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We asked 11 Australians why reading matters to them

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We asked 11 Australians why reading matters to them


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A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle

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A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle


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Brisbane Writers Festival is celebrating Queensland literature all weekend

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Brisbane Writers Festival is celebrating Queensland literature all weekend


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Crime, Women, and Outsider Perspectives

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Crime, Women, and Outsider Perspectives


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North Korea crisis: Former ambassador to Australia Fu Ying warns of apocalypse

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North Korea crisis: Former ambassador to Australia Fu Ying warns of apocalypse


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2017 Stella Prize for women's writing: Heather Rose wins for Marina Abramović novel

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2017 Stella Prize for women's writing: Heather Rose wins for Marina Abramović novel


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Big Little Lies author urges readers to give Nicole Kidman TV series a chance

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  • A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle
    A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle

    , nytimes.com

    The Australian writer Ashley Hay’s second novel, “The Railwayman’s Wife,” was a contender for her country’s premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin award. Which may explain why her exquisite first novel, “The Body in the Clouds,” is finally being published in the United States. At its center are three men, seen in three different eras of the history of Sydney, whose lives are joined and changed by witnessing the same miracle: a man falling from the clouds into the sparkling harbor yet surviving, “marvelously alive
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Writing

  • Australian Reading Hour campaign urges parents to read to their children
    Australian Reading Hour campaign urges parents to read to their children

    , smh.com.au

    Reading isn't merely important, says children's author, Mem Fox. "Reading is the purest heaven and time to read has to be fought for, against all the other claims on our lives." Visiting a Canberra childcare centre on Wednesday, the author of Possum Magic says she owes her love of reading to those who read to her, "mostly, my mother". "To all the parents of young children, throughout this land, please read to your children: Love it! Love them! "Two or three stories a night will add up to approximately a reading hour over a week, and will not only be enchanting but will change children's lives forever, in so doing change our country for better
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Authors

  • Brisbane Writers Festival is celebrating Queensland literature all weekend
    Brisbane Writers Festival is celebrating Queensland literature all weekend

    , smh.com.au

    Brisbane Writers Festival has kicked off, with a program of local and international talent that artistic director Zoe Pollock said was a pleasure to present. “We really wanted to celebrate Queensland literature,” she said. “This state is so significant in what it has put forward historically and what it continues to put forward in terms of Queensland literature.” Half of the program includes speakers and writers of Queensland origin, including people who had moved elsewhere but were returning for the festival, including Benjamin Law, Tracey Spicer and Alexis Wright - whose novel Carpentaria has been turned into an interactive work especially for the four-day event
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Reading

  • We asked 11 Australians why reading matters to them
    We asked 11 Australians why reading matters to them

    , abc.net.au

    Forget watching television or browsing the internet — Australians rate reading as the leisure activity they enjoy the most. Whether it's escaping into a thriller or engaging with challenging literature, reading a dog-eared paperback or an e-book, Australians report spending an average five hours a week reading. As Australian Reading Hour — a national initiative to raise the profile of the written word — kicks off, we asked 11 Australians what they're reading right now and what role reading plays in their lives
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Fiction

  • A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle
    A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle

    , nytimes.com

    The Australian writer Ashley Hay’s second novel, “The Railwayman’s Wife,” was a contender for her country’s premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin award. Which may explain why her exquisite first novel, “The Body in the Clouds,” is finally being published in the United States. At its center are three men, seen in three different eras of the history of Sydney, whose lives are joined and changed by witnessing the same miracle: a man falling from the clouds into the sparkling harbor yet surviving, “marvelously alive
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Novels

  • A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle
    A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle

    , nytimes.com

    The Australian writer Ashley Hay’s second novel, “The Railwayman’s Wife,” was a contender for her country’s premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin award. Which may explain why her exquisite first novel, “The Body in the Clouds,” is finally being published in the United States. At its center are three men, seen in three different eras of the history of Sydney, whose lives are joined and changed by witnessing the same miracle: a man falling from the clouds into the sparkling harbor yet surviving, “marvelously alive
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Poetry

  • Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 review: Joel Creasey's Poser has 'funny moments' at best
    Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 review: Joel Creasey's Poser has 'funny moments' at best

    , smh.com.au

    COMEDY FESTIVAL. JOEL CREASEY: POSER ★★Max Watts. Until April 23. I might be on the outer here, but when I go to a comedy festival show I do like to see comedy. Maybe it is asking too much. The title of Joel Creasey's comedy festival show maybe should have been a giveaway that I wasn't going to be seeing comedy but, instead, enduring an hour of him telling me how famous he is and how many famous people he knows
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