Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
3 February 2010

Giveaway--five signed copies of 'Van Diemen's Land' x

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, the Weekly Book Newsletter is giving away five copies of Van Diemen’s Land on DVD, signed by director Jonathan auf der Heide.... Read more

Inside the latest issue: Wendy James on sisters x

Did you know Rebecca James, author of the highly anticipated debut Beautiful Malice, is the sister of author Wendy James? Read what Wendy has to... Read more

White, Hazzard in running for 'Lost' Man Booker Prize x

Novels by Australian authors Patrick White and Shirley Hazzard are among those in the running for a new Man Booker Prize. The Lost Man Booker Prize,... Read more

CAL Scribe Fiction Prize x

The shortlist for the inaugural CAL Scribe Fiction Prize has been announced by judges Kerryn Goldsworthy, Mark Rubbo and Aviva Tuffield. The shortlisted manuscripts, chosen from... Read more

Moorhouse to boycott China tour x

Australian author Frank Moorhouse has announced he will boycott a writers’ tour of China in protest against the imprisonment of Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo. The tour,... Read more

Moynahan appointed to board of directors, HarperCollins India x

HarperCollins UK and International CEO Victoria Barnsley has announced the appointment of HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand CEO Michael Moynahan to the Board of Directors... Read more

'Cloudstreet' tops 'ABR' Favourite Australian Novels poll x

Cloudstreet by Tim Winton has been voted the winner of the Australian Book Review’s Favorite Australian Novels poll. ‘A perennial favourite since its publication in... Read more

Dymocks Castle Hill, South Melbourne close x

Dymocks South Melbourne, in Victoria, and Dymocks Castle Hill, in New South Wales, have closed. Dymocks CEO Don Grover told the Weekly Book Newsletter the... Read more

Bennett launches Show & Tell Publishing x

Former Children’s Book Council of Australia national president Bronwen Bennett has entered the publishing world with the launch of the new children’s publisher Show & Tell... Read more

Jaipur Literature Festival: Australian authors wanted for 2011 program x

The Jaipur Literature Festival, which ran from 21 to 25 January, attracted more than 20,000 people and more than 200 speakers. Among the speakers was... Read more

In brief x

Phaidon creates Wallpaper City Guide iPhone appPhaidon has made its Wallpaper City Guides series available to iPhone users by creating iPhone apps based on the... Read more

Around the world x

Among the international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Amazon vs Macmillan: ebook price war breaks out Apple... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week:  SalesNonfiction–Hardie Grant has sold French rights to Meet Me at Mike’s (Pip Lincolne) to Hachette Livre. Children’s–Scholastic has licensed Canadian... Read more

On tour x

Authors on tour in February include: Patrick Ness, Walker Books (Monsters of Men)Katherine Howell, Macmillan (Cold Justice)Michael Goldfarb, Scribe (Emancipation: How Liberating Europe’s Jews from... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Just because a book is out of print doesn’t mean it belongs to Google. It belongs to me. And if I want to sell my... Read more

Got news? x

If you’ve got news you think would be of interest to Weekly Book Newsletter readers, let us know by emailing bookseller.publisher@thorpe.com.au.

Bestsellers this week x

John Silvester and Andrew Rule are household names these days, so it’s no surprise that their latest book Underbelly: The Golden Mile is proving to... Read more

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Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

The death of writer J D Salinger dominated the book news pages this past weekend as the book world mourned a classic author. Salinger’s most... Read more

RiP J D Salinger x

American author J D Salinger has died, aged 91. His novel The Catcher in the Rye is an enduring modern classic. His other works include Franny... Read more

RiP Howard Zinn x

American historian and activist Howard Zinn has died, aged 87. He published A People’s History of the United States, which sold more than one million... Read more

RiP Erich Segal x

American author and professor Erich Segal has died, aged 72. Love Story was his most famous work, he also co-wrote the screenplay for Yellow Submarine.

RiP Louis Auchincloss x

American author Louis Auchincloss has died, aged 92. He wrote Sybil, A Law for the Lion and The Rector of Justin among other titles. 



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