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A brilliant 2014 for Affirm Press has been capped off with the nomination of Emily Bitto’s engaging debut novel The Strays, for both the 2015 Stella Prize and the 2015 Indie Book Awards.
The Strays is one of 12 titles longlisted for the 2015 Stella, and one of four titles shortlisted in the Indie Books Awards Debut Fiction category. ‘I couldn’t be happier with the support The Strays has received from readers and booksellers. Being on the Indies shortlist and the Stella longlist is the icing on the cake!’—Emily Bitto
To order copies of The Strays (ISBN: 9781922213211) please contact Random House Australia customer service on Phone: 1800 222 444, Fax: +61(03) 9753 4151 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hachette Australia is thrilled to congratulate our longlisted authors, Maxine Beneba Clarke for Foreign Soil and Inga Simpson for Nest, in the 2015 Stella Prize.
We also congratulate Shaun Tan on Rules of Summer being longlisted in the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal.
To order copies of Foreign Soil (ISBN: 9780733632426), Nest (ISBN: 9780733632341) and Rules of Summer (9780734410672) please contact Alliance Distribution Services customer service on toll-free fax 1800-664-477 or tel (02) 4390 1300.
HarperCollinsPublishers is proud to announce it will publish the autobiography of Australia’s greatest soccer player, Tim Cahill, at the end of this year.
Coming off the back of the Socceroos victorious 2015 AFC Asian Cup campaign, Cahill, 35, is Australia’s top goal scorer of all time. He has also scored the most goals by an Australian at World Cups, with five to his name, including a jaw-dropping left foot volley against The Netherlands in Porto Alegre at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Cahill, who grew up in suburban Sydney, has had a stellar international and club career. In 1997 he went to English club Millwall on a free transfer from Sydney United and then moved to Premier League team Everton in 2004, where he was the top scorer and named the fans’ Player of the Season in his first year at the club. After 226 appearances and 56 goals for Everton, Cahill left England in 2012 and moved to the US and the New York Red Bulls. There he set a record for the fastest goal in Major League Soccer history when he scored seven seconds into a game against the Houston Dynamo. More recently he has announced that he will be joining Shanghai Shenhua for the 2015 Chinese Super League season.
HarperCollins Publishing Director Shona Martyn says: ‘It will be a privilege to publish the story of Tim Cahill, one of the most admired Australian sportsmen of all time. Tim’s international achievements are immense and as a player and role model he is inspiring both a legion of fans and a new generation of players around the world. I know his book will ride high on the bestseller lists this Christmas.’
Tim Cahill says: ‘I’m excited to be at the point in my career where I can reflect on my experiences as a professional footballer so far, and the experiences and influences that have shaped who I am. I’m looking forward to sharing my perspective on some of the key moments of my life both on and off the park, and giving an insight into what keeps me going and wanting to improve myself.’
Cahill’s autobiography will track the journey from his childhood, growing up in Western Sydney with his Samoan mum, English dad and three siblings; his early years at soccer clubs in Sydney to his 15 years playing in England; his moves to the US and China; and, of course, his extraordinary international career with the Socceroos. Importantly, it will provide exclusive insights into the life of an elite sportsman.
The as-yet untitled autobiography will be published by HarperCollins around the world.
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