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 […]

February 12, 2018

Morris Gleitzman our newest Australian Children’s Laureate

The Copyright Agency is thrilled that well-loved children’s writer, and Reading Australia author, Morris Gleitzman has been announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–19. He will dedicate the next two years to advocating for the importance of stories and everything stories can offer. Gleitzman is the author of the award-winning novel, Once (2005), for which there are dedicated teaching resources […]

February 9, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Stella Prize longlisted writers

On Thursday 8 February, the 2018 Stella Prize longlist was announced in Melbourne. For the very first time, each longlisted author received $1000 in prize money, courtesy of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, said, ‘The Copyright Agency is delighted to support Australia’s leading women writers and the Stella Prize with $60,000 […]

January 30, 2018

Congratulations to Australia Day Honours recipients

The Copyright Agency extends its congratulations to the following members who were awarded honours on Australia Day 2018. Janet McCalman (AC) author Marilyn Lake (AO) author & academic Em Prof Michael Coper (AO) academic Em Prof Russel Lansbury (AO) academic Geoffrey Roberston QC Prof Patricia Hoffie (AM) visual arts academic EM Prof Noeline Kyle (AM) […]

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Image Credit: Image courtesy of Australian Publishers' Association. Photo: Irene Lorberg Photography.

Image Credit: Akil Ahamat, So the spaces between us can stay soft, 2018. Single channel video, stereo sound; installation, 3D printed resin, chrome, concrete, 80 x 50 x 45cm. © Akil Ahamat | Licensed by Copyright Agency

Image Credit: CREATE judges left to right: Geordie Williamson, Terri Bird and Gail Jones. Photo: Copyright Agency.

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