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9 May 2018

OzCo funding steady in 2018-19 budget; ABC funding slashed x

The Australia Council will not be subjected to any major budget measures in the 2018-19 federal budget beyond confirmation of the $5.4 million reallocation to Creative Partnerships Australia announced in... Read more


Writers, literary orgs among latest OzCo grant recipients

Thirty-four writers and literary organisations have been awarded a total of $780,337 in the Australia Council’s first grant round for 2018. Nineteen writers and groups received arts projects funding, worth up... Read more
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‘Amelia Westlake’ sells into US

Erin Gough’s new queer feminist YA novel, Amelia Westlake (Hardie Grant Egmont), has sold into the US to Little, Brown imprint Poppy. Gough’s second novel, following her Ampersand Prize-winning debut... Read more

Mary Gilmore Award 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2018 Mary Gilmore Award, presented by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) for best first book of poetry published in the past two... Read more
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Sweatshop announces three print anthologies for mid-2019 x

Western Sydney literacy collective Sweatshop will expand its publishing program, with three new print titles being developed for release in mid-2019. The three books in development are Sweatshop Women, an anthology... Read more


Parry wins Folio Prize for 'Ghosts of the Tsunami'

In the UK, Richard Lloyd Parry has won the  £20,000 (A$34,610) Rathbones Folio Prize, relaunched last year, for Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone (Vintage). Judges praised Parry’s... Read more
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