Books on the Rail

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When you took the train, tram or bus to work today, did you find a book on the seat and assume someone left it behind? Well what if they had – but the person they left it for was you? Books on the Rail is a unique community initiative that leaves books on Melbourne trains, trams and buses. Each book has a Books on the Rail sticker on it, asking people to ‘Take a book, read it and then return it for someone else to enjoy.’ Soon, you may start seeing some of our retired Book Groups books joining in – keep an eye out. And if you see one, make sure you tag if on Facebook or Twitter!

The Stella Prize

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The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing, and championing diversity and cultural change.

The prize is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, and was awarded for the first time in 2013. Both nonfiction and fiction books by Australian women are eligible for entry.

The 2017 Stella Prize campaign aims to ensure the sustainability of the Stella Prize as an organisation, and also to celebrate and recognise the impact of nonfiction writing by women on Australian culture and society.