Our Story Winning Titles

Posted on February 27, 2012. Filed under: Books | Tags: , , , , |

You may remember late last year and early this year there were voting sheets in the library branches where you could vote for one book that would represent NSW in Our Story – a National Year of Reading project to come up with books that describe what it means to live in Australia.

Residents of each State and Territory were eligible to read the short list of books representing each state and vote for the one that best represents their state or territory.

The books on the NSW list included Bereft by Chris Womersley, The Harp in the South by Ruth Park, The Idea of Home by John Hughes, Lilian’s Story by Kate Grenville, Sydney Harbour by Ian Hoskins and Torn Apart by Peter Corris.

The Idea of Home won in NSW and joins Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey, Listening to Country by Ros Moriarty, Smoke and Mirrors by Kel Robertson, Time’s Long Ruin by Stephen Orr, Wanting by Richard Flanagan, Well Done, Those Men by Barry Heard and The White Earth By Andrew McGahan.

Now take part in Australia’s biggest book group, based on the Our Story collection. Join a book club or take part in the online discussion with The Reading Room.

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I adored ‘Jasper Jones’ – a true illustration of Australian literature’s potential.

I’ve been wanting to read more Aussie authors since I went there all last year. This makes me so happy. I can’t believe I still haven’t read Jasper Jones.


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