The Australasian Legal Information Institute’s (AustLII) proposed expansion of the Australasian Legal History Libraries has received matched funding in the latest round of grants announced... Read more
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HarperCollins Publishers congratulates acclaimed author and Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French who has been named the 2015 NSW Senior Australian of the Year. This well-deserved award recognises the hard work and dedication Jackie has invested in a number of areas from her writing career to her advocacy for children with learning difficulties. Well known as a ‘wombat negotiator’, Jackie is also passionate about the conservation of wildlife and the planet and is a director of the Wombat Foundation that raises funds for wombat research. Jackie has published 140 books in 32 languages and received more than 60 literary prizes. She is also one of the few writers to win both literary and children’s choice awards. In her capacity as Australian Children’s Laureate, ‘Share a Story’ will be the primary philosophy behind Jackie’s two-year term.
In talking about the NSW Australian of the Year awards, Jackie said, ‘The young finalists were inspiring, and that is perhaps why children’s authors write for young people – to help them create the dreams and challenges and the future.’
Jo Butler has joined The Cameron Creswell Agency/Cameron’s Management as literary agent as of 4 November, replacing Sophie Hamley. Prior to this, Jo Butler held positions at HarperCollins Publishers Australia as literary fiction associate publisher, commissioning editor and senior editor for seven years and at Random House as senior editor for four years. She has also freelanced as a fiction and non-fiction editor for most of Australia’s book publishers as ‘The Butler Edit’ at various times over the past 15 years and has mentored senior editors in the publishing industry as part of the Australia Council’s 2014 Residential Editorial Program.
Jo will be representing authors of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction and is looking forward to partnering with the agency’s creative division in exploring film, television and stage rights in the books the agency represents.
A day-only salon exhibition of vibrant new Aboriginal art from around Australia to assist in raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Featuring a unique Art Parade viewing of 70+ works by curators Susan McCulloch OAM and Emily McCulloch Childs.
Part art lecture, part theatre, this informative and lively event offers a great opportunity to acquire a wide range of fine quality Aboriginal art from more than 20 leading arts centres and support the work of an important cultural organisation. 10% of all proceeds go to the ILF.
Event details Date: Sunday 16 November 2014 Time: 11am-6pm Art Parade: 2pm Drinks: 3.30pm Venue: DMCPRmedia, 60 George St, Leichhardt, 2040 Free entry to exhibition and Art Parade Parade seating: Limited seating. Bookings essential RSVP: 7 November Book online, email Debbie McInnes, or phone (02) 9550-9207 Preview the exhibition and catalogue online from 9 November.
Allen & Unwin are thrilled to announce that they have acquired UK/Commonwealth and ANZ rights to Australian author Dominic Smith’s novel At the Edge of a Wood, described by bestselling author of Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, Ben Fountain, as ‘quite simply, one of the best novels I have ever read, and as close to perfect as any book I’m likely to encounter in my reading life.’ UK/Commonwealth rights were bought from Devon Mazzone at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, while ANZ rights were obtained from Gaby Naher at the Naher Agency. ‘Set in 17th century Holland, 1950s Manhattan and Sydney in 2000, At the Edge of a Wood is a breathtakingly accomplished story of art, forgery and deception which is both intelligent and utterly compelling,’ says Allen & Unwin’s trade publishing director Tom Gilliatt. Rights have also sold to Q Publishers in the Netherlands and Ullstein in Germany, with other deals imminent. Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Allen & Unwin will publish in 2016.
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Due to the overwhelming media buzz around Kevern write a book: The best of @Rudd2000 by Scott Bridges and Stephen Owen (ISBN 978-0-9924825-8-9; RRP $24.99), publisher Editia is reprinting immediately. The title will be available for order through NewSouth Books from next week.
It’s that time of year again when our Foundation is calling for submissions for our relevant programs, Book Buzz and Book Supply. We were blown away by the choice of materials that were submitted last year. To find out how to submit your books and for a selection criteria, please contact Tina Raye, ILF Program Manager, on 02 9280 0644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oz children’s books selections revealed for the Hello! from Australia exhibition at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2015.
Illustrations from 32 books have been selected out of 109 submissions from 24 Australian publishers for 2015 Hello! from Australia exhibition.
The works, which celebrate and promote the vibrancy and variety of Australia’s children’s book illustrators and publishing, will be showcased at the 2015 Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
The exhibition is the seventh annual display of Australian children books to be displayed at the fair, and is an initiative of the Australian Publishers Association created in partnership with Books Illustrated, funded by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
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