Toronto author Michael Redhill has won Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize—the country’s richest literary award—for his novel Bellevue Square (Doubleday Canada). Bellevue Square tells the story of a... Read more
‘Where you shop is of course entirely your choice, but it’s important to really make that choice a conscious one’—Readings managing director Mark Rubbo makes the case for supporting independent bookshops as Amazon prepares to launch its Australian operations
Independent publisher Pantera Press is delighted to announce that Anabel Pandiella will be joining the rapidly growing team as Marketing and Publicity Director in January 2018.
Anabel has worked at Simon & Schuster for the last 10 years, and during that time has made an immense contribution to the industry.
Pantera Press CEO Alison Green says, ‘We are incredibly excited for Anabel to join our team—developing and leading our growing domestic and international initiatives. Over the years we’ve seen Anabel champion authors, develop market-leading campaigns and find new and innovative ways to connect and engage with readers.
‘As a social purpose business, we are focused on increasing our impact on Australian writing culture by nurturing talented new writers and committing a proportion of our funds to not-for-profit organisations that work to close the literacy gap and encourage a joy of reading.
‘With Anabel’s strategic approach, dedication and enthusiasm, we know that our authors and the next generation of both readers and writers are in the best hands.’
Bonnier Publishing Australia’s children’s imprint, Five Mile, is proud to have its first ever junior fiction series included in Readings’ Top 10 Junior Fiction Books of the year. Congratulations to Jo Stanley for her trailblazing ‘Play Like A Girl’ series and to Fiona Harris and Scott Edgar for their format-smashing, genre-bending ‘Super Moopers’ series with Sally Rippin. More titles are publishing throughout 2018 in both series.
‘We’re thrilled that the discerning folks at Readings chose our first two junior fiction series among their top books of the year,’ said Niki Horin, publishing director of Five Mile. ‘It’s fantastic for our amazing creators and team to have their efforts recognised by booksellers, and it puts an extra spring in our step as we put the final touches on our exciting 2018 fiction offer.’
And over on the adult imprint, Echo would also like to congratulate Iain Ryan’s debut crime fiction title The Student and Emma Viskic’s highly anticipated second book And Fire Came Down, both making Readings’ Top 10 Crime Fiction Books of the year. ‘These books are gripping, layered, and each with a great sense of place and such memorable characters. We’re so excited to be working with the supremely talented Emma Viskic and Iain Ryan,’ said Angela Meyer, commissioning editor of Echo.
The Invisible War, winner of the 2017 Most Underrated Book Award, is a graphic novel set in World War I, and combines action with ‘an exciting style of science writing that is far from textbook’, according to the award’s judges Toni Jordan, Sarah L’Estrange and Megan O’Brien.
The book is a collaboration published by the Scale Free Network and created by a team of writers, illustrators and scientists.
Creators and publishers Briony Barr and Gregory Crocetti, and illustrator Ben Hutchings will be interviewed by Michael Cathcart on Radio National Books+Arts this Thursday, 23 November.
Author Ailsa Wild and illustrator Ben Hutchings will be interviewed on Melbourne radio 3RRR, on the ‘Multi-storied’ program next Wednesday, 29 November.
The title will also be covered in the Age this Saturday, 25 November.
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