Prizes and Awards
Australian Author wins US Literary Award
Melbourne-based author Bram Presser has won the debut fiction award at the 2018 National Jewish Book Awards for his novel The Book of Dirt.
Established in 1950 by the Jewish Book Council, the award serves to recognise outstanding books in the field of Jewish literature across multiple categories.
The Book of Dirt, published by Text, is a completely original novel about love, family secrets, and Jewish myths. And it is a heart-warming story about a grandson’s devotion to the power of storytelling and his family’s legacy.
Costa Book Award Winners Announced
The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by UK and Ireland based authors. The awards are separated into five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry, and Children’s Books – with one of the books selected as Book of The Year on the 29th of January in London.
The 2018 Costa Book Awards winners were:
First Novel: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Novel: Normal People by Sally Rooney
Biography: The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es
Poetry: Assurances by J. O. Morgan
Children’s Books: The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay
In Conversation with Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project
Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters and an ending that will have readers cheering for joy, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the internationally best-selling and beloved series that began with The Rosie Project.
Join best-selling author of The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion, in conversation about his new book The Rosie Result at this very special event at Riverside Theatres on the 7th of February, 6:30pm.
Books will be available for purchase on the night and you will have the opportunity to meet Graeme to have it signed. All attendees will also have the chance to win lucky door prizes of the Rosie books.
You can read more about the event and purchase tickets here.
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