Melbourne independent bookselling chain Robinsons Bookshop will open its ninth store at Pacific Werribee shopping centre in Melbourne’s south-west in November. Co-owner Susanne Horman said... Read more
‘I don’t believe in national literature per se. I do believe in Australian writing, conceived mostly in obscurity, frequently in poverty, almost always in adversity’—Richard Flanagan delivers his first public lecture, ‘Does writing matter?’, as the inaugural Boisbouvier professor of Australian literature at the University of Melbourne, held as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Rodney and Helen Harris, co-owners of Open Leaves Books are retiring at the end of the year and putting their bookshop up for sale. Established in 1979, the bookshop is now an online business specializing in mental health and counselling. It also displays books at many conferences in the eastern states. Interested persons can contact Rodney by telephone or email. A Section 52 statement is available and a prospectus outlining the details of the business.
The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust has launched the Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship. This new Fellowship will give one emerging author or illustrator creative time in the Trust’s Adelaide studio in March 2017.
Applications must be received by midnight on Monday October 31 2016.
Visit maygibbs.org.au and check all information provided under Creative Time Fellowships, The Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship.
When you’re ready to apply, contact Sally Chance, Fellowships Coordinator, for details of what to do next: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NewSouth is thrilled that Stuart Macintyre’s Australia’s Boldest Experiment has won the Australian History Prize and Tanya Evans’ Fractured Families took home the NSW Community and Regional History Prize.
The judges described Australia’s Boldest Experiment as a ‘truly magnificent contribution to political history’, and praised Fractured Families as an outstanding and ambitious work. To order contact TL Distribution (P: +61(2) 8778 9999, E: email@example.com).
NewSouth congratulates Ali Cobby Eckermann and Giramondo Publishing for the shortlisting of Inside My Mother in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing 2016. To order contact TL Distribution (P: +61(2) 8778 9999, E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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