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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.

29 January 2018
Literary Prize Shortlist

Announcing the shortlist for the Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize.

10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

Extracts

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

The stench of horse manure woke Max Einstein with a jolt.

Texas Ranger

I push my boot against the gas pedal, and the needle on the speedometer surges past one hundred miles an hour.

The Temptation of Forgiveness

Brunetti found himself seated towards the rear of a Number One vaporetto, glancing idly through a copy of that morning’s Gazzettino.

NYPD Red 5

There were only four words beneath the tattoo of the Grim Reaper on Aubrey Davenport’s inner left thigh. But they spoke volumes.

Ready Player One

Everyone my age remembers where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the contest.

Eve of Man

On the first day no one really noticed. Perhaps there was a chuckle among the midwives at the sight of all those babies wrapped in blue blankets, not a pink one in sight.

Articles

A Bolt from Below

Martin Seligman reveals some life-changing wisdom from a pint-sized adviser.

Parting Ways With Doubt

Bernadette Fisers on beauty and happiness.

Welcome to The Motherhood, my dear.

Jamila Rizvi on the early experiences of motherhood that inspired her and so many other women to share their stories.

In Love with Romance

Author Fiona McArthur on her unabashed passion for the romance genre.

A Book a Day

Six health benefits of reading.

The First Night

Kerry Tucker’s traumatic first night behind bars.

Recipes

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.

Gemelli with Anchovies, Tomato and Mascarpone

A creamy, tangy pasta dish from Nigella Lawson's At My Table that's so easy to make.

Banana, Carrot and Seed Bread

A loaf recipe perfect for babies, toddlers, teens and grown-ups at any time of the day from Annabel Karmel’s Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book.

Gingerbread Men

Fill your home with the aroma of festive spices this Christmas.

Apricot Tart with Frangipane

Try this simple and elegant dessert from Nadine Levy Redzepi's Downtime.

Q&A

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.

Paula Hawkins Q&A

The Into the Water author on writing, remembering and day-to-day darkness.

Katherine Scholes Q&A

The bestselling author on her unyielding love affair with the African continent.

Activities

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. 

Where Should Your Next Adventure Be?

Take our World of Wanderlust-inspired quiz and find out.

Lolcatz Pub Quiz

Andrew Masterson’s Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog facts exposed.

The Soldier’s Curse Crossword

Test your skills and meet Hugh Monsarrat.

Book Clubs

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.

Only the Animals Book Club Notes

Book clubs will see history from a different perspective in these short stories from Ceridwen Dovey.

In the Garden of the Fugitives Book Club Notes

Unearth Ceridwen Dovey’s themes of guilt, power, shame and obsession with your book club.

Child of Mine Book Club Notes

Discuss the themes of motherhood and parental rights in Child of Mine with your book club.

Bonus

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. 

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.