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14 February 2017

Morton, agent in NSW Supreme Court over alleged contract breach

Literary agent Selwa Anthony is suing author Kate Morton in the New South Wales Supreme Court over an alleged breach of contract, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Anthony took legal... Read more

APA announces editors for 2017 Residential Editorial Program

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the editors selected to attend the 2017 Residential Editorial Program (REP), which will be held at the Melbourne Business School Conference Centre in... Read more
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Slatter, McDermott awarded Copyright Agency funding for mid-to-late career authors x

Brisbane author Angela Slatter, Melbourne historian and author Alex McDermott, and WA visual artist Pilar Mata Dupont have been awarded funding from the Copyright Agency’s Create Career Fund for mid-to-late... Read more

New service to improve arts workers’ mental health launched in Melbourne

Literary organisations are among the 83 arts groups participating in a new service working towards improving Victorian arts workers’ mental health. The Wheeler Centre, Writers Victoria, the Emerging Writers Festival... Read more
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Screen Australia to fund development of ‘The Drover’s Wife’ feature adaptation

A feature adaptation of playwright Leah Purcell’s Victorian Prize for Literature-winning The Drover’s Wife (Currency Press), a reimagining of Henry Lawson’s short story, is among the projects in Screen Australia’s... Read more

Waterstones’ Children’s Book of the Month titles boosted by 10,000-15,000 copies

In the UK, the Waterstones’ Children’s Book of the Month promotion has been widely praised for boosting the sales of middle-grade titles, reports the Bookseller. While Waterstones declined to provide... Read more
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BolognaRagazzi Awards 2017 winners announced

The winners have been announced for the 2017 BolognaRagazzi Awards, which celebrates ‘publishing excellence in terms of graphic layout, format innovation and general ability to capture a young reader’s attention’.... Read more



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