November 2008 Blog Posts (4)

Reading Books in Nice Places

Pictures of people - preferably you - reading books in nice (or not so nice?) places.

A good Flickr group for Mosman Readers to… Continue

Added by Bern on November 25, 2008 at 8:31 — No Comments

Top Five Crime And Mystery Novels Of 2008

NPR (National Public Radio) in the US has picked its top five crime novels of the year.

- Small Crimes, by Dave Zeltserman

- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland

- The Chinaman, by Friedrich Glauser, translated from the German by Mike Mitchell

- Death Vows, by Richard…

Added by Bern on November 24, 2008 at 13:00 — No Comments

Inky Winners Announced

The Centre for Youth Literature in Victoria has announced the winners of this year's 'Inky' awards. The Inkys are Australia's only teenage choice book award. Each year a panel of authors, young people and librarians narrow down the field to a longlist of 10 Australian books and 10 International books then the voting is thrown open to young people so they can choose the ultimate winners. This year the GOLDEN INKY 'Town' by James Roy, the SILVER INKY went to 'Before I Die' by Jenny Downham and… Continue

Added by Amy B on November 21, 2008 at 13:52 — No Comments

Librarian's book on British prize list

A LIBRARIAN whose "strange book" has not yet been published outside Australia has been longlisted for a new pound stg. 50,000 ($115,000) literary prize in Britain.

John Hughes joins a list that includes Naomi Klein and Pulitzer Prize-winner Alex Ross, to contest the inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing, which will reward a book that tackles complex ideas in an accessible way.

Hughes's book, Someone Else, is a collection of fictional essays, written from the point of… Continue

Added by Mosman Library on November 21, 2008 at 7:00 — No Comments

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