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Book news, reviews, and musings 24 Nov 2010

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Read Alert, an initiative of the State Library Victoria, has announced its 2011 author line-up, and its an impressive one!

Emerging Indigenous authors, scholars and academics are being invited to enter the 2011 Stanner Award.

Kathy Reichs has written a book for the YA crowd.

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Booktopia interviews fantasy author Traci Harding.

Readings Books interviews Lian Tanner, author of the intriguing Museum of Thieves (Im dying to get my hands on this one!)

The Stranger interviews cartoonist James Sturm (but rest assured that theres no sturm und drang involved)


We review the excellent Haywired by Alex Keller.

Kids Book Review looks at the truly stunning'Black Book of Colours, by which Im completely fascinated (and moved).

The Guardian reviews Harbour by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Erin at Erin Reads is up to part 3 of her Odyssey odyssey.


Lonely Planet considers some of the worlds best bookshops.

This blogger chat includes a fascinating discussion of some of the extremely troubling relationship trends showing up in YA.

Allan Cooper muses on family and poetry.

Just for fun

Im not usually one for book trailers, but this one is quite stunning!

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Arundhati Roy, Forest J Ackerman, and Spider Robinson!

Quote of the day

After a while, the characters Im writing begin to feel real to me. Thats when I know Im heading in the right direction. Alice Hoffman

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