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‘I fear there are those who believe that global English language markets are in their interests, both retailers and publishers. They are not.’—In his keynote at the London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference, Faber CEO Stephen Page said the industry must acknowledge that publishing is a political act.
ABC Books is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of the first substantial biography of the incredible Makybe Diva.
Before Winx, before Black Caviar, there was Makybe Diva, the trailblazer of Australia’s modern trinity of champion mares. Unwanted as a foal, the Diva won the hearts of the nation by becoming the only horse in history to win three Melbourne Cups.
The book is by celebrated sports journalist and racing lover Trevor Marshallsea, author of the recent bestseller Winx: Biography of a Champion and co-author of Black Caviar trainer Peter Moody’s autobiography A Long Way from Wyandra.
‘By winning Australia’s race three times, Makybe Diva transcended the sport to touch Australians in a way probably only matched by Phar Lap,’ Marshallsea says. ‘Yet she achieved other feats on the track that were almost as extraordinary, such as her unforgettable Cox Plate Victory and an Australian Cup triumph in a time that arguably stands as a world record to this day.’
Based on extensive interviews with owner Tony Santic and others from her inner circle, the book also includes plenty of Melbourne Cup history and will delight racing and sports fans alike.
Harlequin Australia at HarperCollinsPublishers has partnered with Flinders University and Writers SA to offer a commercial fiction fellowship for First Nations Writers.
The fellowship offers a First Nations writer a 12-month mentorship with Jo Mackay, Publisher at Harlequin; associate status at Flinders University; a writing residency at Writers SA; and a stipend of $3500. At Flinders, the Fellow will enjoy full access to libraries and resources and the support of Dr Amy Matthews, Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing.
The fellowship is open to First Nations writers nationally. Submissions close 1 May 2019 with winners announced July 2019. The fellowship will run from August 2019 to August 2020.
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