January 20, 2015

Teachers Invite Famous Aussies Into Classrooms

In a first for Australian schools, teachers can now source dedicated teaching resources for Australian stories, from Kindergarten to Year 12. Reading Australia , set up by the not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, plays and poetry anthologies from top Aussie authors such as Tim Winton, Jackie French, Peter Carey and […]

November 27, 2014

Helen O’Neill joins Board of the Copyright Agency

As the Copyright Agency celebrates its 40th year, it has today appointed journalist and author Helen O’Neill to its Board. Ms O’Neill replaces outgoing Board director and renowned children’s author, Libby Gleeson. Helen O’Neill is an award-winning journalist and author with more than 25 years’ experience on The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Vogue […]

The Big Issue

September 2, 2014

Funding Supports Emerging Fiction Writers

Copyright Agency will help launch The Big Issue’s Fiction Edition this week, as the national publication reaches its 10th year of supporting Australian fiction writers. 2014 marks the 5th consecutive year the Copyright Agency has sponsored the Fiction Edition through its Cultural Fund. The sponsorship has enabled The Big Issue to print 16 extra pages […]

July 18, 2014

ALCS study finds authors’ incomes have fallen

A new study released by UK Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) shows that authors’ incomes have fallen since 2005. The study, ‘What Are Words Worth Now?’, was based on a survey of almost 2,500 working writers carried out by Queen Mary College, University of London. The survey found that in 2013, just 11.5% of […]

Griffin Award Winner 2014 Brett Boardman

June 27, 2014

2014 Griffin Award Winner Announced

Multi-award winning playwright, Angus Cerini, takes home the $10,000 Griffin Award prize for The Bleeding Tree. On Wednesday, 25 June the Griffin Theatre Company hosted its 17th annual Griffin Award. The award recognises outstanding play or performance text which conveys an “authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice,” with the winner taking home a $10,000 cash […]

May 22, 2014

2014 Miles Franklin Shortlist Announced

The Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist for 2014 reveals a mix of well-established and debut authors. The shortlist, announced on 15 May, features some familiar faces with previous Miles Franklin winner Tim Winton nominated for Eyrie and Alexis Wright for The Swan Book. Also on the list are Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road To […]

April 24, 2014

Miles Franklin Longlist Announced

Australian Literature At Its Finest – The highly anticipated Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist announced. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was first awarded in 1957, through the will of My Brilliant Career author Miles Franklin – and has since been regarded as Australia’s most prestigious literature prize. Each year a grand total of $60,000 is […]

March 5, 2014

Lachlan Philpott named inaugural Inscription Fulbright playwriting scholarship winner

Lachlan Philpott has been named the winner of the inaugural Fulbright Scholarship for an established Australian playwright to spend three to four months in the US developing a new play. The scholarship (worth $32,000) is sponsored by script-development organisation Inscription, and is supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Australian Council Literature Board and Friends […]

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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