Weekly Book Newsletter
9 August 2006

'Age' Book of the Year shortlist x

The shortlist of books nominated for this year’s Age Book of the Year prize has been released. The shortlisted titles are: Nonfiction: A Trial Separation:... Read more

Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year awards x

The winners of this year’s Speech Pathology Australia’s Book of the Year 2006 are: Language development, young children–Annie’s Chair (Deborah Niland, Viking) Language development, lower... Read more

RiP Raja Rao x

Indian novelist Raja Rao has died in Austin, Texas, aged 97. His book Kanthapura (Oxford University Press India), published in 1938, was the first major... Read more

Tertiary sector magazine hangs in the balance x

The future of Campus Bookseller+Publisher–the only magazine to focus exclusively on Australian tertiary publishing and campus bookselling–is in the balance following confirmation that the forthcoming October issue... Read more

Authors champion National Literacy and Numeracy Week x

Several authors including Christopher Cheng, Matthew Reilly, Hazel Edwards and Jen McVeity, have been named as literacy ‘champions’ as part of this year’s National Literacy... Read more

Around the World: round-up x

In news from our ‘Around the World’ blog this week: a US-based print-on-demand publisher has lost a long-running defamation case; toy maker Fisher-Price is developing a bank... Read more

Vic SocEds awards life membership to Yowell x

At its recent annual general meeting, the Society of Editors (Victoria) presented Jackie Yowell with an award for honorary life membership in recognition of her... Read more

ASA joins 'book banning' protests x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has joined the chorus of voices protesting plans by the Attorney-general, Philip Ruddock, to tighten the classification regime for... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Books Alive may have just started, but it seems to have made an impact on our reading habits already. The proof of the pudding is... Read more

Poets' stoush hits the headlines x

It’s not often that a story on poetry makes the news section of the Sydney Morning Herald, but a war of words between poets John... Read more

 

 

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