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Malcolm Knox's Boom has won this year's Ashurst Prize
13 May 2014

Congratulations to Malcolm Knox, whose recent title, Boom, was awarded the 2013 Ashurst Prize.

This is Australia's leading award for business literature, launched in 2004 by Ashurst Australia and the State Library of NSW.

For more info about the award, see the website here.

Related Books

Book Cover:  Boom: The Underground History of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC
Boom reveals the history of mining as the Australian story, for better or worse. Insightful, compellingly readable and full of extraordinary characters, it shows how mining and miners have shaped our history and gripped our imagination through boom and bust.
Boom reveals the history of mining as the Australian story, for better or worse. Insightful, compellingly readable and full of extraordinary characters, it shows how mining and miners have shaped our history and gripped our imagination through boom and bust.
Published: 21/08/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670076116
RRP: $34.99
Cate Blake awarded Australia Council for the Arts grant
13 May 2014

Congratulations to Cate Blake, Managing Editor, Penguin General, who has been awarded a new grant for Australian editors.

Cate has successfully applied for an Editorial Professional Development grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to enable her to attend the Yale Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing course.

Held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in late July, the week long course is designed to provide a comprehensive picture of where the publishing industry is today and focuses on equipping participants with practical skills that will enable them to think strategically about the future. The program includes speakers from US publishers and booksellers, and covers topics such as discoverability, innovation and managing organisational change.

For more information on the Yale Publishing Course: http://publishing-course.yale.edu/book

The following books have been shortlisted for the 2014 YABBA Awards
06 May 2014

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Book Cover:  Noah Dreary
Award-winning children's book author, Aaron Blabey, spins another hilarious tale about the curve balls that life can throw at us. Perfect for readers 6+ years and to be enjoyed by all.
Award-winning children's book author, Aaron Blabey, spins another hilarious tale about the curve balls that life can throw at us. Perfect for readers 6+ years and to be enjoyed by all.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670077182
RRP: $24.99
Book Cover:  Specky Magee and the Best of Oz
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Published: 28/02/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304678
RRP: $16.95
Book Cover: The Dreadful Fluff
Children's book author, Aaron Blabey, spins a clever tale of imagination and dark hilarity, perfect  for readers of 3-7 years and to be enjoyed by all.
Children's book author, Aaron Blabey, spins a clever tale of imagination and dark hilarity, perfect  for readers of 3-7 years and to be enjoyed by all.
Published: 24/10/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670075997
RRP: $24.99
Book Cover: The Terrible Plop

Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop.

But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide?

Open the book and look inside . . .




Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop.

But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide?

Open the book and look inside . . .




Published: 22/08/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143505136
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Andy Roid and the Tracks of Death
Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out? One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout!
Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out? One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout!
Published: 26/06/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143307389
RRP: $9.95
Book Cover:  Extra Time
From award-winning children's book author, Morris Gleitzman, comes a funny and moving story about a 14-year-old Australian soccer genius and his 10-year-old sister/manager who change the face of English Premier League football. Perfect for readers 9+ years.
From award-winning children's book author, Morris Gleitzman, comes a funny and moving story about a 14-year-old Australian soccer genius and his 10-year-old sister/manager who change the face of English Premier League football. Perfect for readers 9+ years.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143307754
RRP: $16.99
Book Cover:  Monkey Mountain: Extreme Adventures

There isn't really a word to describe the noise a volcano makes when it erupts. You don't just hear it, you feel it.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

A class trip to Borneo starts off with a bang – a visit to a real-life volcano! But when Mount Bako erupts, Sam Fox is left stranded with his teacher, Mr Griffin, who's suffering from a heart attack. They make it down the mountain to the cool blue sea –...

There isn't really a word to describe the noise a volcano makes when it erupts. You don't just hear it, you feel it.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

A class trip to Borneo starts off with a bang – a visit to...

