Heather Rose has won the 2017 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, for her novel The Museum of Modern Love (A&U).
Judging panel chair Brenda Walker said the novel, which reimagines Marina Abramovic’s 2010 performance of ‘The Artist is Present’ at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is an ‘unusual and remarkable achievement, a mediation on the social, spiritual and artistic importance of seeing and being seen, and listening for voices from the present and past that may or may not be easy to hear’.
You can borrow a copy at City of Parramatta Libraries.
Before starting a relaxing Easter long weekend, don’t forget add some interesting books into your time. This year, our adult non fiction titles have been doing really well. Here are the top ten most popular titles from last month. Continue reading
The announcement of Baileys shortlist, has brought us some fresh fiction by women writers. Here are six titles
Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀
The Power Naomi Alderman
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
First Love by Gwendoline Riley
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
The Indie Book Awards are chosen by independent booksellers to reward and promote excellence in Australian writing. This year the awards go to
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (Dominic Smith, A&U)
Everywhere I Look (Helen Garner, Text)
The Dry (Jane Harper, Macmillan)
Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Pan)
Circle (Jeannie Baker, Walker Books)
The shortlisted titles are here