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The Man Booker Prize is the world’s most prestigious literary award, with the power to transform the lives of authors. It’s a mark of great distinction for authors to be included for the longlist, let alone the shortlist. Take a look at the incredible authors and novels that populate the list of past winners, and it’s easy to see why any writer would be chuffed to be in the same company.

Boyd Anderson, author of AMBER ROAD, talks about moving from the advertising industry to being an author, and other authors who have famously made the same transition.

I thought it would be a breeze to write about ten of my favourite Australian books for Australia Day, but each time I have thought about bringing my fingers to the keyboard, I change the books I want to include. One solution is to restrict myself to fiction only. Of course this means I won’t be able to mention Recollections of a Bleeding Heart by Don Watson (but this would be perfect to get...