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Dyan Blacklock wishes to thank the many creators who made Omnibus Books extraordinary. Working closely with friends such as Emily Rodda and discovering other wonderful writers such as Markus Zusak, Michael Gerard Bauer, David Cornish and many others have made the past 19 and a half years deeply rewarding. Special and lasting thanks go to Omnibus co-workers Celia Jellett and Patricia Howes.
Clive James new literary criticism Latest Readings is to be published in August by Yale University Press in hardback ISBN 9780300213195, and is available from Footprint Books at $32.95.
Diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2010, this is a look at his favourite books and is also a glimpse into himself, his musings on literature, his children and how he greets death.
Footprint’s David Ludowyk writes ‘Clive James’ love of the written word is evident on every page. His witty analyses of books he had read previously and new ones by Patrick O’Brien given to him by his eldest daughter, has inspired me to read all twenty of his books as James did, and then revisit Conrad and Hemingway.’
To help celebrate 20 years of publishing ETT is creating 29 Arthur Upfield crime novels for world print release in mid-2015, releasing the first 13 Bony TV episodes as downloads in May, producing John Derum reading CJ Dennis for ABC Radio, and publishing 8 new works (below). Publisher Tom Thompson now manages all Arthur Upfield rights in English and translation, all Mudrooroo titles, Henry Miller’s unpublished novel Capricorn (1934) and Tony Gray’s novel The Testudo. More information or review copies from firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0422967432.
New titles from ETT Imprint in May: The Crimson Thread, the Henry Parkes Orations prepared for the anniversary of Parkes’ 200th birthday celebrations on May 27, $30 RRP. Also Power for the People, the history of electricity in NSW by Sandra Darroch, available from May 17 at $40 RRP. Lots of press to come, orders from Dennis Jones.
ETT eBooks in May: Following the success of publishing all 29 Bony crime books by Arthur Upfield as ebooks, ETT will have Upfield’s Gripped By Drought, A Royal Abduction, Breakaway House and The House of Cain available, together with The Midnight Pianist by Julia Osborne and Mudrooroo’s new novel An Indecent Obsession as an ebook exclusive; all through Dennis Jones.
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