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31 May 2018
Announcing Shane Warne’s memoir

No Spin will be released 1 October 2018.

4 May 2018
2018 ABIA Winners

Two Penguin Random House books have won awards at the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards.

7 March 2018
Love Between the Pages

Announcing a new series of events to champion brilliant books written by and for women that celebrate love in all its forms.

26 February 2018
Becoming, Michelle Obama, 13 November 2018

Becoming, the memoir by Michelle Obama, to be published worldwide on 13 November 2018.

9 February 2018
New Australian Children’s Laureate

Morris Gleitzman announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-2019.

8 February 2018
Literary Prize Winner

Announcing the winner of the Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize.

Extracts

The Language of Kindness

I watch the mother’s face mostly, details I hadn’t noticed before: the slope of her eyebrows, the clenching of her teeth, eyes rimmed with red.

All These Beautiful Strangers

My father built the house on Langely Lake for my mother, in the town she grew up in.

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief

Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood. If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now.

The Sun Does Shine

There’s no way to know the exact second your life changes forever.

Swan Song

For the first time in his life, the words refuse to come.

Us Against You

Have you ever seen a town fall? Ours did.

Articles

The Three Doshas

All of the doshas can be found in everybody – these determine a person’s constitution.

Love in All its Forms

Four authors on penning the many dimensions of love.

French Facial Massage at Home

At-home pampering tips from French beauty expert Clemence von Mueffling.

Understanding and Deterring Online Predators

Cyber safety expert Susan McLean shares insight into how online predators behave.

The Thrill of the Follow-Up

Megan Goldin on the experience of writing a second book following the release of her debut novel.

The Realism and Respite of Romance

Anthea Hodgson on how romance writing shines a light on social issues.

Recipes

Sesame Bars

A super simple, no-bake power snack from DK’s Low Carb on the Go.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

A rich and intense recipe for this classic British dessert from Nigella Lawson's At My Table.

Sylvia’s Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Enjoy this decadent chocolate cupcake recipe from The Kookaburra Creek Café.

 

Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake

This ginger-spiked carrot cake from Nigella Lawson’s At My Table is perfect for teatime or dessert.

Feeling Like Sh*t Chicken Soup

A pho meets Grandma-style chicken soup recipe from Shannon’s Kitchen.

Show Scones

A trusted, well-loved CWA scone recipe for over 60 years. Best served with cream and jam.

Q&A

Megan Goldin Q&A

The author on her love of the crime and thriller genre and discovering the seed of The Escape Room.

Paul French Q&A

The prize-winning author on channelling his life-long fascination with Shanghai into his latest book, City of Devils.

Gideon Haigh Q&A

Elevating the life of the victim above the shocking outcomes of crime.

Get to Know Susi Fox

The author of Mine shares insight into her debut novel.

 

Five minutes with Karen Cleveland

The author of espionage-thriller Need to Know on her real-life inspiration for the novel.

Writing an Island

Judy Nunn offers insights into the creation of her book Sanctuary.

Activities

Blast Off! Activity Pack

These solar system activities are simply out of this world! Have fun colouring and exploring the planets with Blast Off!

The Last Peach Activity Pack

Enjoy the last of the summer fruit with these peachy activities!

Go Go and the Silver Shoes Activity Pack

Put your best foot forward and have fun with these shoe-themed activities!

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate May the 4th

Fun ways to celebrate Star Wars Day.

Need a Book Week costume quickly?

For the next week, kids around the country will be taking part in activities involving their favourite book characters. Everything from colouring in and craft to dressing up as their favourite character for the day. Why? Easy . . . Children’s Book Week is here!

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Book Clubs

The Female Persuasion Book Club Notes

An electric novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition – perfect for your next book club meeting.

The Making of Martin Sparrow Book Club Notes

Immerse your book club in the language and atmosphere of this novel set in 1800s New South Wales.

The Yellow Villa Book Club Notes

Uncover scandalous domestic drama with your book club in the picturesque setting of South-West France.

Women in Sunlight Book Club Notes

Tuscany’s sunshine is the setting for this novel brimming with friendship and reflection – perfect for your next book club meeting.

Mine Book Club Notes

Discover Susi Fox’s themes of maternal instinct, mental health and trust with your book club.

The Shepherd’s Hut Book Club Notes

Explore Tim Winton’s themes of lost boys and toxic masculinity with your book club.

Bonus

Underline Issue 6

For the love of reading. 

Underline Issue 5

For the love of reading.

Underline Issue 4

For the love of reading.

Underline Issue 3

For the love of reading. 

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Underline Issue 2

For the love of reading.