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Reading WHAT DAYS ARE FOR by Robert Dessaix was one of my most enjoyable reading experiences of 2014.

The 2015 Adelaide Writers’ Week is dedicated to Robert Dessaix. Festival Director, Laura Kroetsch, said she was 'thrilled because Dessaix is the first non-fiction writer to receive the honour.'

Lots of us at Random House are enthusiastic readers of crime and thriller novels. After getting back from the holidays we were swapping tips about what to take to the beach this summer and it occurred to us to ask some of our favourite authors what they’re loving at the moment. Here’s what they told us!

This year has already started off with a bang with the release of James Patterson’s PRIVATE VEGAS and Tess Gerritsen’s new Rizzoli and Isles thriller DIE AGAIN, but the rest of 2015 has many more fantastic books in store. The following six books are some favourites we couldn’t wait to share with you.

For Australia Day this year, we’ve listed 14 Books about Australian men and women who have made significant contributions or changes to the nation.

An indulgent breakfast; the perfect morning tea; an after lunch snack; the most delectable dessert –Lamingtons are perfect for every occasion and we have web exclusive recipe from Merle Parrish's book, MERLE'S KITCHEN!

Over the coming weeks Lisa Walker will be stopping by a number of fantastic Australian book blogs to talk about her book ARKIE'S PILGRIMAGE TO THE NEXT BIG THING

A web exclusive recipe from Kate Bracks' book, THE SWEET LIFE. A modern twist on a classic recipe, this Balsamic Pavlova with Strawberry Cream is the perfect dessert to share with friends on Australia Day –or any day!

There are many great Australian crime writers around but here are just a few favourites we recommend you check out these holidays.

Jan 16

Perfect Summer Reading

by Random House Australia on 16 January 2015

Ah summer! Long afternoons filled with sunshine, backyard cricket, trips to the beach, a game of tennis and spectacular Australian sunsets. How better to unwind after a day of activity and sun than to bask in the last rays of light with your newest book? We think these books are the perfect accompaniment to a warm summer evening.