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2013 ALS Gold Medal winner

News of the 2013 ALS Gold medal winner comes thanks to Sue at Whispering Gums….


… and the award went to Michelle de Kretser for… 108 more words

Australian Literature

Two under-the-radar Australian literary awards announced

A couple of lesser known – but significant to me – literary awards were announced over the last week or so, one national and the other local. 529 more words

Australian Literature

ALS Gold Medal Shortlist

Jessie’s novel Darkness on the Edge of Town has been shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal.

The ALS Gold Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar year. 41 more words

Jessie Cole

Lantana Lane, by Eleanor Dark

My introduction to Eleanor Dark (1901-1985) came at school in 1967 when I was given No Barrier as a prize.  Published in 1953 it was the last one  of a trilogy of historical novels comprising also… 1,095 more words


ALS Gold Medal shortlist 2012

Once again I am indebted to Bookseller and Publisher magazine for the news that the high prestige ALS Gold Medal shortlist has been announced.  The nominees are: 138 more words

Australian Literary Fiction

The Battlers by Kylie Tennant, read by Jacklyn Kelleher

One of my favourite innovations of the digital age is the audio book that can be downloaded for free from a local library.  I belong to the Casey-Cardinia library (near work) and the Kingston library (near home) and both offer this service, which is facilitated through Bolinda Audio.  1,389 more words


The Patron Saint of Eels, by Gregory Day

The recent announcement that Gregory Day was joint winner with Carrie Tiffany of the inaugural ABR Elizabeth Jolley short story prize reminded me that I have not one but… 1,027 more words