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August 15th, 2017
It's here! After months of intense reading and vehement debate, our judges have finally settled on the ten books they believe are most worthy of being included on this year's shortlist. Whittling down such a stellar longlist was no easy feat, and...
July 25th, 2017
This is some writing I've been excited to share with you all for ages. DAB members Zhana and Nyla recently used this image as a starting point for a collaborative piece of fiction. The photo was taken by Fiona Wood when she was visiting New York...
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June 27th, 2017
Hello, Inky here. I know the DAB are always going on about all the cool people they get to hang out with (besides me), but the DAB are also always writing and coming up with seriously inventive ways to talk about books. DAB member Abbie ...

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