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Michael Trant is the next guest at Bassendean Library's Literary Lounge -  Wednesday 23 August 2017 6:00 PM

Michael Trant has been involved with agriculture for most of his life. After 16 years running a sheep station, he took up writing to report on the live export controversy from the farming side. Michael currently lives in Perth. Ridgeview Station is his first novel. Join Michael Trant at the Bassendean Memorial Library on Wednesday the 23rd of August to hear all about his debut novel, Ridgeview Station. The event opens at 6pm for a 6.30pm start and there are refreshments provided. Free event, but bookings are essential. Book sales on the night will be provided by Westbooks.

News and Events

  • Author Talk at The Grove Library: Tracy Farr
    Wednesday 4 October 2017 6:00 PM
    Join Tracy Farr (author of The Hope Fault and The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt) as she chats to Westbooks Adult Fiction Specialist Emily Paull about writing, reading and everything in between. This is a free event but please check The Grove Library's website for booking details.
    01/08/2017

  • Michael Trant is the next guest at Bassendean Library's Literary Lounge
    Wednesday 23 August 2017 6:00 PM
    Michael Trant has been involved with agriculture for most of his life. After 16 years running a sheep station, he took up writing to report on the live export controversy from the farming side. Michael currently lives in Perth. Ridgeview Station is his first novel. Join Michael Trant at the Bassendean Memorial Library on Wednesday the 23rd of August to hear all about his debut novel, Ridgeview Station. The event opens at 6pm for a 6.30pm start and there are refreshments provided. Free event, but bookings are essential. Book sales on the night will be provided by Westbooks.
    01/08/2017

  • 2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced
    The 2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist was announced at 7.01am this morning. Congratulations to the 13 authors longlisted for this prestigious award! Speak to your sales consultant if you would like to place an order for any of the below titles, or log in to view a list of titles and order via the website. 4321 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber) Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber) History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Orion Books) Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House) Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Canongate) Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (4th Estate, HarperCollins) Elmet by Fiona Mozley (JM Originals, John Murray) The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House) Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Bloomsbury) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (Bloomsbury) Autumn by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House) Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House) The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Fleet, Little, Brown)
    27/07/2017

  • Westbooks is offering 20% off for all School Prize Books Ordered Online
    Prize Book season is almost upon us! Each year, hundreds of WA schools source books for end of year subject awards via Westbooks. We have the best range of titles across a number of subject areas. This year, schools will enjoy an increased discount of 20% off all Prize Books ordered online! Order early to make sure you don't miss out on the most popular titles-- such as the 2018 Guinness Book of World Records! Speak to your sales representative today about how Westbooks can help your school this prize season! (Please note that all books ordered via email, phone call, or in person with your sales consultant will be charged at the usual 15% discount. If you do not have an account, or require login details to access our site, please phone 9361 4211)
    04/07/2017

  • 2017 Walker Books Australia School and Library Book Bonus is on again!
    The wonderful Walker Books offer is on again! This always a really popular offer. All you need to do is order $500RRP worth of Walker Books from Westbooks and Walker Books will donate a book pack valued at $500 to your library. Ask your sales representative for an order form and a copy of the cover sheet to claim your prize. All books ordered attract your usual Westbooks discount, so this is a very good offer to take up indeed! NEW FOR 2017, order your Walker Books offer online using www.westbooks.com.au Offer ends September 1, 2017. 500 fabulous titles (including some new for 2017) to choose from.
    23/05/2017

  • The 2017 Miles Franklin Award Longlist has been announced
    The 2017 Longlist for the Miles Franklin Award is: The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam, An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire, The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O'Flynn, Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O'Neill, A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe, Waiting by Philip Salom, Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson, Hold by Kirsten Tranter and Extinctions by Josephine Wilson. Congratulations to everyone on the longlist. We look forward to the shortlist and winner being announced later in the year.
    02/05/2017