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2019 Premier's Literary Prizes
Tasmania Book Prize: Bridget Crack (Rachel Leary)
Margaret Scott Prize: Flames (Robbie Arnott)
University of Tasmania Prize: The Signal Line (Brendan Colley)
Tasmania Book Prize - People's Choice: Bridget Crack (Rachel Leary)
Margaret Scott Prize - People's Choice: Star-crossed (Minnie Darke)
University of Tasmania Prize - People's Choice: The People's Park (Stephenie Cahalan) and The Clinking (Susie Greenhill)
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2020 Indie Book Awards Longlist
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2019 Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Fiction: The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones)
Non-Fiction: Half the Perfect World (Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell)
Australian History: The Bible in Australia (Meredith Lake)
Poetry: Sun Music (Judith Beveridge)
Children’s Fiction: His Name Was Walter (Emily Rodda)
Young Adult Fiction: The Things That Will Not Stand (Michael Gerard Bauer)
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2019 Booker Prize
Winners: The Testaments (Margaret Atwood) and Girl, Woman, Other (Bernardine Evaristo)
Ducks, Newburyport (Lucy Ellmann)
An Orchestra of Minorities (Chigozie Obioma)
Quichotte (Salman Rushdie)
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Elif Shafak)
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2019 Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist
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The Bay: The European history of St Helens
St Helens’ tin mining history and social history are showcased here in The Bay. Richardson reveals the hardships endured by the early settlers of St Helens before tin was discovered, and the even more significant changes when tin mining ended.
Explore Your World: Weird! Wild! Amazing!
Professor Tim Flannery deep-dives into the natural world in a science book that will enthrall and enlighten children. It will also make them laugh out loud … and squirm in disgust.
Fascists Among Us
The massacre of more than fifty worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shocked the world. The murders were not random. They expressed a particular ideology, one that the alleged perpetrator described as ‘fascism’. But what does fascism mean today — and what kind of threat does it pose?
Acid for the Children
Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.
Five more-than-human figures - or forms, or forces - are traversing the landscape, moving steadily towards a point where they will converge and become Ness. Ness is the land awakened. Ness is lichen skin and willow-bower bones, condensing mist, tidal drift and deep time. Ness has hagstones for eyes and Ness speaks only in birds, firecrests in the day and swifts after dusk. And Ness has come to take this island back.
Four older women with a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. By the author of the award-winning book The Natural Way of Things.
Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, Damascus explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer - class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, exile - and the ways in which nations, societies, communities, families and individuals are united and divided.
A new portrait of Governor Macquarie, the person who transformed the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and prosperous society, but who also played a part in the dispossession of the continent’s original people.
Matthew Evans captures Fat Pig Farm’s year of growing, cooking and feasting. It’s part how-to, part evocative diary, part cookbook, and with more than 100 recipes it is the perfect inspiration for those about to embark on a simpler life.
Year of the Monkey
This haunting new memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. As Patti Smith heads toward a new decade in her life, she offers this balm to the reader- with her wisdom, wit, and gimlet eye - as she writes of grief, disillusionment and ageing.
Eat Drink Love Tasmania 2
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust
The Dutch House
Chanel: The making of a collection
We Are the Weather
Talking To Strangers
Shipwrecks in Australian Waters 1622-1850
The Last Bushrangers
No One is Too Small to Make a Difference
'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’ In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
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