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NewSouth Books would like to congratulate Felicity Castagna author of The Incredible Here and Now (Giramondo Publishing Company) – Winner of the PMs Literary Award for YA Fiction. And Kellee Slater author of How to do a Liver Transplant: Stories from my Surgical Life (NewSouth) – The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year. Stock of both award-winning titles is now available from NewSouth Books. To order contact:
HarperCollins is proud to announce that it has acquired world rights to Rosie’s Story, a memoir by Rosie Batty, with Bryce Corbett, to be published in late 2015.
In an incident that shocked not only the nation but the world, Rosie Batty’s eleven year old son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014. Greg Anderson murdered Luke Batty at cricket training and was then himself shot by police at the Tyabb cricket oval. Rosie had suffered years of family violence, and had intervention and custody orders in place in an effort to protect herself and her son. She believes the killing was his final act of control over her. She is now a passionate campaigner on the issue of family violence and has just been named Victorian Australian of the Year. The National Australia Day Council said Ms Batty ‘gave voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who had until then remained unheard’ and said her ‘incredible strength and selfless efforts’ were an inspiration to many other victims of family violence.
Publisher Catherine Milne says: ‘We see Rosie’s Story as being a really significant book, one that will both move people and engage them. It will have all of Rosie’s heart, soul and intelligence. It will be a book that will make people cry and fire them up. And it will be a book that will give Rosie a real platform to talk about family violence, the issue that means so much to her.’
Rosie Batty says: ‘I am thrilled and very excited at the prospect of working with Harper Collins to make Rosie’s Story a book that I can be immensely proud of. HarperCollins has published some of my favourite writers and I can hardly believe that I am now going to be one of them.’
HarperCollins is thrilled to congratulate Steven Carroll on winning the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction for The World of Other People, the second novel in his brilliant TS Eliot Quartet. Steve shares the Prize with Richard Flanagan for his Booker Prize winning The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Steve’s next novelForever Young which continues his award winning Glenroy series is to be published in June 2015. He is the author of a total of nine novels including the Miles Franklin Award winning The Time We Have Taken (2008).
A reprint of The World of Other People (9780732291204) is underway and can be ordered now from Harper Collins.
HarperCollinsPublishers is thrilled to congratulate children’s author and Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French, whose extraordinary book Refuge has won the Children’s Book Award in the Queensland Literary Awards. Jackie is the joint winner of the award with Shaun Tan, whom HarperCollins congratulates as well.
This award rounds up a remarkable year for Jackie, who has also been named the 2015 NSW Senior Australian of the Year.
To order copies of Refuge (ISBN: 9780732296179) please contact HEDS customer service on toll-free 1300 551 721 or fax 1800 645 547.
Hachette Australia is thrilled to congratulate Shaun Tan on being the joint winner in the Griffith University Children’s Book Award category of the Queensland Literary Awards, for the wonderful Rules of Summer.
To order copies of Rules of Summer (ISBN: 9780734410672) please contact Alliance Distribution Services customer service on toll-free fax 1800-664-477 or tel (02) 4390 1300.
Footprint wish to advise that effective immediately, Footprint now exclusively represent Broadview Press (ISBN prefix 97815511, 97815548). Please contact their previous distributor, NewSouth Books for returns cut off dates.
After almost 32 years, Social Club Books is closing their business at the end of January 2015.
A unique business in its time, we believe we have introduced many people to the wide world of books over our journey. However, the marketplace has changed considerably over the last few years and books have never been more widely available. It is now time for us to move on.
Our Domain name scb.com.au together with 60,000 mailing/email list is for sale. Warehouse racking and office fixtures are also for sale along with some stock.
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Melbourne University Publishing congratulates Paul Kelly, whose book Triumph and Demise—an inside account of the hopes, achievements and bitter failures of the Labor Government from 2007 to 2013—has won the 2014 Walkley Book Award.
We also congratulate Rafael Epstein, whose book Prisoner X was shortlisted for the award.
Triumph and Demise by Paul Kelly ISBN: 978-0-522-86781-7 Fully updated paperback edition, rush release, $34.99
‘Triumph and Demise is a superbly written book filled with revelations and sharp judgments that lift off the page with an authority that is characteristic of Kelly. Its revelations … are significant and its conclusions are powerful. It is a compelling book.’ The Australian
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