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Leading international military strategist and counterinsurgency expert, David Kilcullen, will tour Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from 20-23 May 2015.
As Australian soldiers head back to Iraq, David Kilcullen, a key architect of the 2007-8 Iraq troop surge, has written an authoritative Quarterly Essay, Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State. In May, Kilcullen will visit Australia to give his unique perspective on the risk, the region and the way forward.
Last year was a ‘blood year’ in the Middle East—massacres and fallen cities, collapsed and collapsing states, the unravelling of a decade of Western strategy. We saw the rise of ISIS, the splintering of government in Iraq, and foreign fighters—many from Europe, Australia and Africa—flowing into Syria at a rate ten times that during the height of the Iraq War. What went wrong?
In Blood Year, Australian-born Kilcullen calls on twenty-five years’ experience to answer that question. This is a vivid, urgent account of the War on Terror by someone who helped shape its strategy, as well as witnessing its evolution on the ground.
While on tour, David Kilcullen will be interviewed on ABC 7.30, 3AW Drive, 2UE and 4BC Alan Jones Show and ABC local radio PM. There will be print coverage in the weekend Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian, and more media will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Hachette Australia would like to announce that Debbie Somers has resigned from her position as Account Manager for South Australia to go travelling. Her last day will be 13 of May and Hachette would like to thank her for her wonderful service over the last nine years in the role and wish her the best for the future. Marie Isaacson, one of Hachette’s West Australian Account Managers, will take up the position of South Australian Account Manager. Marie has many years of experience in WA and SA, both with Hachette and other publishers, and looks forward to reconnecting with old friends in the South Australian book trade. Todd Griffiths will remain as the West Australian Account Manager and will take on the responsibility of managing all lists within that territory with his usual enthusiasm and focus.
Leading Sydney independent publisher Jane Curry Publishing (JCP) are excited to announce that from 1 August 2015, the company will be rebranded as Ventura Press. Joining us on this new venture are Simon and Schuster Australia who will be distributing the JCP backlist and all new Ventura titles.
Jane Curry would like to thank the team at NewSouth Books and TLD for their support and dedication to the JCP list over the last three years.
The strategic decision to rebrand JCP will ensure the continued growth and expansion of the business, allowing greater flexibility to work with more Australian authors across a variety of genres.
As each JCP backlist title is reprinted, it will bear the new Ventura logo and will be assigned a new ISBN.
Simon and Schuster Australia will supply all orders from 1 August 2015.
Everyone at Hachette Australia is thrilled to congratulate Favel Parrett for When the Night Comes and Inga Simpson for Nest on being shortlisted for the 2015 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Award.
Congratulations Favel and Inga!
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