Weekly Book Newsletter
30 May 2007

'Mister Pip' wins 2007 Commonwealth Writers Prize x

New Zealand author Lloyd Jones’ Mister Pip, (Text) has won this year’s Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. The prize for best book, worth £10,000 (A$24,000), was announced... Read more

NSW Premier's Literary Awards announced x

Shaun Tan’s extraordinary picture book The Arrival (Hachette Livre Australia)–the story of one man’s immigrant experience, told entirely without words–has been named Book of the... Read more

APA Book Design Awards winners announced x

Trish Garner was awarded the Lamb Print Best Designed Book of the Year award for Florence Broadhurst (Helen O’Neil, Hardie Grant Books) and Deborah Brash... Read more

Tenth SWF kicks off x

The 2007 Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) is underway, under the banner ‘a city transformed by words.’ By the time the festival’s official opening address is presented tonight... Read more

Amazon buys Brilliance Audio x

Following the news last week that ABC Enterprises is closing its audio books production department, online bookseller Amazon.com has announced the expansion of its audio... Read more

Brisbane Writers Festival moves to new SLQ x

The Brisbane Writers Festival has announced it will move to the newly transformed State Library of Queensland in 2007. ‘We are thrilled to work together... Read more

Borders unlocks HP7 'gold' x

Borders has announced its Australian pre-order sales for the final Harry Potter instalment are currently five times that of the sixth book in the series.... Read more

Reilly sells 'Literary Superstars' TV pilot in US x

Australian author Matthew Reilly, who will appear at this week’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, has sold a TV pilot to Sony. The television show, called Literary... Read more

Auckland writers festival a success, goes annual x

This year’s Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, which ran from 24 to 27 May, was ‘without a doubt our best festival ever’ according to festival... Read more

In brief x

Garrett on ‘Book Show’ Following new federal Minister for the Arts Senator George Brandis’ interview on ABC Radio National’s ‘Book Show’, federal shadow Minister for... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog this week: Inaugural London literature festival announced McDonalds seeks to redefine ‘McJob’ Famous Polish author... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Sydney Writers’ Festival, which runs until 3 June BookExpo America... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

As the cold weather sets in, it seems readers are resisting the temptation of comfort food by following the practical advice of the CSIRO. Storming... Read more

Quotation of the week x

‘At its best, powerful writing about Australia feeds into the soul of the country.’ Shadow Minister for the Arts Peter Garrett on ABC Radio National’s... Read more

 

 

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