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4 June 2019

Copyright Agency announces recipients of Ignite grants

The Copyright Agency has awarded a total of $46,440 to eight authors and three artists, as part of its Cultural Fund’s Ignite grants program. The authors to receive grants, which... Read more


Croggon, Tuomy, Nou join advisory group for Victorian creative industries

Writer and critic Alison Croggon, spoken word poet and author Abe Nouk, and screenwriter, director and producer Fiona Tuomy are among the 20 Victorians who have been appointed to a... Read more
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Meyer wins UK’s inaugural ‘Mslexia’ Novella Competition

Author Angela Meyer has won the inaugural £1000 (A$1815) Mslexia Novella Competition for Joan Smokes (Contraband). Joan Smokes centres on a young woman who attempts to escape the past by... Read more


Berbay sells third Canty ‘Heads and Tails’ picture book to US

Berbay Publishing has sold North American rights to Melbourne author and illustrator John Canty’s Heads and Tails: Underwater to Candlewick Press. This is the third picture book in Canty’s ‘Heads and Tails’... Read more
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Sissay wins 2019 PEN Pinter Prize

In the UK, poet and playwright Lemn Sissay has been awarded the 2019 PEN Pinter Prize. Prize judge Maureen Freely said: ‘In his every work, Lemn Sissay returns to the underworld... Read more
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