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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...

Joan London's THE GOOD PARENTS wins The Christina Stead Prize for Fiction. On winning The Christina Stead Prize for Fiction at last night's NSW Premier's Literary Awards Dinner - London, 60, from Fremantle, said she had wanted to write about parenthood for a long time. 'As a parent you are constantly thinking about this process, whether you are doing the right thing,' she...