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17 July 2017
Enter Our New Literary Prize

Announcing the inaugural Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize and details of entry.

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

19 March 2017
New Novel from Richard Flanagan

First Person -- Richard Flanagan’s first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize in 2014 -- is to be published in Australia in October this year.

9 March 2017
Me Before You’s Leading Lady Returns

Jojo Moyes takes Lou Clarke to New York in a new novel to be published in 2018.

8 March 2017
New from John le Carré

A Legacy of Spies will feature George Smiley, John le Carré’s most beloved character. 

9 February 2017
New from Monica McInerney

Monica McInerney’s new novel, The Trip of a Lifetime, to be published July 2017.

Extracts

Swing Time

It was the first day of my humiliation.

Last Seen Alive

Jamie twists the dial on the radio up to full volume so we can hear the Stone Roses over the wind whistling past our ears.

I Know A Secret

When I was seven years old, I learned how important it is to cry at funerals.

A Stranger in the House

On this hot August night, Tom Krupp parks his car – a leased Lexus – in the driveway of his handsome two-storey home.

Live, Lead, Learn

‘There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.’

Autumn

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.

Articles

The Band Plays On

Jimmy Barnes salutes Australian rock royalty in Bob Yates’ The Angels.

Get to Know Harriet Blue

All the background information on Candice Fox and James Patterson’s fiery detective.

The Nature of Happiness

Scotty Hodges’ psychologist explores the benefits of living well.

Playing by Our Rules

David Hill details the beginnings of Australia’s national obsession.

The League of Extraordinary Women

Meet some Outback Legends in heels: the Barkly Women’s Group.

There Be Dragons

The final preparations for a journey to the bottom of the world.

Recipes

Raspberry Friands

Try this delicious recipe from What Katie Ate.

Mangia! Mangia! Minestrone

Try this delicious home-style Italian recipe from Mangia! Mangia!.

Broad Bean Spread

A fresh and flavourful  starter dish from Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi.

Stuffed Aubergine Recipe

Try your hand at this stuffed aubergine recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalem. 

Chocolate, Malt and Cocoa Nib Cake

Try your hand at this rather remarkable chocolate cake recipe from Belinda Jeffery.

Broccoli Carbonara

A variation on a classic from Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion: Cooking.

Q&A

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.

Morris Gleitzman Spills The Beans

Morris throws caution to the wind and answers all of your questions. . . 

Alice Campion Q&A

The Shifting Light author(s) on research, sequels and keeping plotlines on-track.

Candice Fox Q&A

Find out what scares #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox. 

Ali Land Q&A

Enter the mind of Good Me, Bad Me author Ali Land.

Activities

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.

Elizabethan England Quiz

How much do you know about Shakespeare’s stomping ground?

Book Clubs

Charlatan Reading Group Questions

Enter the shadowy world of mesmerism with Catherine Jinks’ Charlatan.

Beauty in Thorns Questions

Unlock some fairy tale magic with Kate Forsyth’s reimagining of Sleeping Beauty.

Trip of a Lifetime Notes

Introduce your book club to the huge-hearted Quinlan family.

The Olive Sisters Reading Notes

Make a toast to The Olive Sisters at your next book club. 

A Dangerous Crossing

Take your reading group on Rachel Rhys’s intoxicating voyage.

Congo Dawn Reading Notes

Transport your book club to Africa with Katherine Scholes’ Congo Dawn.

Bonus

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.

Underline Issue 1

For the love of reading. 

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.