Weekly Book Newsletter
18 June 2008

Carroll wins Miles Franklin x

The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll (Fourth Estate) is the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award. Carroll received the award, valued... Read more

ABA and APA join forces on environment and digital working groups x

Booksellers and publishers will come together on two major issues affecting the industry following discussions at this year’s Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) annual national conference,... Read more

ABA committee: Dyer, Fenlon, Page, Whitmont join x

Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) president Fiona Stager has been re-elected to the position at this year’s ABA annual general meeting. At the AGM, which was... Read more

ABIA awards announced x

Penguin is the 2008 publisher of the year, Scribe is small publisher of the year, Gleebooks the independent bookseller of the year and Dymocks Garden... Read more

'Girl Stuff' wins booksellers choice award x

Girl Stuff by Kaz Cooke (Viking) was named the winner of the Nielsen BookData 2008 Booksellers Choice Award at the 84th Annual Booksellers Dinner on... Read more

McGrath unable to attend booksellers dinner x

Delegates attending the 84th Annual Booksellers Dinner on Monday night were disappointed at the news that Glenn McGrath was unable to attend as scheduled. McGrath’s... Read more

Small publishers enjoy attention at trade exhibition x

The second day of the three-day Australian Booksellers Association annual conference on Monday saw exhibitors on 80 stands filling the foyer area of the conference... Read more

Big Book Club to run Books Alive author tours x

The Big Book Club will be taking authors to ‘some places they wouldn’t otherwise go’ as part of this year’s Books Alive campaign, says Big... Read more

Bradley, Jordan on 'Richard & Judy' summer picks list x

The Resurrectionist by Australian author James Bradley (Picador) and Addition by Australian author Toni Jordan are two of the eight titles that have been chosen for the... Read more

UNSW Press to publish Choice Books x

UNSW Press has announce it is now the official publisher for the Choice Books imprint. Following an agreement between UNSW Press and Choice (the Australian... Read more

Robotham, Cotterill shortlisted for Daggers x

Books Alive ambassador Michael Robotham has been shortlisted for the £2000 (A$4100) CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for crime writing. Robotham was nominated for Shatter (Little... Read more

'De Niro's Game' wins IMPAC award x

De Niro’s Game by Lebanese author Rawi Hage (Picador) is the winner of this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. With prize money of  €100,000... Read more

Romantic book of the year shortlist announced x

The finalists in the Romance Writers of Australia’s 2008 Romantic Book of the Year awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are:... Read more

In brief x

Books Alive releases ‘Bombproof’ coverThe cover for Michael Robotham’s Bombproof, the giveaway title for this year’s Books Alive campaign ’50 Books You Can’t Put Down’,... Read more

Around the world x

Among the items added to our around the world blog in the past week: young people think bookshops will be gone in 20 years author... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘We need to impose some factional discipline: don’t undermine, don’t back-stab, don’t air your grievances with each other in public’–Australian Publishers Association CEO Maree McCaskill... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

James Patterson is not sailing close to the wind with new novel Sail, quite the opposite, as his book claims number one position in the... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Winner of the Miles Franklin Award announced, 19 June The... Read more

RiP Eliot Asinof x

Eliot Asinof, author of Eight Men Out, about the 1919 Chicago’‘Black Sox’ cheating scandal has died, aged 88. He also wrote four other novels, eight... Read more



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