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Month: November 2020

Shuggie Bain wins the 2020 Booker Prize! Congratulations to Douglas Stuart. His debut fiction Shuggie Bain has won the 2020 Booker Prize. An amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love – The Booker Prize Judges It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and …

Lucy Treloar wins 2020 Barbara Jefferis Award Congratulations to Lucy Treloar. Her novel, Wolfe Island has won the 2020 Barbara Jefferis Award for Fiction. ‘A work that is more than powerful: it’s transformative.’ Australian Book Review Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking …

This morning Aussie strongman Troy Conley attempted to break a Guinness World Record. Troy can deadlift 310kg, has pulled two prime mover trucks tied together (weighing over 21 tonnes!) and is a self-proclaimed ‘cuddly teddy bear’. This #GWRDay Troy attempted ‘most cars pulled by an …

Crossings by Alex Landragin shortlisted for Voss Literary Award Congratulations to Alex Landragin. His novel Crossings is shortlisted for the Voss Literary Award! Crossings is a fantastical novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years …

Prime Ministers Literary Award shortlist The Prime Ministers Literary Award 2020 shortlist has been announced. We are thrilled to share that Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar has been shortlisted for Fiction. And How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox has been shortlisted for Young …

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