Weekly Book Newsletter
20 August 2008

Giveaway for subscribers: free film tickets! x

Be the first to see The Edge of Love–the film tie-in of The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas (Hachette Livre Australia) Thomas’ lyrical, passionate, poetic... Read more

CBCA winners announced x

As reported in a WBN special bulletin on Friday, the winners of this year’s CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Book of the Year awards... Read more

Queensland prem's awards shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the 2008 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards was announced last Thursday 13 August. The titles in the running for the book-based prizes include:... Read more

Melbourne named a UNESCO City of Literature x

Melbourne has been named a City of Literature by the United Nations’ cultural arm UNESCO. The recognition is the result of an official bid–brought together... Read more

'Business as usual' at Landmark, following acquisition by Campion Ed x

Customers of Landmark School Supplies can expect ‘business as usual’, following the company’s acquisition by Campion Education, according to managing director of Campion, James Cathro.... Read more

Inaugural Text YA prize shortlist announced x

Text Publishing has announced the shortlisted titles in its new Young Adult Writing Prize. ‘The inaugural Text Publishing Young Adult Writing Prize has been an... Read more

Brisbane Writers' Festival program released x

The program for this year’s Brisbane Writers’ Festival, which runs from 17 to 21 September, has been released–with an exciting array of over 220 authors... Read more

Tasmanian Living Writers' Week kicks off x

The second biennial Tasmanian Living Writers’ Week began on 15 August and runs to 24 August. Shannon Challis, special projects officer of arts@work, which coordinates... Read more

MWF sessions selling out ahead of Friday opening x

With only two days until the Melbourne Writers’ Festival kicks off in Federation Square, many events have already sold out, including the keynote address with Germaine... Read more

Government ceases funding for 'Australian Style' in hard copy; Macquarie to publish online x

Macquarie University is hoping to continue publishing the editing and publishing style guide Australian Style online in future, after the federal government announced that it... Read more

In brief x

CBCA Book Week kicks offThe 2008 CBCA Children’s Book Week kicked off last week with the announcement of the CBCA Book of the Year award... Read more

Around the world x

Among the articles added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Obama book plan backfires Enid Blyton is still the UK’s favourite... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘This is censorship by fear and it sets a very bad precedent indeed.’–Salman Rushdie (or ‘Scruffy’ as he’s known by some) as quoted in the Independent, on... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Society of Editors (NSW) workshop; Preparing for the Accreditation Exam,... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Stephenie Meyer is it this week. She has not just one title in the charts, but the top four spots in the Bestsellers. Her most... Read more

RiP Dianne Haworth x

New Zealand biographer Dianne Haworth has died. Her works included Give a Man a Horse: the Remarkable Story of Sir Patrick Hogan; Tears in the... Read more

 

 

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