May 4, 2018

Nevermoor scoops 2018 Book Industry Awards

The Australian Publishers Association has announced the winners of the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). Nevermoor picked up three awards including the major award of the night, the Gold ABIA for the Book of the Year, along with the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year and Book of the Year for Younger Readers. The inaugural Rising Star of […]

May 3, 2018

Copyright Agency awards 2018 Fellowships to two publishers

The Copyright Agency has awarded two Publisher Fellowships at the Australian Book Industry Awards in Sydney. The Fellows, Spineless Wonders Publisher Bronwyn Mehan and Monash University Publishing’s Nathan Hollier will investigate what local publishers can learn from international business models in publishing in the United States and Asia. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, said, “The […]

May 3, 2018

Five books that tackle teen issues

Being a teenager can be exhilarating, harrowing, passionate and confusing all at the same time. They face hurdles like academic stresses, parental expectations, peer pressure and body image issues. Sometimes they must come to terms with more serious problems, like illness, addiction, poverty and death. Young people can find comfort and guidance in books that explore […]

March 15, 2018

Australian Writers Week in China kicks off for 2018

Prize-winning Australian authors, Charlotte Wood, Alexis Wright, Fiona Wright and Richard Flanagan, are currently in China for the 11th Australian Writers Week, which is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. The event, from 15-24 March, forms part of the new Australian Writers Series – the Australian Embassy’s initiative to bring more Australian literary voices […]

March 7, 2018

Celebrating authors, books and reading in Perth and Adelaide

From Helen Garner to Machiavelli, from Drusilla Modjeska to Leo Tolstoy, audiences at the recent Perth and Adelaide Writers’ Weeks were thrilled to discover the books that changed the lives of some of our leading authors – including Miles Franklin winners Josephine Wilson and Sofie Laguna, Stella Prize winner Heather Rose and former Foreign Minister […]

March 7, 2018

Parliamentary launch for Library Lovers Day

On Tuesday 13 February, the second Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers gathering was held at Parliament House, Canberra for the the launch of Library Lover’s Day. Graham Perrett MP and Senator Linda Reynolds were on hand to hear authors, Alison Lester and Aunty Joy Murphy, illustrator Lisa Kennedy and education expert Laureate Professor John Hattie, highlight […]

March 7, 2018

Miles Franklin’s last diary found in an old suitcase

“This diary shows [her] urge to write sustained Miles not only through her brilliant career but through her entire life.” – Margaret Francis, relative to Stella Maria Miles Franklin. You can read the fascinating story of how this diary has resurfaced after more than 30 years as it appeared in The Age newspaper on 7 March, 2018 here.

March 6, 2018

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way – Why Wills Matter for Authors

Could it be possible that the Will had set things right at last, and that Richard and Ada were going to be rich? It seemed too good to be true. Alas, it was! “Mr Kenge,” said Allan, appearing enlightened all in a moment. “…Do I understand that the whole estate is found to have been […]

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Image Credit: Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel. ‘Kapi Wankanya’ (2017). Acrylic on linen, 1220 x 2000mm.

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