Weekly Book Newsletter
27 August 2008

Rein's Lodge event garners coverage for ILD x

A special event held yesterday at the Lodge–the Prime Minister’s Canberra residence–has garnered widespread mainstream media coverage for the Indigenous Literacy Project in last night’s... Read more

Mackenzie, Boyes to leave ARW x

Joan Mackenzie, group book specialist, and Justin Boyes, group marketing manager, are stepping down from their roles at A&R Whitcoulls. WBN understands that this is... Read more

Prime Minister's Awards date announced x

Federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett has announced that the winners of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Fiction and Nonfiction will be revealed on... Read more

Indie Award shortlist announced x

The titles shortlisted for the inaugural Indie Award have been announced. The titles shortlisted for the $19,000 award are: Debut fiction: Addition (Toni Jordan, Text... Read more

'American Journeys' wins 'Age' book of the year x

The winners of the 35th Age Book of the Year Awards were announced on Friday 22 August at the opening night of the Melbourne Writers’... Read more

Melbourne Writers' Festival kicks off x

The Melbourne Writers’ Festival got off to a very successful start over the weekend, with many sell-out sessions and crowds buying books and lining up... Read more

Children's Book Week wraps up x

This year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Children’s Book Week wound up on Friday 22 August, having run from 16 August. This year’s Book... Read more

A 'fantastic' Tasmanian Book Fair x

The Tasmanian Book Fair was held on Sunday August 24 from 10am to 4pm in Hobart as part of the Tasmanian Living Writers’ Week. Shannon... Read more

Farrer wins Crichton Award x

Announced at the beginning of Book Week, the Crichton Award for New Illustrators went to Anna Walker for Santa’s Aussie Holiday (text by Maria Farrer,... Read more

Speech Pathology awards announced x

The winners of this year’s Speech Pathology Australia awards have been announced. The three titles to receive a book of the year award, having been... Read more

Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize announced x

New South Wales poet Angela Malone is the winner of the 2008 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize. The prize, which was announced at the Tasmanian Book... Read more

LIANZA award winners announced x

The winners of the LIANZA (Library and Information Association New Zealand Aotearoa) awards for 2008 have been announced. The Russell Clarke Award for distinguished contribution... Read more

'Duet' wins Romance Writers award x

The winners of the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year 2008 were announced on the weekend. The long category winner was Kimberley... Read more

In brief x

Lanagan, Jones appointed to Literature BoardFederal Arts Minister Peter Garrett has announced the appointment of two authors to the Australia Council Literature Board. Margo Lanagan,... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many new stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Amazon aims Kindle at textbook market Lonely Planet gets... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

The Bestseller charts are much the same as last week in that Stephenie Meyer has taken over, with four of her titles gracing the top... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: ‘Age’ Melbourne Writers’ Festival, 22-31 August Judith Pugh and Robert... Read more



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