the most anticipated books of 2015 - Readings

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FEBRUARY 2015

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BOOKS

MUSIC

FILM

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THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2015

NEW IN FEBRUARY MIRANDA JULY $24.99 page 7

KELLY LINK

SAMANTHA TRENOWETH

THE FALL

BELLE & SEBASTIAN

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News THE READINGS FOUNDATION GRANTS ANNOUNCED The Readings Foundation has announced grants totalling $113,880 to support a range of projects and organisations within Victoria in 2015. The successful grant recipients for this year are: Somebody’s Daughter Theatre ($10,000) Reading Out of Poverty ($16,000) Mallee Family Care ($20,000) Asylum Seeker Resource Centre ($15,000) Migrant Information Centre ($2,880) Aboriginal Literacy Foundation ($10,000) The Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships ($20,000) HUSH Music Foundation ($5,000) Readings will also continue to support the Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda and The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) in Fitzroy with a $5,000 donation to each. Please visit readings.com.au/news/ the-readings-foundation-grantrecipients-announced-for-2015 for more information on each funded project.

Project on 13 February at Testing Grounds, an exciting outdoor arts space and Melbourne CBD’s greenest creative hub. The program incorporates free screenings on the big screen at Federation Square, before moving to Cinema Nova until 6 March. Readings is a proud supporter of the Transitions Film Festival. Please visit transitionsfilmfestival.com for more information.

READINGS BOOK CLUBS The Queer Book Club is back at Readings St Kilda for 2015, dedicated to fiction and select non-fiction books that represent aspects of LGBTIQ life. For more information about the book club, or to make a booking, please contact Amy at Readings St Kilda on 03 9525 3852 or [email protected] The Non-Fiction Book Club is also coming back to Readings St Kilda this year. For more information or to make a booking, please contact Gerard at Readings St Kilda on 03 9525 3852 or [email protected]

Readings Monthly Free independent monthly newspaper published by Readings Books, Music & Film

Editor Elke Power [email protected]

Editorial Assistant Bronte Coates [email protected]

Advertising Stella Charls [email protected] (03) 9341 7739

Graphic Design Cat Matteson [email protected]

Contributors Miriam Sved

Front Cover This month’s cover features a range of cover images for titles due to be published in 2015 by Australian-based publishers. Please note that image inclusion was based on cover

WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE AT READINGS STATE LIBRARY On Saturday 21 February, Readings’ State Library shop will be open until midnight as part of the Melbourne White Night celebrations, where Melbourne’s streets, laneways and cultural institutions are transformed into a cultural playground from dusk to dawn. Visit whitenightmelbourne.com.au for more information about the festivities.

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TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL Cartoon Oslo Davis oslodavis.com Readings donates 10% of its profits each year to The Readings Foundation: readings.com.au/the-readings-foundation

The Transitions Film Festival returns this February, with an inspiring program showcasing groundbreaking features, shorts and documentaries about the transition to a better world. The festival launches with Inside Out: The People’s Art

INDIE BOOK AWARDS SHORTLIST Showcasing another year of great Australian writing, the Indie Book Awards have announced the category shortlists for the best Australian books of 2014. The