February 10, 2011

Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) recently announced its selection of books for the 2011 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. Four Australian titles featured in the list. I’ve Got a Feeling by Stephanie Owen Reeder (National Library of Australia) White Crane (book I of Samurai Kids series) by Sandy Fussel […]

December 15, 2010

Members Win at Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

The Copyright Agency extends congratulations to members Bill Condon and Lorraine Marwood who received awards in the young adult fiction and the children’s fiction categories. Bill Condon, a longstanding Copyright Agency member, won for his work Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God. Judges commented on the work saying that it is a ‘poignant, funny […]

December 7, 2010

Chrisopher Cheng Receives SCBWI Award

Australian children’s book author and Copyright Agency member Christopher Cheng recently received the ‘Member of the Year’ award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The award is in recognition of Christopher’s contribution as the SCBWI’s Co-Regional Coordinator for Australia – particularly his work in creating a presence for the Australian and […]

July 22, 2010

Creative Writing Under the Microscope

The Copyright Agency Writer-in-Residence program gives students at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) the opportunity to experience the creative process, up close and personal, by funding an established writer to work on a project on campus. Each year, the selected writer receives a $40,000 allowance, and UTS also provides an office and full access […]

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