Weekly Book Newsletter
6 September 2006

NSW Premier's History Awards shortlist x

Twenty-one works have been short-listed for the 2006 NSW Premier’s History Awards. ‘These awards, worth $90,000, honour the achievements of Australian historians and highlight the... Read more

Borders expanding x

WBN understands that Borders is set to open at least four new stores before Christmas: at Camberwell in suburban Melbourne; in Canberra’s Civic; and at... Read more

Technical Bookshop in administration x

Melbourne’s Technical Bookshop has entered voluntary administration. ‘We’re continuing to trade and are confident we can reach a solution,’ managing director Caroline Radford told WBN.... Read more

Carey and Ennis take top Vic Prem's awards x

The winners of the 2006 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were announced at a dinner in Melbourne on Monday 4 September. In his opening speech, Victorian... Read more

Ned Kelly winners announced x

The winners of this year’s Ned Kelly Awards were announced by the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia, in conjunction with the Age and the Age... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Peter FitzSimons’ weighty military tome Tobruk holds on to the number one spot for the second week running, but the kids are catching up; Andy... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: the Book City annual conference, which takes place in Melbourne... Read more

Alarm at proposed digital copyright changes x

Industry bodies including the Australian Publishers Association (APA), Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) have joined forces... Read more

Nextra Strathpine change of ownership x

Nextra Strathpine in Queensland is now owned by Peter Keys, and has joined the Leading Edge Books team.

RiP Colin Thiele x

Renowned Australian children’s author Colin Thiele has died, aged 85, after suffering from heart complications. Thiele published more than 100 books in his lifetime, including... Read more

RiP Naguib Mahfouz x

Egypt’s most celebrated author Naguib Mahfouz has died from heart failure, aged 94. Mahfouz was the first Arab writer to be awarded a Nobel Prize... Read more

RiP Steve Irwin x

Australia’s famous ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin has died from a stingray attack off the coast of Queensland. Irwin published three books in his career: The... Read more

Drum Publishing launched x

Mary Drum, formerly sales and marketing director at Hachette Livre, has launched a new publishing company, Drum Publishing, following the end of her contract with... Read more

MWF winds up x

The Melbourne Writers Festival wound up on Sunday 3 September with a sold-out debate between Robert Manne and Andrew Bolt on the Stolen Generations. The... Read more

Beijing book fair puts publishing spotlight on China x

The 2006 Beijing International Book Fair wound up on Saturday 2 September, after four days of intense activity, with first reports suggesting the event was... Read more

Challis Award and Blazey Fellowship winners x

This year’s $10,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award for Indigenous artists has been presented to Vivienne Cleven for her two novels Bitin’ Back (UQP) and Her Sister’s... Read more

CBCA Children's Book Week x

Children’s Book Week recently wound up, having run from 19 to 25 August. The annual event, facilitated by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, kicked... Read more

Around the World: Round-up x

In our Around the World blog this week: Penguin is set to publish classics in Chinese; China’s first foreign-owned bookshop for professional publications; the 2006... Read more

 

 

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