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Finch Memoir Prize for 2017 opens 3 August 2016

The Finch Memoir Prize for 2017 opens on 3 August 2016. Writers interested in entry their unpublished memoir can read more about the competition and download the entry form and terms and conditions here.   ...Read More

Book launch and free talk on children and technology

Children's technology and development expert Dr Kristy Goodwin will give a free talkĀ  in Manly covering everything you really need to know about balancing screen time and green time to celebrate the launch of her new book Raising Your Child in a Digital World. Parents and all interested parties welcome. ...Read More


Book of the Month May 2016: The Grass Was Always Browner

Trans-Tasman author Sacha Jones loves the wry quirkiness that is distinct to Australian humour. She has used it liberally throughout her memoir recounting her adolescence in Frenchs Forest, Sydney, when all she wanted was to be Russian and a ballerina, not a regular girl in an ordinary boring suburb with ...Read More

Staff Pick: Book of He

What a pleasure it was to work on this book with Peter! I must have seen each cartoon at least 30 times and I still laugh every single time. Wry and sophisticated, with a touch of melancholy, this collection of cartoons is really an excuse to have a good laugh ...Read More


“Important and compelling reading’

Review of Transformation: Turning tragedy into triumph (Dr Tim Sharp, ed) by Annette Marfording, Radio 2bbb FM On 24 May the ABC evening news reported the shocking new statistics about youth suicide, with deaths from suicide surpassing road deaths in many regions of Australia. In this context, the new book ...Read More

(Un)happy Mother’s Day

When Mothers' Day isn't a happy day ... Mother's Day is celebrated the world over as a day of remembering mothers; their love and their goodness, their kindness and their sacrifice. Breakfast is made by little fingers and served in bed, complete with wobbly, hand drawn cards and presents carefully ...Read More