September 8, 2017

Authors gather at the Miles Franklin

On a literary night of nights Josephine Wilson took home the Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Extinctions. Hailed by the judging panel as a clever and compassionate novel, the story follows protagonist Fred Lothian’s experiences with ageing, adoption, grief and remorse; rescue and also resistance to rescue. Read more about Josephine’s book and the […]

September 8, 2017

Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions wins 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Australia’s most prestigious literary award has been bestowed on Josephine Wilson for Extinctions, published by UWA Publishing. In a year when the Miles Franklin Literary Award celebrates its 60th anniversary, it is fitting the 2017 winning novel should address the themes of ageing and survival. Established through the will of My Brilliant Career author Miles […]

September 7, 2017

A taxidermist Create Fund recipient announced

What do a taxidermist, an Indigenous writer and a poet have in common? They are the three creators who have just received funding from the Copyright Agency’s Create Career Fund. The Create Career Fund supports mid-to-late career artists and authors by providing grants that allow the time to develop new work. Grants are allocated in $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 […]

August 25, 2017

The Big Issue Announces Bumper Fiction Edition

The Big Issue released its 13th annual Fiction Edition on 25 August, featuring work by acclaimed authors Paulo Coelho, Elliot Perlman and Matthew Reilly. Popular novelist Nick Earls was recruited as a guest judge for the bumper edition, which attracted more than 550 short story submissions. Writers including Romy Ash, Toni Jordan and Anna Spargo-Ryan […]

August 21, 2017

Behind the lines with the final five

With just a day left before the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award is announced (7 September), the five finalists discuss their shortlisted novels. Discover the inspiration behind the stories and gain a glimpse into the minds of these brilliant writers. Read their words in this article, as it appeared in the Sydney Morning […]

August 2, 2017

Authors! Apply now for our $80k Fellowship

The Copyright Agency’s annual $80,000 Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors – one of Australia’s richest – is now accepting applications. The Fellowship was established for the first time in 2015, with author Mark Henshaw (The Snow Kimono) being the first recipient for his new work The Missing and Indigenous author Melissa Lucashenko (Mullumbimby) named […]

August 1, 2017

2017 Educational Publishing Awards shortlist announced

The 24th Educational Publishing Awards Shortlist has been announced. Organised by the Australian Publishers Association and sponsored by the Copyright Agency, the prestigious annual Educational Publishing Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in this thriving Australian industry. The awards will be held at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Early bird tickets cost […]

June 10, 2017

Don’t come the raw prawn over creative rights

Iconic Australian playwright David Williamson wrote in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday 10 June about why copyright is so vital to him and why he and 49 of Australia’s leading stage and screenwriters have signed an Open Letter rejecting any relaxation of Australian copyright. “A lot of people used to say to me, you’re lucky to […]

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