Weekly Book Newsletter
21 March 2007

Hyland and Robertson on Orange Prize longlist x

Australian authors M J Hyland (pictured) and Deborah Robertson have been named on the longlist for this year’s Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Hyland’s Carry... Read more

Jones and O'Connor winners of regional Commonwealth Prizes x

Mister Pip by New Zealand author Lloyd Jones (Text) has won the best book award in the South East Asia and South Pacific section of... Read more

Miles Franklin longlist announced x

The eight novels selected for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2007 Longlist were announced last week. They are: Beyond the Break (Sandra Hall, Fourth Estate)... Read more

Government grant to boost FACP x

The Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP) is to receive a once-off grant and loan from the Western Australian state government ?to ensure the future viability’... Read more

ABA conference: registrations now open x

Registrations for the 2007 ABA conference have now opened. Delegates to this year’s conference, to be held in Melbourne from June 17 to 19, can... Read more

Byron Bay WF announces line-up x

Jenni Caffin, director of the Byron Bay Writers Festival, has announced some of the guests confirmed to appear at this year’s festival, which runs from... Read more

Abebooks.com appoints Australian liaison x

AbeBooks, the international internet bookselling ‘marketplace’ for new, used and antiquarian books, has announced the appointment of Philip Israel of Leura Books in the Blue... Read more

Banco del Libro awarded Astrid Lindgren prize x

The Venezuelan non-profit institution Banco del Libro is the winner of this year’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award–the world’s largest prize for children’s and young people’s... Read more

Theological prize for Hunt's 'Trinity' x

Anne Hunt, an assistant professor at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the rector of its Ballarat Campus, has won this year’s Australian Theological Forum... Read more

Myer to take on four Harris Scarfe stores x

Department store Myer is to take over four stores from its competitor Harris Scarfe, following a takeover of the troubled South Australian-based retail chain. The... Read more

Quarto revenue down, profit up x

Quarto, the London-based parent company of Australian book packager Global Book Publishing, has published its earnings for 2006, reporting a drop in total revenue of... Read more

Million-dollar prize for philosopher x

Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor has been announced as the recipient of the £800,000 (A$1.85 million) 2007 Templeton Prize. Known for his 45 years of philosophical... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: the Salon du Livre in Paris, which runs from 23-27... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

It’s not often that a self-help title makes it into the top 10 bestsellers list, so this week we thought we’d take a closer look... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Harry Potter sets another record Random audio ‘widget’ OJ book may... Read more

RiP Brian Mitchell x

The Five Mile Press writes: ‘It is with great sadness that David Horgan and The Five Mile Press report the passing of Brian Mitchell on... Read more



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