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Month: November 2020

Gregory Day wins the 2020 Patrick White Literary Award We are excited to share that Gregory Day has won the 2020 Patrick White Literary Award. The award recognises Gregory Day’s achievements as a novelist, poet, short story and nature writer. Previously he has received the …

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 …

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