Weekly Book Newsletter
24 March 2010

Giveaway for Subscribers--'The Last Station' cinema tickets x

Thanks to Text Publishing, the Weekly Book Newsletter is giving away 10 double passes to The Last Station. The Last Sation is a historical drama about... Read more

Inside the current issue: Reviewers' top picks x

Among our reviewers’ top picks of forthcomg titles reviewed in the April issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine are: The Second-last Woman in England (Maggie Joel, Pier... Read more

Prime Minister's awards to include children's and YA categories x

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has indicated that he will add two new categories–children’s and young adult fiction–to the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. ‘We do... Read more

Cleary, A&U lose defamation case; barrister awarded $630,000 in damages x

Author Phil Cleary and his publisher Allen & Unwin have lost a defamation case and have been ordered to pay $630,000 in damages. The judgement in... Read more

Blacklock, Glover appointed to OzCo Lit Board x

Dyan Blacklock and Stuart Glover have been appointed to the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. Blacklock is an author and publisher... Read more

Gillard launches school library inquiry x

Education Minister Julia Gillard has asked the parliament’s House Standing Committee on Education and Training to launch an inquiry into and to report on ‘the... Read more

Asialink 2010 residencies announced x

Asialink has announced the recipients of its 2010 residencies. The recipients, the countries they will visit and the projects they will work on are: Kalinda... Read more

Storm damage hits REDgroup in three states x

Recent wild weather across three states has caused damage to a number of bookshops in the REDgroup retail chains. ‘We’ve had no luck lately,’ REDgroup... Read more

New NZ educational publishing award x

The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) has announced a new award to recognise excellence in New Zealand educational publishing. The award will be administered... Read more

'Under the Huang Jiao Tree' wins Whitcoulls travel book of the year award x

Under the Huang Jiao Tree (Jane Carswell, Transit Lounge) has won this year’s Whitcoulls Travcom Travel Book of the Year. The award, presented at a... Read more

Four poets vie for Gilmore award x

Four female poets are in the running for the 2010 Mary Gilmore Prize, presented by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature for the... Read more

Somerset Celebration of Literature 2010 x

The Somerset Celebration of Literature held its annual school literature festival from 15 to 19 March 2010 at Somerset College in Mudgeeraba on the Gold... Read more

Almond and Bauer win Hans Christian Andersen award x

The 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award, one of the the most prestigious international awards for children’s books, has been given to British author David Almond... Read more

In brief x

Campus gunman scare interrupts UWS bookshopThe University Co-op Bookshop at the University of Western Sydney’s Kingswood campus was caught up in a drama last week... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: DK’s ‘future of publishing’ video US ebook sales... Read more

On tour x

Authors on tour in March include: Patrick Ness, Walker Books (Monsters of Men) Xinran, Random House NZ (Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother) NZ only... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘This book is loathsome in its pretence that there is enough material to justify its existence’–former Weekly Book News editor Lorien Kaye isn’t shy about saying... 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

Last week’s two bestsellers Clive Cussler’s The Silent Sea and Belinda Alexandra’s Tuscan Rose moved to second and sixth place respectively in the bestseller charts,... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Ian McEwan’s Solar (Jonathan Cape), a ‘comedy about climate change’, received far and away the most mentions over the past week, but they haven’t all... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Bologna Children’s Book Fair, 23-26 March Byron Bay Writers Festival... Read more

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RIP Sid Fleischman x

Award-winning author Sid Fleischman has died aged 90. He won the Newbery Medal for The Whipping Boy and published over 60 fiction and nonfiction children’s... Read more

RIP Meg Field x

Former owner of Boat Books in Sydney and Brisbane, Meg Field has died after a long battle with cancer. She held the position of Secretary... Read more



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