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"None of these novels draws on familiar tropes of Australian literature,” State Library of NSW Mitchell Librarian Richard Neville said on behalf of the judges, “yet each brings a distinctive pitch of truth and insight into the Australian experience. (They) explore the restorative power of love, the pernicious influence of the past on the present, the tragedy of the present avoiding the past, the challenge of unconventional identities, the interweaving of lives across communities, the devastation of grief, and the war zone that is the media, masculinity and a small country town.”
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In 2012, state of Queensland voted in a new premier – Campbell Newman. Carrottopish, Camp Newman, scrapped the state's Premier's Literary Awards so last year everyone laughed when a major publisher publicly rejected Newman's memoir and bookshops refused to stock book about him ...
Janos and his family are flying over the country. Janos says to his wife, "Luca, why don't I throw out a hundred-forint bill and make somebody happy?" "Oh Janos, why don't you throw out two fifty-forint bills and make two people happy?" His daughter chimes in, "Oh Pappa, why not throw out ten ten-forint bills and make ten people happy?" Then his son says, "Gee Pappa, why don't you just jump out and make everybody happy?"
A quirky Hungarian romance about two slaughterhouse workers who fall in love has surprisingly won the $60,000 Sydney Film Festival competition
After a waitress tells her that people forget to take umbrellas and jackets all the time and “one woman even left her baby here”, Ava retorts: “Well, you can always have another baby.” “I absolutely sympathise with that,” O’Flynn said yesterday after his novel, The Last Days of Ava Langdon, was shortlisted for the $60,000 Miles Franklin Literary Award. “I once accidentally deleted 30,000 words and was horrified, mortified.” O’Flynn, who has two adult children, is on an intriguing shortlist for the nation’s most important book prize. Not one of the five authors has been in contention before. “It’s gobsmacking,” O’Flynn said of his inclusion.