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More than 180 booksellers, publishers, authors and readers packed Preston City Hall for Melbourne’s first Indigenous Literacy Foundation Trivia Night last Thursday.
Organised by a committed group of Melbourne supporters of the ILF, the evening featured Indigenous singer Kutcha Edwards, Andy Griffiths and RockWiz’s own Brian Nankervis as quizmaster and MC. In an action-packed evening there was a successful auction, various fundraising activities and – of course – a very entertaining quiz.
According to Joel Becker, chief executive of the ABA, “More than $5000 was raised on ticket sales alone, with more than $9000 in gross income on the night. We appreciate the support that the literary community has given to ILF, and particularly want to thank Kutcha, Andy, Brian, the organising committee and the many sponsors who donated the prizes and auction items.”
The winning table consisted of staff from the Australian Booksellers Association, booksellers from Readings, authors, the MWF Program Manager and partners and friends. This was indicative of the range of people attending and supporting the aims of the ILF.
NewSouth is pleased to have the following authors at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival. Authors who will be in session include:
Alice Walker (paperbacks of The Cushion in the Road and The World Will Follow Joy just released); Bob Carr (Diary of a Foreign Minister in stores later this week); Lawrence Hill (author of the just released non-fiction title Blood); Anne Summers (author of the recent bestseller The Misogyny Factor); Meredith Burgmann (editor of the just released book on ASIO: Dirty Secrets); Louis Nowra (Louis’ most recent book is the biography of Kings Cross); Linda Jaivin (Linda’s non-fiction book: Beijing releases in May); Henry Reynolds (author of the recent winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award – Forgotten War); Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti (creators of the bestselling pictorial book: Alphabetical Sydney); Ian Hoskins (author of the recent history of the NSW coast: Coast); Rodney Tiffen (author of the recently released biography Rupert Murdoch); Thomas Suddendorf (author of the critically acclaimed popular science title The Gap); Bill Garner (author of the widely-acclaimed history of camping in Australia: Born in a Tent); Delia Falconer (author of the city series title Sydney) Kerryn Goldsworthy (author of the city series title Adelaide)
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