Join us for the 2020 Miles Franklin winner announcement!

It’s almost time to find out the winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award! Perpetual, the trustee of the Award, will make the announcement live on YouTube at 4pm (AEST) on Thursday 16 July. We are thrilled to welcome back Cassie McCullagh, presenter of Focus (ABC Radio Sydney) and The Bookshelf (ABC Radio National), […]

Bluey earns top honour at this year’s ABIAs

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop the book industry’s night of nights, as the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced via live-stream on Wednesday 13 May. The virtual event was supported by a who’s who of presenters, including APA President Lee Walker, prolific author and proud Wiradjuri woman Anita Heiss, and former […]

Feeling stressed? Pick up a book during the Australian Reading Hour

It comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for you, but did you know that reading can reduce stress more quickly than having a cup of tea? According to a study from the University of Sussex 1, reading can reduce stress by as much as 68% and it works faster than other […]

Reading Australia a treasure chest for Aussie teachers

Copyright Agency’s online educational resource, Reading Australia, has more than doubled its subscriber numbers this year, reaching over 11,000 teachers every month to let them know about a wide range of classroom activities available to help them teach Australian stories to students of all ages. In the four years since its launch, the online resource hub […]

Behind the lines with the final five

With just a day left before the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award is announced (7 September), the five finalists discuss their shortlisted novels. Discover the inspiration behind the stories and gain a glimpse into the minds of these brilliant writers. Read their words in this article, as it appeared in the Sydney Morning […]

Australia’s oldest independent indigenous publisher celebrates 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago, Aboriginal leaders decided an organisation would be established to protect the rights of traditional storytellers and artists. Since then, Magabala Books has quietly but determinedly built a solid reputation by supporting indigenous writers and illustrators across all genres, with a special focus on nurturing emerging talent.  The Copyright Agency has been a long […]

Literature under threat if copyright changes are adopted

On the day of the announcement of the Miles Franklin Award (26 August), author Anna Funder wrote in The Age, “Even as a child I knew that the books that got the gold sticker tapped into something profound about humanity and about this country. When my book All That I Am won in 2012, though I was far […]

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.

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