Published: 01/03/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304418
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace (Book 1)
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Published: 31/01/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305286
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover: The Wishbird
The girl's hands came up to the bars and she gripped them tightly.  She was speaking to Boy with her eyes, pleading for help.
The girl's hands came up to the bars and she gripped them tightly.  She was speaking to Boy with her eyes, pleading for help.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143307525
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Con-nerd
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Its one small step for nerds, one giant leap to being cool. Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic! 
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Its one small step for nerds, one giant leap to being cool. Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic! 
Published: 30/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304869
RRP: $16.95
KOALA Awards shortlist
02 May 2014

Every year, young readers from all over New South Wales judge their very own literary awards. By voting in the KOALA awards they can reward the Australian children's books that have most inspired, amused, terrified, enlightened and engaged them.

Section 1 Picture Storybooks
Annie to the Rescue by Deborah Niland
Fiona the Pig's Big Day by Leigh Hobbs
Noah Dreary by Aaron Blabey
The Dreadful Fluff by Aaron Blabey
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Andrew Joyner

Section 2 Fiction for Younger Readers
Andy Roid and the Tracks of Death by Felice Arena
Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman
Extreme Adventures: Monkey Mountain by Justin D'Ath
Our Australian GirlMeet Grace by Sofie Laguna, Lucia Masciullo
The Wishbird by Gabrielle Wang

Section 3 Fiction for Older Readers
Con-nerd by Oliver Phommavanh
Specky Magee and the Best of Oz by Felice Arena & Garry Lyon

Congratulations also to our colleagues, authors and illustrators over at Random House Australia for their shortlistings: 

Section 2 Fiction for Younger Readers
Alice Miranda in Paris by Jacqueline Harvey

Section 3 Fiction for Older Readers
Brotherband: The Invaders by John Flanagan
My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up by Tristan Bancks, illustrated by Gus Gordon
Rangers Apprentice: The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan
The Ivory Rose by Belinda Murrell 

Fiction for YEARS 7-9
The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes 

For more information about the Awards visit 

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Book Cover:  Noah Dreary
Award-winning children's book author, Aaron Blabey, spins another hilarious tale about the curve balls that life can throw at us. Perfect for readers 6+ years and to be enjoyed by all.
Award-winning children's book author, Aaron Blabey, spins another hilarious tale about the curve balls that life can throw at us. Perfect for readers 6+ years and to be enjoyed by all.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670077182
RRP: $24.99
Book Cover:  Specky Magee and the Best of Oz
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Published: 28/02/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304678
RRP: $16.95
Book Cover: The Dreadful Fluff
Children's book author, Aaron Blabey, spins a clever tale of imagination and dark hilarity, perfect  for readers of 3-7 years and to be enjoyed by all.
Children's book author, Aaron Blabey, spins a clever tale of imagination and dark hilarity, perfect  for readers of 3-7 years and to be enjoyed by all.
Published: 24/10/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670075997
RRP: $24.99
Book Cover: The Terrible Plop

Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop.

But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide?

Open the book and look inside . . .




Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop.

But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide?

Open the book and look inside . . .




Published: 22/08/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143505136
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Andy Roid and the Tracks of Death
Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out? One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout!
Andy and Judd are undercover in Switzerland. Their mission is to find the headquarters of the evil Blaireau Corporation, but why is Judd so freaked out? One thing's for sure, Andy's upgraded powers and hardware are certainly going to get a workout!
Published: 26/06/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143307389
RRP: $9.95
Book Cover:  Extra Time
From award-winning children's book author, Morris Gleitzman, comes a funny and moving story about a 14-year-old Australian soccer genius and his 10-year-old sister/manager who change the face of English Premier League football. Perfect for readers 9+ years.
From award-winning children's book author, Morris Gleitzman, comes a funny and moving story about a 14-year-old Australian soccer genius and his 10-year-old sister/manager who change the face of English Premier League football. Perfect for readers 9+ years.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143307754
RRP: $16.99
Book Cover:  Monkey Mountain: Extreme Adventures

There isn't really a word to describe the noise a volcano makes when it erupts. You don't just hear it, you feel it.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

A class trip to Borneo starts off with a bang – a visit to a real-life volcano! But when Mount Bako erupts, Sam Fox is left stranded with his teacher, Mr Griffin, who's suffering from a heart attack. They make it down the mountain to the cool blue sea –...

