Weekly Book Newsletter
17 September 2008

PM's Award winners announced x

As announced in a WBN special bulletin on Friday night, the winners of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Awards have been announced. Ochre and Rust by... Read more

Queensland Premier's Literary Award winners announced x

Helen Garner has followed her win at the Victorian Premier’s awards by taking out the prize for fiction ($25,000) for The Spare Room (Text) at... Read more

Vogel shortlist announced x

The shortlist for this year’s Australian/Vogel Award has been announced. Author Matt Rubinstein, one of the judges of the $50,000 prize for an unpublished manuscript... Read more

Brisbane Writers' Festival kicks off x

The Brisbane Writers’ Festival kicks off today in and around the State Library of Queensland and runs until September 21. Chris Abani gives a speech... Read more

Lonely Planet appoints new global marketing director x

Lonely Planet has announced the appointment of Dominic Rowell to the newly created role of global marketing director. Rowell, who is originally from London, will... Read more

Whitley Awards announced x

The winners of this year’s Whitley Awards have been announced. Presented by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW, the awards are for ‘outstanding publications that... Read more

Inky Awards shortlist announced x

The titles shortlisted for this year’s teen book choice Inky Awards have been announced. Voting has opened to determine the winner in an Australian category... Read more

After 32 years Mudgee Bookcase for sale x

After 32 years in the business, having established their bookshop and music centre in 1977, John and Jill Novak of Mudgee Bookcase have decided to... Read more

In brief x

Dymocks holds second RadiothonThe Dymocks Literacy Foundation and Radio 2UE are hosting a second Radiothon on Wednesday 24 September to raise money for beneficiaries to... Read more

Around the World x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Bonnier acquires Templar Sony e-reader a big hit in UK Booker... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Forget sex, food sells. Kim McCosker & Rachael Bermingham have done it again with the ‘sequel’ to the chartbuster 4 Ingredients entitled (somewhat uninspiringly) 4... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Brisbane Writers’ Festival, 17-21 September 74th World Congress International PEN,... Read more

RiP David Foster Wallace x

American novelist David Foster Wallace, best known for his book Infinite Jest, has died. He was 46.  

 

 

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