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2020 Indie Book Awards
Book of the Year: There Was Still Love (Favel Parrett)
Fiction: There Was Still Love (Favel Parrett)
Non-Fiction: Tell Me Why (Archie Roach)
Debut Fiction: Allegra in Three Parts (Suzanne Daniel)
Illustrated Non-Fiction: The Lost Boys (Paul Byrnes)
Children's: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals (Sami Bayly)
Young Adult: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling (Wai Chim)
For further information visit the Indie Book Awards website.
2020 Stella Prize Shortlist
See What You Made Me Do (Jess Hill)
Diving into Glass (Caro Llewellyn)
There Was Still Love (Favel Parrett)
Here Until August (Josephine Rowe)
The Yield (Tara June Winch)
The Weekend (Charlotte Wood)
For further information, see the Stella Prize website.
2020 Australian Book Industry Awards Longlist
For further information visit the ABIA website.
2020 Children's Book Council of Australia Notables
See the full list here.
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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The Mirror and the Light #3 Wolf Hall
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With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.
Waves of Unreason
The Personal History of David Copperfield (film tie-in)
“You are too young to know how the world changes everyday,' said Mrs Creakle, 'and how the people in it pass away. But we all have to learn it, David; some of us when we are young, some of us when we are old, some of us at all times in our lives.”
The Iconic Interior
A companion to The Iconic House, this compact volume features over 100 of the most spectacular interiors from across the world, spanning the entire 20th century to the present day. It includes interiors assembled by artists and fashion designers, architects, interior and set-designers, bringing together diverse design talents from Piero Fornasetti to Alvar Aalto, Marc Newson and Matthew Williamson.
Indigenous land management expert, Victor Steffensen, offers us wisdom in a time of crisis, telling how the revival of cultural burning practices, and improved 'reading' of country, can help to restore our land.
For nearly seven decades, Truganini lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than we can imagine. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy - the so-called extinction of the original people of Tasmania. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write the extraordinary story of this amazing indigenous woman in full.
Australian journalist Peter Grose tells the infamous true story of a band of convicts who escaped the living hell of the penal colony at Sarah Island in Van Diemen's Land. By stealing a leaky and untested brig they had helped build, then sailing it across the Pacific from Tasmania to Chile with neither a map nor a chronometer, ten convicts began an incredible escape and an unbelievable journey.
A new novel from cult sci-fi author William Gibson. In an alternate time track, Hillary Clinton wins the election and Donald Trump’s political ambitions are thwarted. Moving forward to London, 22nd century: cataclysmic events have killed 80 per cent of humanity opening the door to a shadowy start-up that hires a young woman to test a new product, a ‘cross-platform personal avatar’ developed by the military as a form of artificial intelligence.
In The Medicine, medical practitioner, short fiction writer and essayist, Dr Karen Hitchcock, takes us to the frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day. In an overcrowded, underfunded medical system, she explores how listening carefully to a patient’s experience can be as important as prescribing a pill.
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.
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.
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.
Longlisted for the Stella Prize 2020.
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
Talking To Strangers
Shipwrecks in Australian Waters 1622-1850
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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