There isn't really a word to describe the noise a volcano makes when it erupts. You don't just hear it, you feel it.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

A class trip to Borneo starts off with a bang – a visit to...

Published: 01/03/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304418
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace (Book 1)
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Published: 31/01/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305286
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover: The Wishbird
The girl's hands came up to the bars and she gripped them tightly.  She was speaking to Boy with her eyes, pleading for help.
The girl's hands came up to the bars and she gripped them tightly.  She was speaking to Boy with her eyes, pleading for help.
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143307525
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Con-nerd
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Its one small step for nerds, one giant leap to being cool. Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic! 
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Its one small step for nerds, one giant leap to being cool. Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic! 
Published: 30/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304869
RRP: $16.95
Margaret Thompson appointed Managing Director of Penguin Random House New Zealand
30 Apr 2014

30 April 2014 Auckland:

Penguin Random House today announced a new leadership structure in New Zealand with Margaret Thompson appointed to the newly created position of Managing Director, Penguin Random House New Zealand.

Gabrielle Coyne, Chief Executive Officer Penguin Random House Asia Pacific, said, “I am delighted Margaret has accepted this important new role. Along with her wide ranging experience, Margaret brings a strong mix of publishing acumen, matched with an unwavering sales optimism and flair.”

Margaret Thompson’s career in publishing spans more than 30 years across Australia and New Zealand. She has been Managing Director of Penguin New Zealand since 2005. In 2007 Margaret steered the acquisition of Reed Publishing and in 2009 led Penguin’s acquisition of Mallinson Rendell Publishing; the originating publisher of Lynley Dodd, author of the global bestselling Hairy Maclary books, which have now sold over 9 million copies worldwide.

Margaret Thompson said, “I am delighted to accept this position and look forward to leading the Penguin Random House team to create an exciting new company which will continue to be committed to local publishing, supportive of our authors and booksellers and focused on maintaining a vibrant and creative presence in New Zealand.”

With Margaret’s appointment, Karen Ferns Joint Managing Director of Random House Australia and New Zealand will sadly leave the company on 16 May.

Karen has made an invaluable contribution to Random House growing the sales and company over many years. Highly respected within the publishing industry, Karen has been a passionate advocate for New Zealand and New Zealand publishing. She joined Random House New Zealand as Sales and Marketing Director in 1999 and was appointed Managing Director in 2008. In 2012 she was appointed Joint Managing Director of Random House Australia and New Zealand.

Media Enquiries
Camilla Subeathar
Corporate Communications Manager
Penguin Random House Asia Pacific
Ph + 613 9811 2542, email: csubeathar@penguinrandomhouse.com.au

14th Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) shortlists
30 Apr 2014

​The 14th Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) shortlists have been announced today revealing a stellar list of nominees that includes 15 Penguin Random House authors. The ABIAs celebrate Australia’s finest and most popular writers and have been compiled by a panel of more than 100 booksellers and publishers.

International Book of the Year:

Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (Puffin)

General Fiction Book of the Year:

Elianne by Judy Nunn (William Heinemann Australia)

Literary Fiction Book of the Year:

Eyrie by Tim Winton (Hamish Hamilton)

The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane (Hamish Hamilton)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Vintage Australia)

General Non-fiction Book of the Year:

Murder In Mississippi by John Safran (Hamish Hamilton)

Illustrated Book of the Year:

Love Italy by Guy Grossi (Lantern)

Biography of the Year:

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley (Viking)

Ned Kelly: The Story of Australia’s Most Notorious Legend by Peter FitzSimons (William Heinemann Australia)

