RefugeeWeekReadingList

Our Refugee Week reading list

World Refugee Day and Refugee Week are an opportunity to raise awareness of the plight of refugees, as well as celebrate the huge positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. We’ve gathered together a reading list of favourite and important refugee stories from fiction and non-fiction, suitable for young and old, so what better time to pick up a new book and look at a very different life?… Read the rest

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Vale Gillian Mears

We lost a beloved and brilliant author when Gillian Mears died last week. We’re devastated by her loss, as are writers and readers across Australia. Her publisher, Jane Palfreyman, shares these thoughts on her dear friend:

The Mint Lawn earned this praise from The Age, with no more fitting time to share it:

“Gillian Mears writes like an angel.
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2016 Vogel’s Award winner: Katherine Brabon’s The Memory Artist

Congratulations to Katherine Brabon, winner of the 2016 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award with her debut novel The Memory Artist!

Katherine goes home with a copy of her newly published novel, along with a cheque for $20,000 thanks to the generosity of Vogel’s and the Stevns family who in 1980 founded the award, Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript.… Read the rest