Mastermind by Andrew Mayne Mastermind by Andrew Mayne Mastermind by Andrew Mayne


2020 Aurealis Awards Finalists

Recognizing Australian SFF and horror, peep the 2020 Aurealis awards finalists in the best science fiction and fantasy novel categories.

7 of the Best Audiobooks by Australian Women Writers

A roundup of audiobooks by Australian women, featuring stories about disability, Indigenous language, feminism, and more.

Calling All Divas: Australia’s National Simultaneous Storytime

Grab your glitter, bring out your boas, and put on those dancing shoes! It’s Australia’s National Simultaneous Storytime and we are all invited!

Children’s Classics are Not Universal: Some Differences Between American, Australian, and British Classics

A reader considers the children's book classics she grew up with and compares them to classics in other countries, including the U.S.

Vivid Memories of May Gibbs’s Gumnut Babies On Their 100th Anniversary

Vivid Sydney recently included a tribute to Australian children's author May Gibbs and her gumnut babies, sharing treasured memories for young and old.

Stop What You’re Doing and Read: The Australian Reading Hour Is Here

Aussie readers: take part in Australian Reading Hour later this month. Here's why and how!

Australian Children’s Book Week: Awesome Possum Magic Coins, and Aussie Kids’ Books

Book recommendations for Australian Children's Book Week PLUS there are Possum Magic commemorative coins!

100 Must-Read Australian Books

Books by Australians, about Australia, and/or set in Australia

New South Wales Public Libraries to Promote Literary Mocktails

The State Library of NSW is using literary themed cocktails to promote a fun alternative to alcoholic drinks.

In Praise of National Simultaneous Storytime 2016

Children all across Australia reading the same book at the same time.