The Warwick Prize for Writing

The Warwick Prize for Writing was launched in 2008 and is an innovative literature prize that involves global competition, and crosses all disciplines. The Prize is given every two years for an excellent and substantial piece of writing in the English language, in any genre or form. Continue reading

Miles Franklin Award Winner

The Sri Lanka born author Michelle de Kretser has won this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her book ‘Questions of travel’ has been decided from all female writers’ shortlist for its “witty and poignant observations” in the vivid language to deal with many issues that Australian society concerned, such as home and away, travel and tourism, refugees and migrants. Continue reading

Alan Walker Village Book Group

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

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2nd Tuesday Evening Book Group


The Girl in the Steel-Capped Boots by Loretta Hill

Summary – A story of red dust and romance, of strength and dreams, discovered in the unlikeliest of places–the great Australian outback. Lena Todd is a city girl who thrives on cocktails and cappuccinos so when her boss announces hes sending her to the outback to join a construction team, her world is turned upside down. Lenas new accommodation: an aluminium box called a dongar. Her new social network: 350 men. Her daily foot attire: steel-capped boots. Unfortunately, Lena cant refuse. Mistakes from the past are choking her confidence and she needs to do something to right those wrongs and prove herself. Going to a remote community might just be the place to do that, if only tall, dark, and obnoxious Dan didnt seem so determined to stand in her way.

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