Madness: A Memoir by Kate Richards (Viking)

Everything To Live For: The Inspirational Story of Turia Pitt by Turia Pitt with Libby Harkness (William Heinemann Australia)

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years):

Kissed By The Moon by Alison Lester (Viking)

Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years):

The Kensington Reptilarium by NJ Gemmell (Random House Australia Children’s)

Alice-Miranda In Paris by Jacqueline Harvey (Random House Australia Children’s)

Ranger’s Apprentice 12: The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan (Random House Australia Children’s)

 

The winners of the prestigious annual ABIAs will be announced on Friday 23 May in Sydney. For more information: http://abiawards.com.au/

 

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Book Cover:  Eyrie
The highly anticipated new novel from Tim Winton, Eyrie is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times – funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting.
The highly anticipated new novel from Tim Winton, Eyrie is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times – funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting.
Published: 14/10/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781926428536
RRP: $45.00
Book Cover: The Night Guest
The debut of a major Australian writer, The Night Guest is a mesmerising novel about trust, love, dependence, and the fear that the things you think you know may become the things you're least sure about.
The debut of a major Australian writer, The Night Guest is a mesmerising novel about trust, love, dependence, and the fear that the things you think you know may become the things you're least sure about.
Published: 21/08/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781926428550
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Murder in Mississippi
Murder in Mississippi is a brilliantly innovative true-crime story. Taking us places only he can, Safran paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.
Murder in Mississippi is a brilliantly innovative true-crime story. Taking us places only he can, Safran paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.
Published: 25/09/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781926428468
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Love Italy
Join Guy Grossi as he travels around the gastronomic paradise that is Italy, tasting the best of Italian food and meeting the passionate artisans who produce it. Then cook your way through 150 rauthentic & irresistible recipes inspired by his journey.
Join Guy Grossi as he travels around the gastronomic paradise that is Italy, tasting the best of Italian food and meeting the passionate artisans who produce it. Then cook your way through 150 rauthentic & irresistible recipes inspired by his journey.
Published: 23/10/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382420
RRP: $100.00
Book Cover: A Long Way Home
A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.
A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.
Published: 24/06/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670077045
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover:  Madness: a Memoir
I've lived with acute psychosis and depression for the best part of twenty years.  This is the story of my journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning.
I've lived with acute psychosis and depression for the best part of twenty years.  This is the story of my journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning.
Published: 26/02/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143571391
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Kissed by the Moon
Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
Published: 25/09/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670076758
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance.
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance.
Published: 06/11/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143308089
RRP: $14.99
New novel by Steve Toltz to be published in 2015
23 Apr 2014

Penguin Australia is delighted to have acquired the highly anticipated second novel by Steve Toltz, Quicksand, to be published in Australia and New Zealand next year.
Quicksand will also be published in the UK and elsewhere in the Commonwealth by Sceptre in 2015.

Steve Toltz burst onto the international literary scene in 2008 when his critically acclaimed debut novel, A Fraction of the Whole was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award.

 

Ben Ball, Publishing Director, Penguin General explains the hype surrounding this acquisition, “You haven't read a novel like Quicksand before, even if you've read A Fraction of the Whole. A comedy about calamity, it's a novel about risks (in love, in work, in art, in life) that takes risks - funny, dark, affirming, insightful, and compelling on every page. Steve is a genuinely unique talent, and his new novel confirms him as one of the most original and fearless writers in the language. Quicksand revives our sense of what the novel can do.” 

Over two years after its release The Fault in Our Stars becomes the No. 1 selling book in Australia
17 Apr 2014

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green today reached number one on the Nielsen BookScan charts, more than two years after its initial publication.

Launched on January 12, 2012 in Australia, it has steadily climbed the BookScan charts, now having sold over 147,000 copies locally. Internationally, the book has over a million copies in print and has been adapted into over twenty languages. It has been a New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestseller.

