"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
I was suprised to come across this article in The Guardian about John Le Carre's request to be taken out of consideration for this year's Man Booker International Prize. Read the following article to find out why!
Here is the list of the 13 authors shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize which is awarded every 4 years and which was announced in Sydney…Continue
Added by Lindach on March 30, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments
As today is St Patrick's Day I thought we should celebrate Irish writers. So here is the link to the 2010 Irish Book Awards for some suggestions for great Irish reads.
My favourite Irish writers are Colm Toibin, Sebastian Barry and John Banville
Added by Lindach on March 17, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
Read more about his life and work here…Continue
Added by Lindach on October 8, 2010 at 10:12 — No Comments
Peter Temple has been awarded the highly acclaimed 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award for his novel Truth.
Temple had to fight off stiff competition from five other authors, including Deborah Forster, Sonya Hartnett and Alex Miller, to win the $42,000 prize, presented at an award dinner on Tuesday 22 June in Sydney.
The Miles Franklin literary award is recognised as…
Added by Lindach on June 23, 2010 at 17:33 — No Comments
Added by Lindach on June 11, 2010 at 15:04 — No Comments
There was no Booker prize awarded for the year 1970.
In 1971, just two years after it began, the Booker Prize ceased to be awarded retrospectively and became, as it is today, a prize for the best novel in the year of publication. At the same time, the date on which the award was given moved from April to November. As a result of these changes, there was whole year's gap when a wealth of fiction, published in1970, fell through the net. These books were simply never considered…Continue
Added by Lindach on May 20, 2010 at 18:08 — No Comments
Check out this article from the UK. Interesting to see UK libraries are starting to catch up with us!
Britain’s terminally dull libraries are looking more like Heathrow’s Terminal 5 courtesy of a nationwide transformation............…Continue
Added by Lindach on April 30, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments
To carry on from Wallerawang's St Patrick's Day Blog here is a link to the Irish Book Awards site for the 2009 winners in the fiction category. Some great reads especially the Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Over the December/January holiday season Mosman Library is allowing its patrons to borrow as any books, DVDs, CDs and audio books as they like.
Added by Lindach on December 1, 2009 at 11:00 — No Comments
Added by Lindach on November 16, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments
Winners of the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Added by Lindach on November 2, 2009 at 13:45 — No Comments
Added by Lindach on October 30, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments
Added by Lindach on September 30, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments
It certainly is the season for literary awards and shortlists.
Added by Lindach on September 22, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments
Added by Lindach on September 10, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments
Added by Lindach on September 9, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments