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25 May 2016

Fifield clarifies govt stance on life of copyright; PIR petition signatories ‘surge’

Communications and Arts Minister Mitch Fifield has released a statement clarifying that the federal government does not intend to reduce the life of copyright to 15 to 25 years after... Read more


Box office and attendance records ‘smashed’ at SWF; Pichon, Steinem among the bestsellers x

The Sydney Writers’ Festival has ‘smashed box office and attendance records’, attracting close to 110,000 attendees, including 64,944 ticketed sales. This compares to 96,000 attendees and 52,873 ticketed sales last... Read more

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ALIA reveals Australia’s most borrowed library books

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced Australia’s most borrowed library books for the first quarter of 2016 to mark the start of Library and Information Week, which... Read more

Nothing is True and Everything is possible


Pomerantsev’s ‘anti-travelogue’ of Russia wins 2016 Ondaatje Prize

Peter Pomerantsev’s ‘anti-travelogue’ of Russia, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible (Faber), has won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize in the UK. The annual £10,000 (A$20,320) prize... Read more



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