Toyo: A memoir by Lily Chan – Interview #BBWF2013

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Lily Chan was born in Kyoto, raised in Narrogin and now lives in Melbourne. Set in Japan and Western Australia, her debut work is a moving and lyrical reimagining of her grandmother’s life. Toyo: A memoir won the 2013 Dobbie Literary Award for a first published author. I interviewed the author at the 2013 Byron […]

Library Lovers Vote Too: NSW Public Library Associations Campaign for Increase in Funding #libraryloversnsw

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NSW State public libraries are now at crisis point. If the State Government doesn’t allocate more funding, public library services in NSW will be at risk. Some Facts Library funding was once split 50:50 State and Local Government. The State Government currently puts in only 7 cents out of every dollar and local councils now […]

Boy, Lost: A family memoir by Kristina Olsson #AWW14

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  It’s wonderful to list the accolades this amazing book continues to attract: Joint winner 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards – Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction Shortlisted 2014 Stella Prize Shortlisted 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Award Winner 2013 Queensland Literary Awards,  Non-Fiction Award Shortlisted 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year […]

Penguin Random House National Book Bloggers Forum #NBBF14

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Who wouldn’t want to spend a day with a bunch of diehard booklovers talking about books, blogging, and publishing? The Inaugural Penguin Random House National Book Bloggers Forum was held on Tuesday 20 May at the offices of Random House in North Sydney. Around forty book bloggers (two brave men among them), from around Australia, […]

125 Things: 125 posts about Centennial Park #cp125 123 Structure

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