¶ The longlist for the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced. I’ve actually read a few from the list but can’t say anything has particularly wowed me.
¶ Here’s some great recommendations for anyone who loves Japanese literature including new releases and books coming soon.
¶ The winner of the world’s richest literary prize for English-language novels has been named. One to add to the wishlist by the sound of things.
¶ Not really book news, but for copywriters, sub-editors and grammarians alike, this new board game looks brilliant fun!
¶ The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has released two new bilingual books for children. The books are the result of a unique collaboration between children, families, Elders, authors and publishers in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.
¶ Love him or loathe him, I’m not ashamed to say I’ve already placed my pre-order for Bono’s memoir, due to be published on 1 November.
¶ This new reprint of a Nancy Spain novel first published in 1950 sounds perfect for cosy crime aficionados. Has anyone read her work before? Why have I never heard of her?
¶ A fireproof edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is going to be auctioned off to raise funds for PEN America. (What does it say about a country that thinks nothing of banning books but won’t do anything to control gun ownership?)
¶ Need a laugh? The 50 funniest books of all time, put together by Penguin Publishing, might provide some inspiration.
¶ The shortlist for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) has been announced. The winners will be named in Sydney on June 9.
¶ The British Library is hosting a new exhibition showcasing 50 gold books, scrolls and documents in its collection.
¶ This one has gone onto my wishlist: The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.