received from our six-part podcast series, Better Reading on Writing, there are a lot of people out there who dream of writing a book. So you’ve listened to the podcast, but what next? Where do you begin? Our advice is to sign up for a writing course. Not only […] - Read more


A True Treasure: Read an Extract From A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

Start reading now If she was to make a mark on the world, she would have to do so in another way… It’s 14 years after The Great War and Violet Speedwell is like many others – mourning the loss of her loved ones. Her brother and fiancé were both victims of the war. Unlike […] - Read more


It is a Book that Seeks Emotional Truth: Q&A with Steve Hawke, Author of Out of Time

About the Author Steve Hawke grew up in Melbourne but found his way to the Northern Territory and then to the Kimberley as a nineteen-year-old in 1978. Captivated by the country, the history and the people, he stayed for almost fifteen years working for Aboriginal communities and organisations. He now lives in the hills outside […] - Read more


Book People News: Choose your Next Crime Read From the 2019 Ned Kelly Shortlist

August 20, 2019

We know how incredibly popular Australian crime is. If you’re a crime reader and looking for your next read… look no further than the 2019 Ned Kelly Shortlist. The Australian Crime Writing Association have announced the shortlist for the NED KELLY AWARDS 2019. Now in its 24th year the Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious […] - Read more


A Beautiful Picture of Family, Friends, Love and Loss: Review of Out of Time by Steve Hawke

Joe and Anne are in love. They’re ready for retirement, ready to take holidays with each other and ready to watch their darling grandchildren grow up. They’re going to grow old together. But our story opens with a scene that already sets us on edge. Joe – a gifted architect – has just finished giving […] - Read more