Lost the Plot – Episode 23 – The Australian Newspaper Fiction Database

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Show Notes

Book Updates

Backwards-facing books – am I sellout or a genius?


Better Reading’s Top 100 Favourite Home Grown Reads
See the full list here. 
Episode 20 with Annie on book lists. 

Easter comes to the Kitchener Street Library

New Street Libraries in Warramanga
City News article

ACT Writers Centre Collecting Books for the Tathra bushfires
More information here

Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s Great Book Swap
Launch event
Start your own great book swap!

Sekolah Gunung Merapi Campaign
Donate here.

Book News

Man Booker International Prize
Longlist announced

Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards
Shortlist announced

MUD Literary Prize
“What I have Done” by Sarah Schmidt” wins inaugural prize
Also, do you know what MUD stands for? Let me know in the comments!

Australian Book Industry Awards
Longlist announced

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Shortlist announced

Stella Prize
“Tracker” by Alexis Wright wins

2018 Women’s Prize for fiction
Longlist announced

International Women’s Day: My “Press for Progress” reviews
“Terra Nullius” by Claire G. Coleman
“Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien
“The Hate Race” by Maxine Beneba Clark
“Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms” by Dr Anita Heiss
“Aya of Yop City” by Marguerite Abouet
“The Fifth Season” by N K Jemisin

Stefen’s Books on IWD
Featuring books by women with a 10% discount

Miles Franklin’s Last Diary
Canberra Times Article
ABC Radio interview
NSW State Library Media Release

Bronte Society publishing lost Charlotte Bronte manuscripts
The Bookseller article
The Guardian article about the discovery

“Bridge of Clay” by Markus Zusak
Facebook video
Cover design

“A Spark of Light” by Jodi Picoult
Facebook post
Jodi Picoult website

“Bizarre Romance” by Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell
Washington Post article

“No Country Woman” by Zoya Patel
Hachette book page

“Well Read Cookies”
Facebook page

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss
(NOT by John Oliver as it seems to be advertised everywhere)
The Age article

“In Her Own Words” by Pauline Hanson
Sydney Morning Herald article
SBS News Article

“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” by Sean Penn
Huffington Post article
Wikipedia page

Amazon bidding to spend $1 billion to adapt the “Three Body Problem”
Engadget article

BBC Adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” in Production
Deadline article

Trailer for HBO Adaptation of “Farenheit 451”
Variety article

Reese Witherspoon adaptation of “Little Fires Everywhere”
Entertainment Weekly article

Images released from adaptation of “My Brilliant Friend”
Medium article

The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer
Facebook video

Harry Potter: History of Magic exhibition available on Google Arts & Culture App
Engadget article

Pottermore Editorial Staff Sacked
Buzzfeed article

J K Rowling Likes Anti-Trans Tweet
Pink News article

Woman reads book aloud on bus after being abused for reading
Standard article

“Deadly Woman Blues” to be Pulped
Sydney Morning Herald article

Book Crime in Melbourne
CCTV footage of bungling burgler

Peter Franklin Dies Aged 71 (and apologies, I mistakenly said 72 in the podcast)
ABC News article

Australian Newspaper Fiction Database

National Library of Australia Newspaper Digitisation Program

To Be Continued…The Australian Newspaper Fiction Database

Get Involved

Trove Bookclub
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Other media about the project
Sydney Morning Herald
Canberra Times

March Events and Reviews

Festival Muse
My write-up

Melbourne Art Book Fair
Tinted Edges facebook post

Upcoming Events
ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author Series
Sydney Writers Festival
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie at Vivid Sydney 2018
Muse Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Free Comic Book Day
Lost the Plot episode on Free Books

March Reads
“The Stolen Bicycle” by Wu Ming-Yi


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