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2020 Stella Prize Longlist
Lucky Ticket (Joey Bui)
Songspirals (Gay’wu Group of Women)
The House of Youssef (Yumna Kassab)
See What You Made Me Do (Jess Hill)
Diving into Glass (Caro Llewellyn)
When One Person Dies the Whole World is Over (Mandy Ord)
There Was Still Love (Favel Parrett)
Here Until August (Josephine Rowe)
This is How We Change the Ending (Vikki Wakefield)
The Yield (Tara June Winch)
The Weekend (Charlotte Wood)
Paper Emperors (Sally Young)
For further information, see the Stella Prize website.
2020 Indie Book Awards Shortlist
For further information visit the Indie Book Awards website.
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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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.
How To Teach Philosophy To Your Dog
In this unique and entertaining take on morality and ethics, the author and his dutiful dog set out to uncover who - if anyone - has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one’s life.
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 this funny and passionate call to arms, the bestselling author of Teacher, Gabbie Stroud, makes a plea for parents to understand their roles as their children's lifelong teachers and to show how they can best help their kids' teachers and schools achieve the best results for the next generation of leaders.
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.
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
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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