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The longlist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has just been announced and amongst then is our very own Peter Carey and Christos Tsiolkas. Carey’s Parrot and Olivier in America is his fifth nomination for the prestigious prize. He has won the prize twice previously with Oscar and Lucinda in 1988 and…Continue
Added by Merilyn on July 30, 2010 at 14:42 — No Comments
2010 shortlists announced
The 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlists have just been announced. The awards are held annually and celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to our cultural and intellectual identity. The shortlists include categories for fiction,…Continue
Added by Merilyn on July 28, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments
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New additions to the collection - August 2010 (PDF 324KB)
The mask of…
Added by Mosman Library on July 27, 2010 at 15:04 — No Comments
I forgot to mention we tried to read some of "Ulysses" by James Joyce. It was, predictably, a challenge with some rewards..one member of the group got over 300 pages into it and vows to finish it off!. We all take our hats off to you...you will soon be one of the small band of those around the globe who have read the whole work!
Added by Thursday Mens reading group on July 26, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments
The stand out books for this year so far (for the members) are...(drum roll..)...
"The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx
"The Corrections" by Johnathan Franzen
"A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry
"Old School" by Tobias Wolff
"The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow" by A.K. Mackinnon
"Birdsong" by Sebastian Faulks
" The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon
"A Fortunate Life" by A.B. Facey
Added by Thursday Mens reading group on July 23, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments
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Added by Brian Kavanagh on July 14, 2010 at 20:26 — No Comments
Winter is a great time for curling up with a good book, so why not share your latest read, and, at the same time, go into the draw to win a weekly prize.
On offer are Mosman Library bags, vouchers to spend at a local bookshop, and some great surprises.
Reviews posted between July 1 and August 31 are eligible for weekly prizes!
Write a short review here on Mosman Readers, or pick up a review card from the front…Continue
Added by Mosman Library on July 1, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments