And the winner is . . . Annette Higgs!
Penguin Random House was named Publisher of the Year at the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards. Thank you to all of the authors, agents, booksellers, suppliers, staff and our amazing readers who made it possible.
Winners to be announced on Thursday 9 June.
The new addition is an important opportunity to show respect for Traditional Owners.
Busy Betty features a creative, curious, and exuberant young girl who has big plans.
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Fourteen Penguin and Puffin books have been selected for the CBCA Book Awards Notables list.
The movie based on Thomas Savage's dark poetic tale has received 12 Academy Award nominations.
Hey champions, Nat's What I Reckon has won the Booktopia award for the second year in a row.
Benjamin Stevenson's new book Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone is set to become a limited series.
We're excited to announce four of our authors have made it to the shortlist.
To celebrate 40 years of Tim Winton's publishing career, we are re-releasing 18 of his titles with all new book covers.
Congratulations to our five authors who have been longlisted for the awards.
A huge congratulations to Wiradjuri writer Tara June Winch on her recent achievement.
We're thrilled to have 14 books featured on the longlist.
Candice Fox reveals secrets to success after latest Ned Kelly shortlisting.
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And the winner is... James McKenzie Watson!
Penguin Random House authors and publisher Julie Watts recognised in this year's list.
We're delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021 Write It Fellowship.
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We are thrilled to share The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld has won the 2021 Stella Prize!
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We're thrilled to reveal the shortlist for the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize.
There was something buzzing. A fly.
He shouldn’t have brought them here.
Charlotte could listen no more in silence. For several minutes now a young man at the teahouse counter had been abusing a waiter with language that pierced her soul.
There was no possibility of walking to the library that day. Morning rain had blanched the air, and Miss Darlington feared that if Cecilia ventured out she would develop a cough and be dead within the week.
Jen is glad of the clocks going back tonight. A gained hour, extra time, to be spent pretending she isn’t waiting up for her son.
I’ve got six minutes to walk to the train station, plenty of time if I wear my flat boots.
My fifteenth birthday is stinging with a blistering heatwave. Balloons and streamers are dangling off the clothesline, motionless.
Pausanias took a deep breath, feeling calm spread through him.
For some, the sound that defined their adolescence was the joyful shrieks of their siblings playing in the garden.
Charlie’s ugly Crocs stuck to the mats on the floor behind the bar, making a sticky, squelching sound.
Jun Chu stood on the deck of a three-masted junk given the auspicious name Silken Dragon.
For more than twenty years I have written about cars in the Sunday Times.
Lisa arrived in Southbend in mid-November on a day of gathering storms, when the air dripped with humidity and the huge grey-white cumulus clouds were piled like soapsuds above the line of timber fronting the banks of the Rainsford River.
My writing career unofficially began at McLean Hospital, the psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Belmont, Massachusetts.
‘You genuinely want to send me to a remote island to marry myself?’
The pool is located deep underground, in a large cavernous chamber many feet beneath the streets of our town.
The day she turned eleven was the day Zadie Ma discovered her superpower.
They chose Valentine’s Day 2005 as the date to release the engagement news and Camilla’s new title of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall bestowed by the Queen.
My face is pressed into the ground. The dirt tastes like blood.
Cindy Thomas was working at the dining table she’d bought at a tag sale down the block.
I didn’t keep a journal during the most traumatic parts of my life because, let’s face it, I didn’t want to remember that shit.
The day started early. Joan had been up for hours.
Samantha watched the girls as they filed into the event hall, tilting their heads back to stare at the ornate vaulted ceiling with its oversized chandeliers dripping silver and blue crystals.
The woman was crying. Tears ran like rivers down her face, dripping off her chin and soaking her tunic. She had to stay silent. No one could learn of her sorrow. Because no one would understand.
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These five easy steps will teach you how to do square breathing for anxiety. Using this simple mindfulness tool can help lower your heart rate and curb anxious thoughts the moment they arise.
When did James Patterson start writing? It might be earlier than you expect. At the mere age of eighteen, he began scribbling down short stories and the rest is history.
Author of Am I Black Enough For You?, Anita Heiss, has received an AM for services to tertiary Indigenous Studies and the Arts.
Ten years after the famous Misogyny Speech comes Julia Gillard's new book, Not Now, Not Ever.
Learn about last year's winner and find out what judges are looking for in 2022.
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An easy tip from Time Wise to help maximise your productivity.
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On 1 June 2022, a record-breaking ten women were sworn into cabinet positions under Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. With more women in parliament, now is the perfect time to read Women and Leadership by Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Celebrate World Environment Day 2022 by picking up one of these fascinating reads about sustainability, the climate crisis, and what we can do to make our planet a better place.
Margaret Hickey, prolific author, teacher, and playwright shares how her passion for landscape saturates her story development and characters in her new novel Stone Town.
See Wim Hof's list of famous fans and try a breathing exercise from his book.
How to apply the rules of social media influencing to effect change in the arenas of race, human rights, equality and inclusion.
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Seven amazing chapter books for children ages 6-9.
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Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, credits his hefty reading list for his success.
If you love dessert but hate the sugar crash that follows, this trick is for you. Jessie Inchauspé – AKA The Glucose Goddess – shares her top tip for enjoying sweets, so you can have your cake and eat it too!
A delicious treat that everyone will enjoy.
Enjoy this wholesome, beautifully spiced meal from the Fibre Fuelled Cookbook.
A delicious and easy lunch recipe that kids will love.
This divine paella dish is sure to be loved by all.
These delicious stuffed peppers are a hearty addition to your weekly meal rotations.
We’ve sealed the deal on these pork sausage rolls by adding a sweet apple mixture to bring them to life.
This irresistible creamy garlic sauce will work well with chicken, pork or veal, or for a vegetarian option use root vegetables.
