Weekly Book Newsletter
31 January 2007

Flannery named 2007 Australian of the Year x

Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers (Text) and a number of other books on nature and the environment, has been named Australian of the... Read more
 

Hoy joins Hachette as sales & marketing director x

Hachette Livre Australia has announced the appointment of Matt Hoy as sales and marketing director of its Little, Brown division. Hoy, currently senior national accounts... Read more
 

Golden Aurealis for Will Elliot x

ABC Fiction Award-winner Will Elliot has taken out the Golden Aurealis, the highest award in Australian speculative fiction, for his debut novel The Pilo Family... Read more
 

Contemporary fiction festival x

The NSW Writers’ Centre has added a new event to its calendar: the Contemporary Australian Fiction Festival. The inaugural Contemporary Australian Fiction Festival will be... Read more
 

Abdel-Fatah on deciBel longlist x

Young Australian Muslim author Randa Abdel-Fatah has been named on the longlist for the UK’s deciBel Writer of the Year award, for her debut YA... Read more
 

New BEA website x

Book Expo America (BEA) has launched a new website at http://www.bookexpoamerica.com, designed to be ‘a more effective, year-round tool in building relationships,’ according to event... Read more
 

Six Audie nominations for Bolinda x

Australian audiobook publisher Bolinda has six of its titles in the running for the Audies, the annual US-based audiobook awards. The six Bolinda titles are:... Read more
 

Coetzee moves to Text x

Text Publishing has announced that is has signed a new novel by Nobel laureate and double Booker-winner J M Coetzee. Diary of a Bad Year... Read more
 

Around the world x

In our Around the World blog this week: Is AMS headed for liquidation? Shafak cuts US tour after Dink murder T S Eliot Prize for... Read more
 

Bestsellers this week x

After several weeks in the top 10, Kim Edward’s family drama The Memory Keepers Daughter has finally taken out the top spot. The bestselling title... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include several overseas book fairs: the International Book Fair in Cairo,... Read more
 

Memorial tribute for Neil Curtis x

A memorial tribute for Neil Curtis, who sadly passed away on Monday 11 December last year, will be held on Sunday 4 February at 2pm,... Read more
 

Vale Neil Curtis x

Era Publications writes: ‘On the occasion of the memorial held for illustrator Neil Curtis, the team at Era Publications offers sincere condolences to his partner... Read more
 

RiP Ryszard Kapuscinski x

Polish writer and journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski has died of cancer at the age of 73. As the Polish Press Agency’s sole foreign correspondent during the... Read more
 

 

 

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