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 […]

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 […]

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