Costa Book Awards Shortlist 2015

book-awards-logoIn the hot summer days how nice if you can get a cuppa and enjoy reading your favorite stories? The 2015 Costa Book Awards have been announced it shortlist. The four titles for the 2015 Costa Novel Award are:

A God in Ruins (Kate Atkinson, Doubleday)

The Green Road (Anne Enright, Jonathan Cape)

A Place Called Winter (Patrick Gale, Tinder Press)

At Hawthorn Time (Melissa Harrison, Bloomsbury).

Shortlists were also announced in the categories of First Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book, which can be viewed on the Costa Award website

Parramatta City Library has those titles available for loan.

Terry Pratchett – We must walk together

pratchettSir 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