The Griffith Review Novella Project

May 13, 2015

The Griffith Review’s Novella Project

The massive migration of the past generation is not only changing Australia but reviving the need to find new ways to tell forgotten stories that are part of a shared but often overlooked cultural heritage of this country. Forgotten Stories will redefine what it means to be Australian in the twenty-first century. The competition run […]

May 6, 2015

Shortlist for Blake Poetry Prize

The NSW Writers’ Centre and the Blake Society announced the shortlist for the 2011 Blake Poetry Prize on 8 August. The Copyright Agency congratulates the shortlisted members below. Anthony Lawrence for Winging It Verity Laughton for The Fox Man Ron Pretty for Being So Caught Up Mark Tredinnick for At Home on a Sunday Trying to […]

John Birmingham

May 5, 2015

This is How the Future Works

You may recall a theft last year. Digital ninjas ghosted their way into the private files of a number of celebrities; mostly, but not entirely female actors. The women’s data, some of it in the form of nude photographs was copied and released into the wild. And then something strange happened. Not straight away. It […]

May 4, 2015

Copyright Agency Offers $40K to mid-to-late Career Author

The Copyright Agency has announced it will award a $40,000 Fellowship to a mid-to-late career author for the development and creation of a new work. Chief Executive of the Copyright Agency, Murray St Leger, says, “The Copyright Agency Fellowships, announced in our 40th year, were established to honour the significant contribution authors, publishers and copyright experts […]

April 20, 2015

Narrow Road to the Deep North Compulsory Reading

The multi-award winning book The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan should be on the compulsory reading list of all senior secondary school students, says Copyright Agency board director, Kim Williams. Ahead of both ANZAC Day and World Book and Copyright Day (April 23) next week, the not-for-profit Copyright Agency has just […]

March 23, 2015

Lending a hand through letters

About 30 people wrote 185 cards of support to 14 imprisoned writers at the first Sydney PEN letter writing event, hosted by the creators’ rights organisation Copyright Agency. Sydney PEN, an affiliate of PEN International, is an association of Australian writers and readers, publishers and human rights activitists. The recent release of Peter Greste and […]

March 2, 2015

Inaugural Copyright Agency Fellowships Announced

The Copyright Agency has announced it will allocate $120,000 annually to establish fellowships to support innovation in writing, publishing and copyright research. The fellowships will be offered through nine grants from Copyright Agency’s philanthropic Cultural Fund. The first round of funding, which is open for entry until 17 April, will provide $10,000 each for four […]

February 13, 2015

Creators Defend Copyright at Conference

Author John Birmingham and Cartoonist Sean Leahy spoke about the challenges faced by creators in today’s digital environment to around 100 members at our 4th Campaign for Copyright held in Brisbane last month. Facing arguments that creators need to find new business models to sustain revenues, author and columnist John Birmingham and cartoonist Sean Leahy […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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