‘A lot of editors are women, particularly in Australia, and I think that comes down to women wanting to work in something they really love doing and being prepared to earn crap wages to do it’—A&U publisher Jane Palfreyman, interviewed in an article on the craft of editing in the Australian Financial Review. Also interviewed are Penguin’s Ben Ball and Text’s Michael Heyward
Submissions for the Best Australian Writing 2016 anthologies are now open! Black Inc. is thrilled to announce that we have Charlotte Wood (Stories), Geordie Williamson (Essays) and Sarah Holland-Batt (Poems) on board as editors. Visit bestaustralianwriting.com.au for submission guidelines.
After twelve years at Pan Macmillan, with the last five as Picador Publisher, Alex Craig has decided to resign her position so she can pursue her own creative projects from her new base in the Blue Mountains.
Publishing Director Cate Paterson says: ‘No one but Alex could have published Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites with as much passion and dedication. More recently she has published Miles Franklin shortlisted author Annah Faulkner, Stella Award winning author Carrie Tiffany, Lucy Treloar’s outstanding first novel Salt Creek which has been shortlisted for the Indie Debut of the Year, Shirley Barrett’s wonderful Rush Oh!, Debra Adelaide’s Stella longlisted The Women’s Pages and Emily Maguire whose best novel yet is published in April. I lose a colleague but keep a friendship. Here is one person who won’t be thinking “what could have been”.’
Alex Craig commented: ‘It’s been a joy to work at Pan Macmillan. To publish into Picador was always a dream of mine, and I thank Pan for giving me the opportunity to fulfil that, and to the wonderful authors who entrusted me with their books. This was not an easy decision, but I’m a wanderer at heart and the desire to work remotely and freelance won out in the end. I leave knowing I’ve made lifelong friendships so it’s not really goodbye.’
Alex’s last day at Pan Macmillan will be Friday April 15.
NewSouth is very pleased to announce that Quentin Beresford has been shortlisted for the 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize. Launched in 2004, the prize is now acknowledged as Australia’s most important award for business literature. In The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd Beresford illuminates the dark corners of the Gunns empire for the first time. Our congratulations to Quentin Beresford and all the shortlisted authors. For orders, please contact TL Distribution (P: +61(2) 8778 9999, E: email@example.com).
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