The Copyright Agency has doubled its annual Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors from $40,000 to $80,000 this year. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling said it increased the prize money ‘in recognition of the time and effort that is required by authors to produce high-quality Australian stories’. Entries for the... Read more
Sydney Writers’ Festival has appointed Clare Sawyer as its new head of children’s and YA programming. Sawyer programmed the 2016 Sydney Film Festival program and was previously general manager of the IF Awards, manager of Flickerfest and screen development and education manager at the Cockatoo Island and Dungog Film Festivals.... Read more
‘Our culture is skewed towards celebrating and supporting the young and I am not sure what can be done about it’—author Krissy Kneen asks where the support is for older writers, in a blog post on her website.