The Baileys women’s Prize, previously known as Orange Prize for fiction, is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world to celebrateng excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. It has launched a twitter campaign #ThisBook in May. The aim was simple: to find out which books, written by women, have had the biggest impact on readers.
Now voted by readers through twitter, top 20 titles, written by women, have been selected as the most impacted, shaped or changed their lives. Continue reading →
This year, The National Reading Hour will be held on the 19th August at 6pm-7pm. Parramatta City Library strongly supports the message behind The Reading Hour and hope you manage to pick up a book to read to a child at this time and also every day, from birth. Just ten minutes a day, or an hour a week will help to share a love of reading with your child (or any child for that matter!) and will help them be ready for school and be more successful while they are there. Continue reading →
I know I often look for a good book to read from one list to another, and wonder what will be the next amazing one I’d love. Of course I wouldn’t dismiss any books listed by the Man Booker. In fact it has produced some very good books. Now the longlist for this year, 2014, has been announced. Richard Flanagan, the famours Aussie writer, is one of 13, longlisted for his The narrow road to the deep north.
If you’re not sure which one you’d like to read, why not try and borrow one or two from your local library, Parramatta Library?
The final novel in the Cousins’ War series, the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries, The White Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author and “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory tells the fascinating story of Margaret Pole, cousin to the “White Princess,” Elizabeth of York, and lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon. Continue reading →