It was critically acclaimed upon release with Time magazine calling it ‘damn near genius.

John Green said ‘I am so excited that The Fault in Our Stars has reached #1 in Australia. I’m tremendously grateful to my Australian readers and for the continuous support of Penguin Australia.

Penguin Young Readers Australian publisher Laura Harris, who acquired the novel attributes the word of mouth success of The Fault in Our Stars to the readers: ‘This phenomenon has been created by the readers themselves, they have insisted their friends read it, their parents read it, their teachers read it.

The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. John Green is the award winning author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

The novel has been adapted for film, with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort set to star in the June 5, 2014 release from 20th Century Fox Australia.

 

The Fault in Our Stars is published by Penguin Australia

Penguin $19.95

 

For further information, please contact:

Felicity Vallence, Marketing Manager

Mob: 0417 318 019 or email: felicity.vallence@au.penguingroup.com

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The Fault in Our Stars film tie-in edition containins exclusive still images from the movie. TFIOS is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, the novel has been adapted for film, with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort set to star in the 5 June 2014 release from 20th Century Fox Australia. 

The Fault in Our Stars film tie-in edition containins exclusive still images from the movie. TFIOS is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, the novel has been adapted...

Published: 11/01/2012
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Book Cover: The Fault In Our Stars
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Published: 25/09/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670077526
RRP: $24.99
Book Cover: The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns) is a teen romance with a twist, exploring the tragic business of being alive and in love. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw - The Fault in Our Stars is perfect for young adults and adults alike.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns) is a teen romance with a twist, exploring the tragic business of being alive and in love. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw - The Fault in Our Stars is perfect for young adults and adults alike.
Published: 11/01/2012
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ISBN: 9780143567592
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Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards Results 2013
15 Apr 2014

Congratulations to both Malcolm Knox and Iain McCalman recently commended in the FAW Excellence in Non-Fiction Awards. Established in 1978, this is an award for a non-fiction book of sustained quality and distinction with an Australian theme, first published in Australia.

Highly Commended
Boom: The underground history of Australia from gold rush to GFC by Malcolm Knox

Commended
The Reef: A passionate history 

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Boom reveals the history of mining as the Australian story, for better or worse. Insightful, compellingly readable and full of extraordinary characters, it shows how mining and miners have shaped our history and gripped our imagination through boom and bust.
Boom reveals the history of mining as the Australian story, for better or worse. Insightful, compellingly readable and full of extraordinary characters, it shows how mining and miners have shaped our history and gripped our imagination through boom and bust.
Published: 21/08/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670076116
RRP: $34.99
Book Cover: The Reef: A Passionate History
Iain McCalman's brilliant history of the Great Barrier Reef, told in twelve extraordinary tales, charts its shifting status from labyrinth of terror to global treasure.
Iain McCalman's brilliant history of the Great Barrier Reef, told in twelve extraordinary tales, charts its shifting status from labyrinth of terror to global treasure.
Published: 23/10/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670075775
RRP: $45.00
We are deeply saddened by the death of author Sue Townsend
14 Apr 2014

Penguin Books are deeply saddened by the death of author Sue Townsend, the beloved creator of Adrian Mole. Sue passed away peacefully in Leicester after suffering a stroke aged 68, surrounded by her family.

'Sue Townsend will be remembered as one in a handful of this country’s great comic writers.  We were so proud to be her publishers.  She was loved by generations of readers, not only because she made them laugh out loud, but because her view of the world, its inhabitants and their frailties was so generous, life affirming and unique’ said Tom Weldon, CEO Penguin Random House UK. 

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21 Nov 2014
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane has won the 2014 Voss Literary Prize
Congratulations to Fiona McFarlane, author of The Night Guest which was named winner of the inaugural Voss Literary Prize for the best novel published in Australia in 2013 and voted by the Australian University Heads of English. For more information please visit the Voss Literary Prize website.

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