Miles Franklin Longlist Announced

We are thrilled to announce that THE LAST DAYS OF AVA LANGDON by Mark O’Flynn (UQP) has been named to the longlist of the prestigious Australian Miles Franklin literary award!

LAST DAYS OF AVA LANGDON

A piercing and witty portrait of a true maverick

It has been twenty years since Ava Langdon published her much-lauded novel The Apple Pickers. Now, she leads a reclusive life in the Blue Mountains, with two rats and her typewriter as her companions. She dresses in men’s clothes and carries a machete in her belt; she speaks French to the townspeople, paying no heed to their confusion. Above all else, however, she is still a fearless writer,inspired to seek beauty and perfection, and – despite her isolated existence – to imagine the inner lives of other people.

Poetic, poignant, and at times bitingly funny, The Last Days of Ava Langdon takes us into the mind of an utterly singular character, who at once revels in her individuality and yet is also trapped by it.

LION – the Film Is Out in France!

LION, the multi-Oscar-nominated film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, has just opened in France, and there are posters all over the Métro:

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The film is based on Saroo Brierly’s A LONG WAY HOME, his autobiographical account of looking for his Indian family after having been separated from them accidentally and then adopted and raised by an Australian couple.

City éditions published the book in France in 2014 and have now brought out a new edition for the launch of the film.

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Dev Patel won the British BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this month, beating out all the big names! And the script won the  BAFTA for best adaptation. Click here for the full list of the film’s nominations and awards so far.