2011 Best Translated Book Award Longlist

The award has grown greatly over the past few years. Beginning as an online-only event, the Best Translated Book Awards now feature an awards ceremony and a $5,000 cash prize—awarded to each winning author and translator, thanks to the support of Amazon.com .

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Paul Kelly on How to make Gravy

Last night our bookclub travelled to Brisbane to listen to Paul Kelly in conversation with QTC artistic director Wesley Enoch about How to Make Gravy A memoir in songs at  HI-FI in West End.

We had a pleasant surprise when he sang 3 songs apart from talking about the book,  one of them with Kev Carmody. Altogether an unforgettable night!

Zero History by William Gibson now out

Latest book by genius techno-pioneer William Gibson was released in Australia  31/08/10 a week before the US and Canada that were only able to rush to bookstores to buy it today 7/09. This book is part of an unofficial trilogy that started with Pattern Recognition. This last one a good one to start if you haven’t read him yet.

I received my kindle copy in the afternoon, so now I have both.