A tray-bake twist on the standard stir-fry!
It's Pizza Night at the Heeler house . . . and now at yours, too!
Try your hand at James Strawbridge's vegetarian pub classic.
Try your hand at this traditional Nepalese dish from Santosh Shah.
This flavourful salsa makes an excellent topping for a huge variety of meat and vegetable dishes – a true all-rounder.
Fried cheese is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and having experienced many of them, I feel confident saying so.
I developed a habit of eating the entire shrimp when I was a kid.
This delightful recipe from Maggie Beer's Summer Harvest Recipes is sure to delight your guests.
I just can’t cook without a good stock, and a chook stock is the one I use most of all.
A scrumptious winter favourite, perfect for the whole family.
I get these intense cravings for stir-fries. Whether it’s the hottest humid night or a blistering cold day, a stir-fry energizes me in a way that few dishes can. This one is on regular rotation in my home kitchen.
Both fresh and substantial, this burrito bowl is packed with fresh herbs which elevate the rice to something special.
A quick and easy favourite from the Healthy Keto Air Fryer Cookbook.
Try your hand at this delicious vegan cookie recipe.
An attractively smokey salad from Thai Food.
A delicious and easy dish that's full of flavour.
A panaeng curry is perhaps one of the most popular in the Thai repertoire.
James McKenzie Watson, winner of the Penguin Literary Prize 2021, shares how growing up in rural NSW, past struggles with mental health, and his present nursing career helped shape his debut novel, Denizen.
Steve Toltz shares his inspiration for the afterlife, how he freed his characters from technology, and how he envisioned a near-future world in his new novel, Here Goes Nothing.
Ashley Goldberg talks favourite scenes, lived experience, and the real-life events that inspired his debut novel, Abomination.
Bonnie Garmus was seething when she got back to her desk after a work meeting. It was then she began writing Lessons in Chemistry.
'For me, horror is inextricably linked to comedy, so I loved writing the icky replantation scene.'
Benjamin Stevenson talks to us about his new must-have mystery and his friend's odd act that inspired his book.
Troy Bramston brings us the real story of Bob Hawke, revealing his stunning triumphs and shocking failures.
Rockstar Detectives is out now at your local bookshop.
Debut author Lizzie Pook talks about the years-long process of writing her novel and the real-life stories behind the characters.
The much-loved author chats to us about researching The Spy's Wife on the cusp of the pandemic starting, studying 1930s German history and baking cherry cakes.
Author shares story behind Australia’s longest-running comic strip
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Bursting full of children’s curiosity Everything Under the Sun is a glorious celebration of life on earth.
Five minutes with one of Australia’s most beloved children’s authors
'I want reading my novels to feel like walking through a forest or swimming in the ocean, to offer a breath of fresh air and remind readers of the beauty that still remains in the world.'
The debut author of the YA novel soon to hit Netflix on discipline, working with Daniel Kaluuya, and the complications of writing about time travel.
The Penguin Literary Prize winner on inspiration, advice and what's next.
Meet the author-illustrator and autism advocate behind A Different Sort of Normal.
The bestselling author discusses tapping back into Jack's world, twisty-turny stories and her favourite crime dramas.
Meet Anna Zobel, author and illustrator of Little Gem.
A Glasshouse of Stars author on second-person narration, immigration and childhood fears.
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Vintage Creative Director Suzanne Dean and artist Lena Peters on circles, Murakami and monkeys.
The Jam Queens author on the joy of writing foodie fiction.
Explore the world of poetry in this fun activity pack! Inspire your kids to get creative and write their own poems.
Join Bluey and Bingo at their Fancy Restaurant and learn how to make lots of yummy recipes - for real life.
Recycle a t-shirt and turn it into a tote bag!
Download these free colouring-in and activity pages from Phillip Gwynne's latest picture book.
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Colour in Snickers, Bluey and Winton!
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Embark on an adventure with fisherman Finn and his dog, Skip!
Decorate some Easter biscuits with Bluey and Bingo
Test your grammar with this fun DK activity pack!
Download these free activity sheets for the holidays.
Feel prepared for the school year with this maths activity pack!
Join Bluey and Bingo on their trip to Hammerbarn!
Join the Penguin Teen read-a-thon this summer.
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Here are some questions to get your discussion started about The Book of Wondrous Possibilities!
An absorbing story to discuss with your book club.
Explore friendship, faith, family and identity with this compelling debut, perfect for book clubs.
There’s so much to talk about in this big-hearted story starring sisters and storytellers Peijing and Biju, a lost family finding their way, a Little World made of paper, a Jade Rabbit, and the ever-changing but constant moon . . .
Discuss the biggest YA thriller of 2022 with your reading group.
A delightful, Australian-bush style romantic comedy that will keep your book club enthralled with hilarity and delight.
Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone is a fiendishly clever mystery that will keep your book club guessing and introduces a family of characters brilliant for discussion.
An unputdownable Australian novel to read with your book club.
Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut.
A standout book club novel. Unputdownable and thought-provoking.
A compelling and inventive novel in five parts to share with your book club.
Much loved author Fiona McIntosh is back with an historical adventure to enjoy with your book club.
Two friends. Ten summer trips. Their last chance to fall in love.
A fun rock 'n' roll story that's perfect for book club.
Take your book club on an enthralling journey over oceans and continents.
A glitteringly dark and unsettling debut that's perfect for book club.
Let Judy Nunn take you on a scintillating journey through the golden age of Australian show business.
An uplifting Australian drama from rural midwife and bestselling author Fiona McArthur.
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A magnificent literary pick for book club.
A desert highway. A remote town. A murder that won’t stay hidden.
A timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and connection from much-loved author Barbara Hannay.