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19 July 2018
Announcing Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

Star-crossed will be published in March 2019. 

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, 14 November 2018

Becoming, the memoir by Michelle Obama, to be published worldwide on 14 November 2018.

9 February 2018
New Australian Children’s Laureate

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

Extracts

Deal with the Devil

The fifth and final day of Michael Atkins’ evidence opened in spectacular fashion.

Resin

The white room was completely dark when my dad killed my granny.

Open Your Eyes

Another year of my life … wasted.

City of Lies

I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me.

A House in the Sky

We named the houses they put us in.

Loose Units

I was seven years old when I saw my first dead body.

Articles

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Top tips from Parent Alert on internet safety for your kids.

The Art of Collaboration

Darren Longbottom and Tim Rushby-Smith share the intricacies of co-writing a book.

Josephine’s Ark

Terry Smyth reveals the lengths Napoleon would go to please his Empress Josephine.

The Shady History of the French Riviera

Rachel Rhys on the allure of writing a novel set in the dazzling French Riviera.

More than a Game

George Megalogenis reveals a little something democracy could learn from sport.

For the Love of Bookshops

Our authors share their favourite places for bookish retail therapy.

Recipes

Apple and Cheese Spelt Buns

A traditional Swedish bun recipe with a hint of caraway from The Little Swedish Kitchen.

Tomato Sauce

A classic Italian recipe for salsa di pomodoro from The Art of Pasta.

Potato Gnocchi

A delicious recipe for the melt-in-the-mouth Italian staple from The Art of Pasta.

Salina Chicken

A sumptuous, gently-spiced chicken dish from Jamie Cooks Italy.

Minestrone

A fresh soup made with risotto rice and seasonal veg, from Jamie Cooks Italy.

Classic Carbonara

An authentic recipe for the celebrated Italian favourite from Jamie Cooks Italy.

Q&A

Rachel Aust Q&A

Influencer, fitness guru and master of minimalism, Rachel Aust on her home and her first book, Less.

John Boyne Q&A

The author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas discusses his latest novel, A Ladder to the Sky.

Majok Tulba Q&A

The Sudanese–Australian author reflects on the inspiration behind When Elephants Fight.

Giovanni Dienstmann Q&A

Giovanni Dienstmann on meditation for the 21st century mind.

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.

Activities

Roald Dahl Party Pack

The Roald Dahl Party pack has all you need to create the ultimate Dahl Day Party!

Grandpa's Space Adventure Activity Pack

Go on an adventure to outer space with this beautifully designed, Grandpa's Space Adventure themed activity pack!

Puffin the Architect Activity Pack

Create you own perfect, custom-made and clever home with the Puffin the Architect colouring-in activity!

Charlie Activity Pack

Create your own Charlie disquise with this fun activity pack!

Star Wars™ Craft and Science Project: R2-D2 Holoprojector

A light-bending craft from a galaxy far, far away.

The All New Must Have Orange 430 Activity Pack

The All New Must Have Orange 430 activity pack is the latest and the greatest. Something that you absolutely have to have!

Book Clubs

Fatal Inheritance Book Club Notes

A plot swimming with love, murder and adventure set against the backdrop of 1940s French Riviera awaits your book club.

The Second Cure Book Club Notes

Books clubs will love this provocative debut novel about control, courage and belief.

The Summer of Secrets Book Club Notes

Experience heartbreak, hope and healing set in country-town Australia with your book club.

The Water Cure Book Club Notes

An eerie, dreamlike novel about love, violence and survival at any cost. Perfect for book club.

Your Second Life Begins... Book Club Notes

Inspire your book club with the story of one woman’s journey to happiness.

The Kookaburra Creek Café Book Club Notes

A multi-generational Australian saga filled with secrets, heartache and friendship – perfect for book club.

Bonus

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A Note from Monica

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