Weekly Book Newsletter
13 June 2007

'The Arrival' wins WA Premier's Prize x

Shaun Tan’s The Arrival (Hachette Livre Australia) has been named winner of the Premier’s Prize in this year’s WA Premier’s Book Awards, announced on 8... Read more

Shortlist announced for Australian educational publishing awards x

The shortlist for the 2007 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing has been announced, with 62 titles selected over several primary school, secondary school,... Read more

Vella awarded Beatrice Davis fellowship x

Colette Vella, editorial manager at Murdoch Books, has been awarded 2007 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship. The fellowship, which was announced at the Sydney Writers’ Festival... Read more

TAFE bookseller fears closures x

The campus bookselling chain United Campus Bookshops fears several of its NSW TAFE bookshops with contracts currently under review by the NSW education department may... Read more

Ligare gets private equity partner x

Ligare, which is the third-largest book-printing company in Australia, has announced that it has secured a private equity partner, with New Zealand-based Knox Partners taking a... Read more

'Half of a Yellow Sun' wins Orange Prize x

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received this year’s Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, worth £30,000 (A$67,000), for her novel Half of a Yellow Sun... Read more

Achebe wins Booker International x

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has been announced as the second recipient of the Man Booker International Prize, worth £60,000 (A$135,000). Achebe is known as ‘the... Read more

Ditmar awards x

The Ditmar Awards for science fiction were presented last weekend in Melbourne at the Convergence 2 conference. Among the winners are: novel: The Pilo Family... Read more

Temple and Robotham aim for dagger x

Peter Temple is the first Australian author to be shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers’ Association’s Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award (formerly know as the Gold... Read more

SLV fellowships x

The State Library of Victoria has announced the recipients of its annual Creative Fellowships, this year worth a total of $165,000. The Fellowships allow writers,... Read more

Auslit adds 'Black Words' section x

Auslit, the research network created by several Australian universities and the National Library of Australia to promote Australian literature, has announced the creation of ‘Black... Read more

Griffin Poetry Prize announced x

The winners of this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize were announced at an awards ceremony in Toronto on 6 June. Scar Tissue by US author Charles... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: International Booksellers Federation Conference, Cape Town, 13-16 June Cape Town... Read more

In brief x

RFID roll-out in librariesAll public libraries in the ACT and a number in Victoria are moving quickly to implement RFID technology. The ACT Library and... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Reuters on HP discounting Charkin ‘borrows’ Google computers at BEA Egmont... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

There’s nothing like a little murder and mayhem to while away the winter nights. Dead bodies, missing persons and battle-weary detectives characterise this week’s top... Read more

Quotation of the week x

‘There were lots of books we rejected–about personal female issues, the loss of a child, the break-up of a marriage, thinly veiled autobiographical things of... Read more

 

 

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