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23 April 2019
Write It Fellowship Shortlist

The fellowship recipients will be announced 21 June 2019.

10 April 2019
2019 ABIAs Shortlist

Winners to be announced on Thursday 2 May 2019.

1 April 2019
Penguin Writes Crime Thriller

Announcing the first book written by an actual Penguin. To be published 2020. 

27 March 2019
Announcing New Monica McInerney Adult and Children’s Books

To be published in 2020 and 2021. 

18 March 2019
2019 Indie Book Awards

We are delighted to share some wins from the 2019 Indie Book Awards.

15 March 2019
Penguin Literary Prize Winner Announced

We are delighted to announce the winner for the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize.

Extracts

Miracle at St Andrews

For the fifth time on the back nine, my caddy, John Abate, pulls his green military-issue binoculars from the side pouch...

The Parisian

There was one other Arab onboard the ship to Marseille. His name was Faruq al-Azmeh, and the day after leaving port in Alexandria he approached Midhat at breakfast, with a plate of toast in one hand and a string of amber prayer beads in the other.

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

I never would have done what they say I’ve done, to Madame, because I loved her. Yet they say I must be put to death for it, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don’t believe I’ve done?

Machines Like Me

It was religious yearning granted hope, it was the holy grail of science. Our ambitions ran high and low – for a creation myth made real, for a monstrous act of self-love.

The Aftermath

“We’ve found a house for you, sir.” 

Lilac Girls

If I’d known I was about to meet the man who’d shatter me like bone china on terra-cotta, I would have slept in. Instead, I roused our florist, Mr. Sitwell, from his bed to make a boutonnière. My first consulate gala was no time to stand on ceremony.

Articles

Reading during the holidays

Ten tips from Felice Arena about reading these school holidays

How to Get Your Sparkle Back

Meg Bignell, author of The Sparkle Pages, shares her ten tips for being your best sparkly self.

Get to Know the Four Respectable Ladies

Barbara Toner introduces the ladies of Prospect, Adelaide Nightingale, Pearl Fletcher, Louisa Worthington and Maggie Albright.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid - inside look at AMAZING GUY

What’s this!? A superhero based on kindness and friendship? It can only be… AMAZING GUY!

10 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas from Chris Bavin

Inspiration for no-fuss, full-flavour meals.

Creating new work with Bruce Whatley

Words from Bruce Whatley about his creative process working on One Tree

Recipes

Veggie Gyoza

In Thermo Cooker Fresh Favourites Alyce Alexandra shares real-food recipes celebrating seasonal produce, such as these moreish dumplings.

Veggie-filled Sausage Rolls

A yummy and veggie-packed sandwich alternative or lunchbox addition from Boosting Your Basics.

Taco Bowls

One meal, three ways – from Boosting Your Basics.

Fig & Hazelnut Upside-down Cake

Fig season is now in full swing. Try this delicious, fibre-packed recipe from DK's Natural Baking.

Fruitcicles

Visually spectacular and perfect for warmer days.

Venus Bars

A delicious and healthy sweet treat from Smart Snacks

Q&A

Minnie Darke Q&A

The Star-crossed author takes on our rapid-fire questions.

Sam George-Allen Q&A

Rapid-fire questions for the author of Witches: What Women Do Together.

Jonathan Kellerman Q&A

The bestselling master of suspense reveals why he swapped psychology for crime writing.

Sam Maggs Q&A

Talking plasmoids, powerful women and the importance of standing up for what’s right with the author of Marvel Fearless and Fantastic Female Super Heroes Save the World

Sophie Kinsella Q&A

Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella on her new book, I Owe You One

Kirsten Drysdale Q&A

Rapid-fire questions for the author of I Built No Schools in Kenya.

Activities

Super Sidekicks Activity Pack

Whoosh, phoom, fhoof, zap! Behold, the Super Sidekicks activity pack!

It's Not Scribble To Me Activity Pack

Bring your scribbles to life with this fun activity pack!

3-Step Science Magic Trick for Kids

How to make a glass tube vanish before your eyes!

Lottie and Walter Activity Pack

The pack that has plasticine walruses!

Puffin Activity Pack

Puffin's Picks of Fun Activities

Sleep Tight, Platypup Activity Pack

A cosy activity for anyone who's still just a little bit afraid of the dark

Book Clubs

Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wife Book Club Notes

Bring your book club together for lively debate about the true meaning of ‘for better or worse’ – both in marriage and in friendship.

The Gift of Life Book Club Notes

From the bestselling author of The Chocolate Promise comes a colourful and heartwarming story that will delight your book club.

Stone Country Book Club Notes

Transport your book club friends to the sweeping rural vistas of Stone Country.

The Sparkle Pages Book Club Notes

Gather your best book buddies for a memorable discussion around marriage, motherhood and fantasies about husbands unpacking the dishwasher.

Lost Roses Book Club Notes

Transport your book club from St Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

Lilac Girls Book Club Notes

Examine history from a fresh perspective with Martha Hall Kelly’s runaway bestseller.

Bonus

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The Great Outdoors Activity Book

Enter the draw to win a $500 Anaconda Voucher!

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