‘It’s refreshing to see how books generally, and print books in particular, are still appealing to younger consumers, both male and female, despite so many other forms of entertainment and information competing for their attention’—Nielsen Book’s UK research director Steve Bohme presents the latest statistics on book sales and consumer behaviour at the London Book Fair
Former Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA) president Christine Mackenzie has been elected president-elect of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) from... Read more
Catherine de Saint Phalle’s Poum and Alexandre: A Paris memoir (Transit Lounge) has been shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize, along with five other writers.
Poum and Alexandre tells the story of de Saint Phalle’s parents, two flawed eccentrics living in post-war Paris, and according to the Stella Prize judges, ‘deserves to be an instant classic of the biography genre’.
The Stella Prize is presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian woman. All shortlisted writers receive a writing retreat and $3000.
NewSouth Books would like to congratulate Ali Cobby Eckermann for winning the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for poetry.
Eckermann is an Indigenous poet and artist from South Australia whose work deals with family, connection to country and the trauma of the Stolen Generations.
To order Inside My Mother 9781922146885, Love, Dreaming and Other Poems 9781922181725, or Ruby Moonlight 9781921248511 please contact TL Distribution (P: +61 (2) 8778 9999, E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Footrot Flats author and cartoonist Murray Ball has passed away in New Zealand, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Hachette Australia Publishing Director Fiona Hazard said, ‘We were very saddened to hear of Murray Ball’s passing. His legendary Footrot Flats characters Wal and Dog have delighted Australian readers over the years and will continue to do so well into the future. Our thoughts are with Murray’s wife Pam and their family.’
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