STUART REES.- Learning from a crisis. | John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

Sickness and deaths from the corona virus present challenges to save lives, but could also prompt discussion about different ways to live. China’s strict quarantine measures have given breathing space to the climate. Factories were closed, few cars used, streets deserted and flights cancelled. The air is clearer and the slave labour required to meet…

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2020 shortlists

I have read some of these. Some great books here!

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Thanks to Brona from Brona’s Books and Books and Publishing for the heads-up…

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2020 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($40,000) 

Multicultural NSW Award ($20,000)

  • Growing Up African in Australia (ed by Maxine Beneba Clarke, Black Inc.), see my review
  • Room for a Stranger (Melanie Cheng, Text), see my review
  • White Tears/Brown Scars (Ruby Hamad, MUP)
  • Australianama: The South Asian Odyssey in Australia (Samia Khatun, UQP)
  • The Pillars

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