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One Life: My Mother's Story, Kate Grenville: Text Publishing $27.99

One Life is an act of great imaginative sympathy, a daughter's intimate account of the patterns in her mother's life. It is a deeply moving homage by one of Australia's finest writers.

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Black Rock White City, A.S. Patric: Transit Lounge $29.99

Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love. During a hot Melbourne summer Jovans cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent.

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2015 Stella Prize longlist

Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke (Hachette)

The Strays by Emily Bitto

Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

This House of Grief by Helen Garner

Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett

The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally

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In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward


Victorian Premier's Literary Award Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the VPLA, announced Wednesday 28 January 2015 in Melbourne

The Victorian Prize for Literature & Non-fiction
The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation by Alan Atkinson (NewSouth)

To Name Those Lost by Rohan Wilson (Allen & Unwin)


Resplendence by Angus Cerini (Angus Cerini/Doubletap)
Young Adult
The Protected by Claire Zorn (UQP)
People’s Choice
Where Song Began by Tim Low (Penguin)