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Blog: The Readings Young Adult Book Prize shortlist 2018 · Readings.com.au

We couldn’t be more excited to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize. This is the second year of the Prize, which celebrates the best new writers in Australian Young Adult literature, and considers first and second YA books.

Pulled from the Page and Given Life: Why author Lynette Noni loves Fan Art – Better Reading

Australian author Lynette Noni writes about how she loves the fan art created in response to her novels. First book: Akarnae TFFA (Theme Fiction Fantasy) NON

NEW AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S LAUREATE ANNOUNCED | Australian Children's Laureate

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Morris Gleitzman is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.

How a kid who didn’t read a book until he was 17 grew up to become a literary star

Young adult author Jason Reynolds is determined to get reluctant readers to read. Read When I was the greatest by Jason Reynolds TFSO REY

John Green Tells a Story of Emotional Pain and Crippling Anxiety. His Own.

In his new book, “Turtles All the Way Down,” the best-selling young adult novelist addresses a deeply personal subject: anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.

#authorsforasylum

Australian authors on Twitter are auctioning books to raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Jane Austen's worldwide fan club - BBC News

The devotees from around the world for whom Jane Austen plays a big part in their lives.

Harry Potter 20

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter!

My New Book

In which John Green discusses the forthcoming release of Turtles All the Way Down, his first new novel in six years

John Green's Next Novel Is Coming in October

'Turtles All the Way Down' will mark his first new novel in nearly six years.

Lauren Child: New Children's Laureate worried about equality in books - BBC News

Lauren Child says it is "harder for girls to be equal" as she is named the new U.K. Children's Laureate.

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Somehow All the More Terrifying as a Hulu Show

The series is based on the 1985 novel, but it feels perfectly suited to 2017.

Liane, Jaclyn and Nicola Moriarty: When blood is as thick as ink

"The thing about sisters," says the young adult fiction writer Jaclyn Moriarty, "is we understand the importance of praise.''

Kate Grenville awarded 2017 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

This award acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature.  

Kate Grenville interview: why perfumes are making you sick

The author discusses her exposé of the fragrance industry, and why the stage adaptation of The Secret River makes her cry every time

Author says US border guards given ‘turbo charged power’

POPULAR author Mem Fox said the treatment she and others received at the hands of US immigration officials made her ashamed to be human.

Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby'

Author of Possum Magic was aggressively questioned over her visa status and later received an apology for her treatment by border guards

Deeply unfashionable but wildly successful: author Neil Gaiman is living his own fantasy

Neil Gaiman was born Jewish, raised a Scientologist and educated by the Church of England. The perfect background for a fantasy writer?

Ursula K. Le Guin Wants Everyone to Know the Huge Difference Between 'Alternative Facts' and Fiction

The word “alternative” appears both in the fun new craze sweeping the government (“alternative facts”) and in a few science fiction staple ideas (“alternate history” and “alternate universe,” for example). Despite that superficial similarity, legendary scifi author Ursula K. Le Guin wants to make sure no one confuses what White House press secretary Sean Spicer does with what she does.