Weekly Book Newsletter
21 June 2006

Controversial OzCo appointments x

The appointment of Imre Saluzinsky to the chair of the Australia Council’s Literature Board, and of Joe Gersh to the role of deputy chair of... Read more

Wiley annual results x

John Wiley & Sons has released financial results for the year ending 30 April, showing that its global sales increased eight percent on 2004-05, with... Read more

Kinokuniya Digital Art Prize x

The inaugural Kinokuniya Digital Art Prize, sponsored by Thames & Hudson, was awarded at the Sydney branch of the Japanese-owned Kinokuniya bookshop chain last week.... Read more

More Queen's Birthday honours x

Further to last week’s story on booktrade people being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list, Gail Hewison and Libby Silva from The Feminist Bookshop... Read more

NZ design awards shortlist x

The shortlist for New Zealand’s Spectrum Print Book Design Awards has been announced. In the running for best book are Sarah Maxey for Afternoon of... Read more

Prizes galore: Johnson, Tait and IMPAC x

A number of major overseas literary prizes have been announced in the last week: the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, the IMPAC award and the... Read more

Response to Cape Town Book Fair 'overwhelming' x

Response to the inaugural Cape Town Book Fair (CTBF) has exceeded expectations, with what fair director Vanessa Badroodien called ‘overwhelming support from the public and... Read more

Miles Franklin winner announced Thursday; new touring initiative x

This year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award will be announced in Sydney on Thursday night. The shortlist for the Award–Australia’s largest single literary prize at $42,000–is:... Read more

McDonald wins Miles Franklin with 'Ballad' x

As announced in a WBN Special Bulletin last Thursday, Roger McDonald is the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award for his novel The Ballad... Read more

Meet the literary editors: Murray Waldren x

In the first of a series of interviews with the literary editors of Australia’s major book media conducted for MX by Alae Taule’Alo, we meet... Read more

Media Extra: What's hot x

This week, all five of our Most Mentioned titles received three mentions in the weekend media, as recorded by our Media Extra contributors. We’re particularly... Read more


Welcome to the first online version of Media Extra (MX) and our sincere apologies for its delay in reaching you. When we launched MX in 2004,... Read more



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