‘If we’re not encouraging our boys to read books with girls as the main characters, we’re doing them a great disservice. What are we telling our boys? That stories about girls are lesser—they don’t matter as much—they’re not as good as boys.’—Author Jacqueline Harvey reflects on gender, gatekeepers and the current state of children’s literature in her Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture.
Australian screenwriter and playwright Eleanor Witcombe has died, aged 95. Witcombe’s most well-known works were the book-to-screen adaptations of My Brilliant Career (Miles Franklin, HarperCollins), The Getting of... Read more
Text congratulates Ling Ma, who has won the $50,000 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction for her novel Severance (ISBN 9781925773279). This is a darkly funny dystopian novel in which, in the words of one reviewer, ‘the world ends…not with a bang but a memo.’
Alliance Distribution Services wishes to advise the following changes to assist customers in maximising opportunities in the period leading up to Christmas.
1. ADS will reduce the normal minimum order value to $175 RRP from Wednesday, 28 November until Thursday, 20 December. This will enable customers to have their orders dispatched prior to Christmas without needing to reach the higher minimum.
2. ADS will expand the customer service department hours to open from 7.30am to 5.30pm AEST weekdays for the same period. Further extensions of service may be added should activity demand.
3. ADS has already commenced an additional picking shift to ensure orders are dispatched to maintain our usual high average daily turnaround throughout this busy period.
The ADS customer service and warehouse operations will be open on all days throughout the Christmas and New Year period other than public holidays.
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