Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng has won the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize for The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books). This is the second time the Man Asian Literary Prize has been won by a novel originally written in English.

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. It's Malaya, After studying law at Cambridge and time spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh is herself the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp.

Voted by readers as the number one Australian book to read before you die, as revealed on the First Tuesday Book Club on ABC

Cloudstreet Tim Winton From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch

George Megalogenis has won this year’s Walkley Book Award for The Australian Moment: How We Were Made for These Times. Megalogenis received the award during the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism at Parliament House in Canberra on 30 November 2012.

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‘The Cook’ by Wayne Macauley has won the inaugural Most Underrated Book Award for 2012

The Cook is about food as an index of money and class, ambition and conspicuous consumption, written by Wayne Macauley, who has published some .

Hilary Mantel has become the third author to win the Man Booker Prize twice.

Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell,The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and "New York Times" bestseller, "Wolf Hall" delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn

The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage  has won the 2012 Victorian Prize for Literature

Fishpond Australia, The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage. Buy Books online: The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia, ISBN Bill Gammage

Four Australian authors have been nominated for the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest prize for children’s and young adult literature.

Jackie French - Author of Diary of a Wombat - all the way from down under!

Mo Yan has become the first Chinese national to win the Nobel Peace prize. Frequently banned in his native China, Mo Yan is an author whose work rings with refreshing authenticity – he is one of the most critically acclaimed writers of his generation, both in China and in the West.

Nobel Prize-Winning Chinese Author Mo Yan Sells Film, TV Rights (Report)