Bri Lee & Anwen Crawford

How two former UTS Writers in Residence released their new books within months of each other.

Authors Bri Lee (Eggshell Skull, Beauty) and Anwen Crawford (Live Through This) were both holders of the New Writer Fellowship, in 2020 and 2018 respectively.

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund Supports Seven Major Australian Writers’ Festivals

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to support writers’ festivals and literary programs in around the nation in 2021.

Fire Flood Plague anthology hits bookshelves

Penguin Random House’s Fire Flood Plague (edited by Sophie Cunningham) contains newly-commissioned writing reflecting on the impact of 2020.

Queensland Literary Awards showcase impressive writers and publishers

Following the new precedent for prize-giving in 2020, this year’s QLAs were presented online on Friday 4 September.

Writers respond to the challenges of 2020

Over the next few weeks, with support from the Copyright Agency’s Emergency Action Funding, Guardian Australia will publish Fire, Flood and Plague.

Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day

23 April is a date when many prominent writers have both entered (Halldór Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov) and departed from (Cervantes, Shakespeare) the world. This makes it the perfect candidate for UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day: a global tribute to books and authors, their contributions to social and cultural progress, and of course the pleasure […]

Copyright Agency releases $375,000 and brings forward Cultural Fund grants in COVID-19 support

Copyright Agency announces a full program of support for writers, visual artists and publishers in the face of the severe challenges they face as a result of COVID-19. Under this program, Copyright Agency will provide an additional $375,000 in grants to creators, as well as bring forward to the first quarter of next financial year […]

Creators unite for bushfire relief

An outpouring of generosity from Australia’s arts community has seen over half a million dollars raised for the online #AuthorsForFireys appeal. Inspired by a 2017 fundraiser for asylum seekers, authors Emily Gale and Nova Weetman launched a bushfire relief auction on Twitter. The #AuthorsForFireys hashtag went viral, attracting more than 1,300 lots from more than […]

Image Credit: Photo of Bri Lee by Saskia Wilson (left) and Anwen Crawford self portrait holding camera reflected in a mirror (right).

Image Credit: Anna Krien, 2021 Fellow for Non-Fiction Writing. Photo courtesy EMG. Robert Drewe 2021 Author Fellow, photo by Tracy Drewe.

Image Credit: Poets Sarah Holland-Batt, Omar Sakr and Laura Jean McKay. Courtesy of Red Room Poetry.

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