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Join Alan Carter for a literary lunch or supper

Lovers of crime fiction will get two chances to catch up with award-winning author Alan Carter in Western Australia this month as he introduces a new book and a new character. Alan will be a guest at the seventeenth Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in the Kimberley before appearing at Beaufort Street Books in Mt Lawley.

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Hello and welcome to May. This month I had the pleasure of presenting at the 2017 Round Table Conference on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities. This enlightening event has underlined the importance of collaborating with both creators and readers to ensure our books are accessible to all.

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A bookwarming in Wellington

You’re invited to a bookwarming for The Hope Fault by Tracy Farr. The Hope Fault is a celebration of the complexities of family: aunties and steps and exes; parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them. It’s about life’s faultlines, and the unsettling certainty of uncertainty.

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair is almost here and we have just received good news – Pandamonia by Chris Owen and Chris Nixon has been chosen for inclusion in the Hello! from Australia Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition at the 2017 Fair.

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Treasuring Kim Scott

Benang by Kim Scott is the latest Fremantle Press Treasure. It was the first book by an Indigenous writer to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award and, after nearly two decades, its continued relevance, its scope, language and largeness of spirit shows why it won our most prestigious prize, and why Scott went on to win it again.

Kim Scott says: ‘Telling Harley’s story felt very important at the time. I wanted to tentatively map a path of recovery from some of the damage of our shared history – the rationalisation of colonisation, the deaths and loss and the reductionist discourses about identity.'

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