June 18, 2018

2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

The announcement of the shortlist for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018 includes two former winners, Kim Scott and Michelle de Kretser, and four other authors, all of whom have received literary accolades and are strong contenders to receive the $60,000 literary prize in August. On Sunday 17 June trustee of the award, Perpetual, […]

May 23, 2018

Three past winners make the Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist

Three former winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award have been named on the 2018 Longlist. Peter Carey, Michelle de Kretser and Kim Scott are joined by eight other established authors, all of whom have received numerous literary accolades throughout their careers, making the 2018 longlist a remarkable collection of Australian stories. Perpetual, the trustee […]

May 3, 2018

Copyright Agency awards 2018 Fellowships to two publishers

The Copyright Agency has awarded two Publisher Fellowships at the Australian Book Industry Awards in Sydney. The Fellows, Spineless Wonders Publisher Bronwyn Mehan and Monash University Publishing’s Nathan Hollier will investigate what local publishers can learn from international business models in publishing in the United States and Asia. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, said, “The […]

May 3, 2018

Tips for a winning CREATE grant application

CREATE grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to develop new work by providing time to write and create. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 18 June, so we’ve prepared these tips to help you prepare a winning application. Tips for a good application Firstly, do your research. Carefully […]

April 5, 2018

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships open for application

Applications are currently open for the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship. The $15,000 grant is available for a teacher in preschools, primary and secondary schools or TAFE NSW institutes, to research teaching methods which promote Creativity and Innovation. Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the Premier’s Creativity and Innovation Scholarship for the […]

March 26, 2018

Cultural Fund supports Indigenous printmaking program

More than 20 Indigenous artists from far north Queensland were trained in new printmaking techniques through a series of workshops run over the past two months. Cairns artist collective Kickarts ran the residential printmaking with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, and facilitated by the Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation, Mirndiyan Gununa on Mornington […]

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

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.

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Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Blak Douglas. Photo: Bryan Sun

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