Inky Awards 2014 longlists

The longlists for the 2014 Inky Awards have been announced. The awards are presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria for local and international fiction, poetry, anthologies and graphic novels written for young adults.


Australian Romance Readers Awards 2013

Romance fiction is always a major reading genre in our library as a lot people read romance for pleasure or for escape from their daily stress. Recently Australian Romance Readers Awards 2013 announced its winners. If you’re a romance reader and are wondering what to read next, then this winners’ list is certainly worth to go through. Continue reading

New Crime Writing Website From Randow House

Random House has launched a new website – a website devoted to crime/thriller books. It consists crime books, crime news, crime authors, crime film/TV and events & awards. You can watch author talks on its site and you can read book reviews.

The site also includes a crime and thrillers Facebook page, a Google+ circle, a monthly enewsletter and a crime blog. A crime app will launch in the next few weeks. You gonna to appreciate the technology that brings books into your finger tips.


The 2014 BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist


The 2014 longlist for one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the BAILEY’S Women’s Prize for Fiction – previously known as the Orange Prize for Fiction – has been announced. The award celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing, and this year’s longlist features six debut writers as well as two previous winners. Continue reading

The Silkworm – New title by J K Rowling

the-silkwormThe silkworm authored by Rober Galbraith, is J K Rowling‘s new crime fiction.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days – as he has done before – and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives – so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.
And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes
a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before.
Parramatta City Library has ordered some copies and waiting for its publishing. You can reserve it online.