Miles Franklin Award 2012 Longlist has been announced recently. Since the the first winner, Patrick White, for his book Voss in 1957, the prize has been awarded to novels describing life in suburbia, compulsive gamblers, Australians abroad – but always true to the terms of Miles Franklin’s will: ‘[the] prize shall be awarded for the novel for the year which is of the highest literary merit and which must present Australian life in any of its phases …’. The award also causes confusion and attracts criticism.
这个月，Dundas 图书馆中文阅读小组，根据澳大利亚全国阅读年阅读主题”思想”,展开了热烈的讨论。 Continue reading
Amal Awad is a Palestinian-Australian Muslim, a child of the 80s, and an eternal advocate of good grammar. She graduated from university with an arts/law degree, practised very briefly as a lawyer and now works as a journalist. Continue reading
The theme for March is reading that makes you THINK. If you want to read something that makes you think have a look at these suggestions for both fiction and non fiction titles Continue reading
The Literacy Reading group met on the 15th March. The theme for the month was “Think” and the article read was Charles Teo’s Australia Day address in which he claims that racism is very much alive. The Australia Day address can be found here http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/australia-day-2012-address-full-speech-20120123-1qdh9.html Continue reading