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Julia Gillard Delivers the PM’s Lit Prize
The winners for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced:Fiction
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
What the judges said: “Hornung challenges us to believe that an abandoned child in a decaying city in deep winter can sympathetically enter the small, embattled but protective society of a dog pack. The resonances of the novel are bleak and unsettling…”Non-fiction
The Colony: A History…
Seuss Still Finding New Places To Go
An unfinished manuscript by Theodore Geisel, better known to children for generations as Dr Seuss, has recently been sold at auction and there’s excitement that it will add a new word to dictionaries.
The manuscript, All Sorts of Sports, introduces the word “blumf” to the world. The book follows athlete Pete who at one point exclains “There are so many sports, let’s see……
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