Bundjalung artist Charmaine Ledden-Lewis has won Magabala Books’ 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award. A freelance artist based in Blackheath, NSW, Ledden-Lewis receives $10,000, a mentorship... Read more
Books+Publishing’s weekly publicity round-up covers forthcoming publicity for Australian and internationally authored books due to appear in Australian media over the coming weeks. Fiction Samantha... Read more
Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Result—the final instalment in the internationally bestselling Rosie trilogy—has debuted at the top of the Australian fiction bestsellers chart for February. Other... Read more
‘Even if everything does continue on as usual … it denies teenage and youth leaders having their own independent organisation. It’s like saying YA literature isn’t important enough to have an organisation by itself.’—Young people, including 12-year-old Inky Awards judge Luca Fraillon, appeal to politicians following the ‘re-branding’ of the State Library of Victoria’s Centre for Youth Literature.
Australian publishers attending the 2019 London Book Fair (LBF) reported an interest in ‘uplifting or inspiring nonfiction’ and ‘self-development, self-esteem, resilience and mental health books... Read more
The Australian University Heads of English (AUHE) and the estate of Vivian Robert de Vaux Voss are pleased to call for nominations for the sixth annual Voss Literary Prize. The prize, for the best novel published in Australia in 2018, carries a cash prize and will be presented at the AUHE AGM in November 2019. A nomination form and details of entry can be found at vossliteraryprize.com. Entries must be received by COB, 30 April 2019.
Walker Books Australia congratulates the following authors and illustrators on their inclusion in the CBCA Shortlist. Sarah Epstein for Small Spaces; Mark Greenwood and Andrew McLean for The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope; Donna Rawlins, Mark Jackson and Heather Potter for Waves; and Claire Saxby and Tannya Harricks for Dingo.
Writers, publishers and readers are invited to nominate works for the Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize worth $5000. Nominations close on 31 July 2019.
The prize will be awarded for a nonfiction book treating any aspect of maritime history relating to or affecting Australia, written or co-authored by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018.
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