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  • Looking for something to read during April? 📖
Dive into exciting new fiction with @leahswannwriter’s thrilling novel ✈️, an underwater fantasy by @clairelmckenna 🐙 and short novel collection by Don Winslow 👮‍♂️ Learn about your appetite from Dr David Raubenheimer & Dr Stephen J. Simpson 🍴or go on an epic adventure with Adam Courtenay 👻 Plus the luminous and inspiring Phosphorescence by @juliabaird ✨
  • ‘A package of dynamite’ - Stephen King

Nuanced. Uncomfortable. Bold. Powerful. 
My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacher.

The book is available now in paperback, eBook and audio (audio read by Grace Gummer, Meryl Streep’s daughter)
  • At this unprecedented time, we want to let you know that we are more committed than ever to the power of stories, the wonderful authors who write them and our friends across the bookselling community who help place books in the hands of readers. The simple comfort of reading will play a huge role in our lives in the coming days and weeks.
We are working hard to ensure you have lots of ways to connect with your favourite authors and discover new books, and we know that lots of amazing bookshops around the country are doing the same. Keep an eye on our channels for news on fabulous bookseller and author initiatives and interactive online events with some of our authors.
In the spirit of bookloving, we’d like to know; what are you reading at the moment which is bringing you joy?
#ReadAtHome #StayHome
  • @australiareads will take place over 17 days in September as a celebration of reading, our collective love of the arts, and of the talent of local authors. We’re thrilled that @dervlamctiernan is one of this year’s ambassadors and that @beckfeiner_illustrations is the inaugural Illustration Ambassador.
Dervla says,
'It’s wonderful for readers and writers to have a special day to celebrate what we love. I think too about the people who have wandered away from books over the years, and just need a reminder of what they’ve been missing and a way back in. Australia Reads can be that reminder.' ✏️
Beck says,
'Being surrounded by wonderful picture books from a young age, inspired me to dream of one day becoming an illustrator and author. However, the less obvious reason is that reading has provided me with a way to deal with stress and turmoil in my life. There is nothing more comforting than knowing you have a great book next to your bed. That comfort and escapism has been incredibly powerful for me’

  • Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.

Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth's been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.

None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide, there's only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.
  • It’s Banjo Time yet again! Aspiring authors, ready your manuscripts - #TheBanjoPrize is now open for submissions! We’re looking for exciting new Australian voices telling the sorts of stories that we love to read.

While this year's process may look a little different to that of previous years - with manuscripts read at home rather than in-office - we're still so excited to see new Australian writing! While there’s so much uncertainty in the world, stories are more important than ever 💞

Entries close: 5.00pm AEST Friday 29 May 2020

For more info - including how to enter - visit the link in our bio. Good luck!
  • Absorbing, achingly beautiful, inspiring and deeply moving, @juliabaird has written exactly the book we need for these times. ✨

Phosphorescence is OUT NOW 📖 

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