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Black Inc. congratulates Andrew Burrell for Twiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest, winner of the 2014 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.
The judging panel described the unauthorised biography as ‘an important record of one of the nation’s most successful business people who is also one of our most generous philanthropists. It’s also an entertaining read.’
Scribe congratulates Gordon Peake on winning the ACT Book of the Year Award, as well as the inaugural People’s Choice Award, for Beloved Land: stories, struggles, and secrets from Timor-Leste. Beloved Land (ISBN 9781922070685) is available from United Book Distributors: (03) 9811 2555.
Hachette Australia Publishing Director Fiona Hazard is delighted to herald the signing of a stunning new work of fiction to the Hachette Australia list. The Other Side of The World is the brave, breathtaking new novel from former Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Stephanie Bishop. The novel, set in the UK, India and Perth in the 1960s, tells the story of a fractured marriage, and of a woman torn between two very different worlds. The book has already been sold to Tinder Press in the UK and advance proofs are generating extraordinary reader reactions in both Australia and the UK, with scouts from other territories clamouring to read the work.
Fiona Hazard: ‘Hachette Australia is incredibly proud of our growing list of exciting and unique Australian voices; writers like Catherine Therese, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Inga Simpson, Favel Parrett and Brooke Davis. I am thrilled we can now add Stephanie Bishop’s name to that dynamic list.’
Hachette Australia Joint Managing Director Louise Sherwin-Stark said: ‘The Other Side of the World is causing disruption in the Hachette Australia offices. With every new in-house reader, huddles are being formed to discuss the novel we believe will create a major literary stir this year. Booksellers are contacting us in similar breathless excitement, and we look forward to more feedback as The Other Side of the World proofs reach the top of bookseller reading piles. We are so pleased to be working with Tinder Press in the UK, an imprint of Headline UK, the home of Maggie O’Farrell and Patrick Gale.’
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD will be published in July. ISBN: 978 0 7336 3378 2 RRP: $29.99
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