01 9 / 2014

"I’ll start with a disclaimer: I love Readings and buy all my books from independent bookshops (and I buy a lot of books). But I also read a lot of fan-fiction online. My question: how ashamed should I be of reading fan-fiction? Is this something I shouldn’t talk about in public, especially with my more literary friends?"

31 8 / 2014

30 8 / 2014

To celebrate our our inaugural New Australian Writing (NAW) Award shortlist, we’re inviting everyone to take part in our NAW Reading Challenge!

Take the six book challenge and commit to reading the entire shortlist, or the three book challenge and read any three books on the shortlist, by Friday 17 October. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the shortlisted books and win gift vouchers.

Find out more here.

28 8 / 2014

28 8 / 2014

27 8 / 2014

27 8 / 2014

"Throughout the novel, Rex’s real form is just beyond our gaze, and much like something slippery in the water might brush against your foot, this form emerges fleetingly – as accusation but never fact. The truth remains ambiguous and it’s precisely this unknown that makes reading Golden Boys so tense and frightening. Hartnett’s villains are not cartoonish; rather, they are shapeshifters from fairytales. Is Rex monstrous, or misunderstood? Did your foot touch a piece of ocean debris or something far more sinister?"

27 8 / 2014