Georgia Blain and Anne Deveson have died in the same week

Anne Deveson, broadcaster, died at 86 from Alzheimer’s disease.
Via ABC News

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Daughter Georgia Blain, exquisite writer, died at 52 of a brain tumor.
Via ABC News

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Our Favourite Books Of 2016

Here are some of our favourite reads of 2016. My name is Lucy Barton had 4 votes!

Alexa

1. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.
2. My Struggle Book 2: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard.
3. Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada.

 

Claudia

1. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.
2. My Struggle Book 5: Some Rain Must Fall by Karl Ove Knausgaard.
3. The Vegetarian by Han Kang.

 

Dianne

1.American Housewife by Helen Ellis.
2.This House of Grief by Helen Garner.
3.Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders.

 

Janet

1.Barkskins by Annie Proulx.
2.Where the trees were by Inga Simpson.
3.My name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

 

Kim

1. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
2. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton.
3. Three Letters from the Andes by Patrick Leigh Fermor.

 

Margie

1. The Notebook Trilogy by Agota Kristof.
2. Dumb Luck by Vu Trong Phung.
3. The Lover by Marguerite Duras.

 

Nicola

1.My name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Stroud.
2.Black Rock White City by A S Patric.
3.Music and Freedom by Zoe Morrison.

 

Penny

1.  Great Meadow: an evocation by Dirk Bogarde.
2. The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami.
3. Last hundred years trilogy Book 1: Some Luck by Jane Smiley.

 

Viv
The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal.

 

The Prime Minister Literary Awards

Here is the list via Australian Government-Dept of Communications and The Arts

Fiction

Poetry

Non-fiction

Prize for Australian History

Young Adult fiction

Children’s fiction