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‘There is something of a crisis of criticism in Australia and it’s connected to broader declines in media. You only have to look at the book pages that used to be in the Saturday papers compared to the book pages there are today to see how much less space there is for literary criticism.’—Jeff Sparrow, winner of the 2019 Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism, on literary criticism in Australia.
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Rockpool Publishing will launch a new imprint in August 2019, called Gelding Street Press.
Gelding Street Press will focus on true stories and sport and recreation. The first Gelding Street Press title releasing in August will be The Immortals of Australian Rugby League (9781925946031, Hauser, 2019).
This will be the second title in the ‘Immortals’ series, following on from the bestselling The Immortals of Australian Cricket (9781925682786, Hauser, 2018). Rockpool’s backlist of titles in these genres will also slowly be brought across under the new imprint.
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BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival has announced that nominations are open for the Danger Prize, awarded for the best book, TV series, podcast or film about Sydney crime released in the past financial year.
Last year well-known Sydney identity John Ibrahim won the inaugural Danger Prize for his memoir Last King of the Cross. Entries are now open for the 2019 prize. The 2018/2019 prize will be announced on 6 September, alongside the Danger Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a crime writer who has explored Sydney’s dark side in fiction or in factual form. The lifetime achievement award was won last year by the late great Peter Corris.
This year’s awards will be presented by Ibrahim and British crime superstar Val McDermid, at an event which will see the Ned Kelly Awards presented in Sydney for the first time, as part of the BAD19 Crime Writers Festival at the State Library from 6–8 September.
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