Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and creator of the “Disworld Series” has died aged 66 of Alheimer’s disease. Loved by millions for his irreverent take on life, he satirized politics, religion and anything else he deemed to be flawed and pretensious. Often compared to classic authors like Jonathan Swift and Kurt Vonnegut. He wrote 70 books, his most popular novel being, ironically “Mort”, his “Bromeliad Trilogy” is often regarded by critics and fans alike as works of genius. His career spanned over 40 years and his books where translated into 37 languages, worldwide sales totalled over 70 million volumes. He was Britain’s second most read fantasy author after J.K. Rowling. Continue reading
The longlist for the third Stella Prize has been announced.
Australian author Colleen McCullough has died aged 77.
The news we were waiting for has arrived. PM’s Literary Awards winners were announced. Continue reading
Triumph and Demise: The Broken Promise of a Labor Generation (MUP) by Paul Kelly has won this year’s Walkley Book Award. Continue reading