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12 September 2017


Writers, literary orgs among latest OzCo funding recipients

Thirty-two writers and literary organisations are among the recipients of the latest Australia Council grants round, which awarded $6.1 million to 221 projects. Grants in the literary category were worth... Read more

Authors for Asylum Twitter campaign raises over $13,000

Australian writers have raised $13,143.84 for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) by auctioning off various items as part of the ‘Authors for Asylum’ Twitter campaign. The campaign ran from... Read more
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Savage appointed director of Writers Victoria

Angela Savage has been appointed director of Writers Victoria, effective from 25 September. Savage’s appointment follows the departure of Kate Larsen, who served as director since March 2013. The current acting... Read more


Inaugural Boundless festival launches program

The full program has been launched for the inaugural Boundless festival for Indigenous and culturally diverse writers. Ellen van Neerven, Julie Koh, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Benjamin Law, Sarah Ayoub and... Read more
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NYWF 2017 program launched x

The full program for the 2017 National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) has been announced. The festival, which runs from 28 September to 1 October in Newcastle, will include 113 writers,... Read more


Purcell receives top awards at AWGIEs for ‘The Drover’s Wife’

Playwright Leah Purcell has received the top two writing honours at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual AWGIE Awards, for The Drover’s Wife (Currency Press), a retelling of Henry Lawson’s short... Read more
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Report finds bookshops contribute £1.9b to UK economy

In the UK, a new report commissioned by the British Booksellers Association (BA) has found that bookshops contribute an estimated £1.9bn (A$3.12bn) annually to the UK economy, support 46,000 jobs,... Read more



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