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Davitt Award shortlist

The Davitt Awards are presented by Sisters of Crime Australia and are for crime fiction and nonfiction written by Australian women.
Find the shortlist here!

Pluto Demoted Day - Aug 24th

In 2006, the International Astronomical Union determined that Pluto was no longer an official planet (cue gasps of outrage!)
August 24th was thereafter Pluto Demoted Day. Learn all about planets in this list, and for more see our curriculum Space lists!

Books for Father's Day

Father’s Day is on September 5th, celebrating the invaluable place that fathers have in our lives. For more, see our list For parents and teachers on our curriculum page.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II. This list will be updated throughout the year as Jubilee titles are released.

Miles Franklin Winner 2022

From the Perpetual website: “Jennifer Down has won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel, Bodies of Light, published by Text Publishing. As one of the youngest authors to be honoured with the Award in its 65-year history – the youngest being Randolph Stow for To the Islands in 1958 at 23 – Jennifer Down has established herself as a potent voice in the new generation of Australian writers.”


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