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Sydney Writers’ Festival 2009 Bestsellers and wrap-up

According to festival bookseller Gleebooks, the top 10 bestselling books at the festival were:

1. The Brain That Changes Itself – Norman Doidge
2. A Case of Exploding Mangoes – Mohammed Hanif
3. The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
5. Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition – Richard Holloway
6. The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 20th Century – George Friedman
7. The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas
8. Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander
9. Warchild – Emmanuel Jal
10. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale

2009 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Translation Prize winners

Nam Le was awarded the 2008 Book of the Year on Monday night for his short story collection The Boat. He also picked up a rare double, netting the the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing. In presenting the award, Premier Rees said: “Nam Le’s The Boat, is a collection of stories that cross… Read More ›

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