We don’t need an excuse to read. But we love that we have a reason to celebrate stories that matter and great storytellers! This Australian Reading Hour Day we’re setting aside an hour (or two) to treat ourselves to a story of our choice. Go ahead, take a look at what the team is reading today...
Debut author Amelia Mellor’s The Grandest Bookshop in the World and Nicki Greenberg’s middle-grade mystery novel The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel have both been longlisted for the prestigious ARA Historical Novel Prize in the Children and YA literature category. Our heartfelt congratulations to Amelia and Nicki!
From the glorious new pairing of Jane Godwin and Gabriel Evans comes Little One, a timeless story that reminds us nothing is ever truly lost. Here, Jane shares her inspiration for the book.
Samone Amba makes her middle-grade debut with a new series for budding activists: The Good Times of Pelican Rise. Read on for a Q&A with Samone about Save the Joeys -- the timely, original and laugh-out-loud first instalment.
This month’s Bookseller in Spotlight is Jack from Berkelouw Books’ fabulous Leichhardt store.
Following the huge success of Bedtime Sorted! by Jimmy Rees and Briony Stewart, Affirm Press is delighted to announce that a second book in the series, Dinner Sorted!, will be published in March 2022.
Applications are now open for the 2021 Affirm Press Mentorship Award with Varuna, the National Writers’ House.
John Byron’s debut novel The Tribute is a subversive take on toxic masculinity and misogyny, told through an irresistible crime narrative. Read on for a Q&A with John about this outstanding thriller.
We’re delighted to have acquired World rights to a new novel by Carrie Cox, via Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management. So Many Beats of the Heart is an uplifting commercial women’s fiction title that will be loved by fans of Maggie Alderson, Maria Semple and Marian Keyes.
The newly created role of Marketing Coordinator will be an all-rounder with a focus on delivering retail and digital marketing initiatives.