2017 Stella Prize Winner

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.

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Monthly most popular adult non fiction titles

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

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The 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist

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


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Indie Book Awards 2017

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)

Debut fiction

The Dry (Jane Harper, Macmillan)

Young adult

Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Pan)


Circle (Jeannie Baker, Walker Books)

The shortlisted titles are here










Non Fiction









Fiction Debut


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All About Books – Autumn 2017 edition is now out!

The new Autumn 2017 edition of our reading guide, All About Books is now available. For your FREE copy ask a Library Staff member at any of our branches.
It is filled with lots of reading ideas to inspire you over the season and has a little something for everyone…check out our special Books to Screen section, so many wonderful titles are being made into a movie or tv series this year.
Can’t get to the Library and don’t want to wait until your next visit? Click on the cover to download your copy.

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