‘You try to make yourself into a good enough writer to avoid damaging people and you try to have some kind of honour in what you do’—Helen Garner ‘telling it like it is’ to the ABC on her 75th birthday.
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The Small Press Network’s Independent Publishing Conference is being held at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from 16-18 November. The three-day conference, which caters to publishing professionals at any stage of their career, includes an industry research day, a trade day and a fundamentals of publishing day.
Tickets are available for purchase here and include a range of professional development packages for groups of publishing staff. View the full program here.
NewSouth Books would like to congratulate Micheline Jenner on winning the Australian Geographic Society’s 2017 Lifetime of Conservation Award. The award was announced at an official ceremony on 1 November in Sydney.
Mich and her husband, Curt, were honoured for their long careers in marine biology. They head up the Centre for Whale Research in WA and, between them, have studied everything about whales, from population biology and migratory pathways to ecology and behaviour.
Mich Jenner’s book, The Secret Life of Whales (9781742235547), is a November 2017 publication from NewSouth.
Allen & Unwin is delighted to announce that they have acquired Susannah McFarlane’s Four Fairytales for Feisty Girls and will publish in September 2018.
Princesses can rescue themselves—just ask Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White! They may get themselves into some tricky situations but life is all about the recovery and these girls can use their talents and STEM skills to get themselves out again—prince or no prince!
Featuring a 128-page, hardcover design with glorious full-colour illustrations by Beth Norling, Lucinda Gifford, Claire Robertson and Sher Rill Ng, Four Fairytales for Feisty Girls will be the must-have bedtime book for Christmas 2018.
Publisher Eva Mills described the book as ‘a beautiful selection of favourite fairytales, retold by an author who believes passionately in inspiring young girls through the power of words and stories’. Susannah McFarlane’s ‘EJ Girl Hero’ series has sold over 1 million copies, and sparked the development of the Girl Hero project: www.girlheroproject.com.
Simon & Schuster Australia will publish I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman in April 2018. Her most recent YA novel, I Was Here, also published by Simon & Schuster Australia in 2015, has sold over 30,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. Forman is also the author of the bestselling book If I Stay.
Told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives, I Have Lost My Way is a story about the power of friendship and being true to who you are.
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