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Financial Review Magazine says Truth is Book of the YEAR

Pick up a copy of the latest Australian Financial Review Magazine, and you’ll see Simon Hughes has named Peter Temple’s astounding novel Truth Book of the Year. We commend him on his choice, and we know him to be a most discerning man of impeccable taste.

Jeff in Venice was a highlight of 2009 for The Economist

The Economist has listed its best books of the year. They join the New Yorker in picking Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi for their fiction highlights (scroll down past ‘Politics and Current Affairs’, ‘Economics and Business’, ‘Science and Technology’ and ‘Culture and Society’).

New Yorker’s James Wood on The Spare Room

Yesterday I referred to the New Yorker’s Best Books of 2009, including Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. Well, reviewer James Wood also makes special mention of Helen Garner’s masterpiece, Read more

The Times best books of the decade

This being 2009, we are being treated to ‘Best of’ lists which cover all of the noughties (Technically, the end of next year could be considered the end of the decade, but we had this discussion for the End of the Millennium so let’s not go into it again.

New Yorker says Jeff was a highlight of 2009

Geoff Dyer’s genre-defying, profound and deeply funny novel, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, got a mention on the New Yorker’s Best Books of 2009 list.

Check out their fiction and non-fiction lists here (and stay for their ‘Best of’ lists of absolutely everything. And Read more

Readings choose their best of the year

Readings Books Music Film have chosen their Best Fiction of 2009. They say This Is How, Truth, Dog Boy, The Death of Bunny Munro, The Women in Black and Sum were among the best in fiction this year. We quite agree.

Readings choose their best of the year

Readings Books Music Film have picked their best non-fiction books of 2009. We are very pleased to see The Corner, Affection and The Water Dreamers on this esteemed best-of list.

Books of the Year: Reviewers and authors pick their faves of 2009

‘Mysteriously underrated among this year’s novels was MJ Hyland’s This Is How; but then, Hyland’s talent in itself is mysterious.

‘Books of the Year’ lists have begun…

Yes, it’s that time of year: when readers and reviewers look back on the year of books that was. So we thought we’d share some of the nice things people are saying about the terrific books we’ve been proud to publish in 2009.


No Christmas would be complete without the Chaser team’s

review of the year in politics and the media

The Chaser Annual 2009: The Email Eunuch

Only $29.


Alpha Reader

ANZ LitLovers

Bite the Book

The Conversation

Culture Mulcher

Diva Booknerd

Inside a Dog

Kids’ Book Review


Literary Minded

Meanjin Blog

Reading Tree


Scribe News

Speculating on SpecFic

The Wheeler Centre

Whispering Gums