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 […]

Estate planning for copyright owners

This story, first published last year, is reproduced by popular demand. 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 […]

Image Credit: Created by Copyright Agency. Featured members: Anita Heiss, photo by Helen Kassila. Mikey Cahill, photo by Olivia Tran. Sally Rippin, photo by Olivia Tran. Ramesh Nithiyendran, photo by Bryan Sun.

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Image Credit: Griffith Review 70 cover image. Louise Zhang, Slosh Samples #2 [detail], 2014.

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