Weekly Book Newsletter
18 October 2006

Nobel Prize to Pamuk x

Turkish author Orhan Pamuk was announced as the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature last week. The judges said of Pamuk–who was raised... Read more

Copyright bill draft x

The government has made available the draft text of proposed amendments to the Copyright Act, ahead of the Copyright Amendment Bill which is due to... Read more

Books Alive 2007 title nominations open x

Booksellers, publishers and authors have been formally invited to nominate titles for consideration in the 2007 Books Alive Great Read Guide by the campaign’s organisers. ‘Books... Read more

IPA condemns Politsovskaya murder x

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has ‘vehemently condemned’ the recent killing in Moscow of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. ‘The murder of Anna Politkovskaya is not... Read more

IPA freedom prize to be awarded in Cape Town x

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has announced that the second IPA Publishers’ Freedom Prize will be presented at the 2007 Cape Town Book Fair. ‘In... Read more

Murdoch Books announces new UK structure x

Murdoch Books has announced a new structure for its UK operations, following the resignation of its first UK managing director Tim Whale, who had held... Read more

2006 Davitt Awards announced x

The winner’s of this year’s Davitt Awards, presented by the Sisters in Crime organisation and named after Australian mystery writer Ellen Davitt, were announced on... Read more

BWF and SWF win volunteer awards x

The Brisbane and Sydney writers’ festivals were named state winners in this year’s NAB volunteer awards, which recognise organisations that ‘create a positive and inclusive... Read more

2006 LIANZA awards announced x

The winners of this year’s LIANZA (Library and Information Association New Zealand Aotearoa) awards were announced on 9 October as part of the LIANZA conference... Read more

Around the world: Round-up x

In news from our Around the World blog this week, Google announces another addition to its book search program, the Quill awards are announced in... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

While James Patterson’s Cross and Michael Connelly’s Echo Park battle it out for the top spot, Clive Cussler sneaks into tenth place with the latest... Read more

Como line-up announced x

The line up of writers attending the 2007 Writers at Como festival has been announced. Conn Iggulden, the British co-author of The Dangerous Book for... Read more



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