Supporting authors and readers at festivals

Audiences at the recent Perth and Adelaide Writers’ Weeks heard from an incredible array of speakers, including several sessions supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. In Perth in late February, the sponsored panels were: Other Lives, Other Bodies – chaired by Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling – Sydneysiders and Aesthetics, Arguments & Anthills. The Cultural Fund […]

US Open Library is infringing Australian authors’ copyright

The Australian Society of Authors has joined with similar organisations in the UK and America to condemn the Internet Archive’s Open Library project, which aims to digitise and distribute books for free. A recent examination of the project by the ASA found that the site was hosting scanned copies of in-copyright books by Australian authors […]

The Wheeler Centre announces new Hot Desk Residency at the Norma Redpath Studio

The Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowships are back for 2019 – once again made possible by the generous support of the Readings Foundation. Twenty writers will be offered fellowships throughout the year. For the third year, an additional Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship will be offered to an emerging female playwright, which is supported by the […]

The Stella Prize 2019 longlist announced in Sydney

The longlist for the 2019 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, was announced last Thursday in Sydney. Each of the twelve finalists receives $1,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund in recognition and support of their achievement. The longlist contains seven works of fiction and five of non-fiction – including the work of two authors who have […]

New research on the international success of Australian books

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has partnered with the Australia Council for the Arts to support Macquarie University’s research examining the international rights sales and export of Australian books over the last decade. Both organisations will contribute $30,000 to the study. In a first, the university study will collect data on the extent and nature […]

New Indigenous literary award honours late Kimberley Elder Daisy Utemorrah

Magabala Books is delighted to partner with the State Government of Western Australia and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to announce The Daisy Utemorrah Award, a national award open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. The Daisy Utemorrah Award is a new unpublished manuscript award for a work of junior and YA fiction, […]

Vale poet and artist Judith Rodriguez

The distinguished Australian poet and human rights advocate Judith Rodriguez sadly passed away on 22 November 2018 at the age of 82. She had been a valued Copyright Agency member since 1992 and wrote in this member profile, “You’ve got to give something to the world – poetry is my offering.” Tributes have flowed for the late […]

UNSW Bragg Student Prize winner

Preethika Mathan from Santa Sabina College, NSW, won this year’s Bragg Student Prize for her essay ‘i-Care’. The Bragg Student Prize celebrates excellence in science writing by Australian high school students in years 7 to 10, and is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. The two student runners-up were Coco Dwyer and Ruby Mumford from […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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