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. Nonfiction Memoir... Read more
‘The four-year model is supposed to invest in the arts and organisations long-term, but now it seems more like it’s reinforcing the project model: prioritising new programs that are disposable, that will be abandoned for some different idea in the next funding round’—Overland editor Jacinda Woodhead writes about the ‘era of throwaway arts’, following the news that two-thirds of applicants to the Australia Council’s four-year funding round didn’t make it through the first stage.
Walker Books Australia has signed acclaimed author Claire Saxby for a new title in the highly successful and award-winning Nature Story Book series, which has sold over 180,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand and is hugely popular with international audiences. Kookaburra, illustrated by Tannya Harricks, will be published in 2020.
‘I’m very excited to have a new Nature Storybook and can’t wait to share Kookaburra’s world,’ says author Claire Saxby.
‘Claire Saxby and Tannya Harricks sing the song of the Kookaburra in their latest Nature Story Book. This kind of magic is to be treasured,’ says Linsay Knight, Head of Australian Publishing at Walker Books Australia.
Walker Books Australia congratulates Sarah Epstein, Mark Greenwood and illustrator Andrew McLean, whose books Small Spaces and The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope, have been chosen as Honour Books at the 2019 CBCA Awards.
HarperCollins Children’s Books Australia is delighted to congratulate our authors on their 2019 CBCA Awards.
Emily Rodda’s His Name Was Walter is the winner of the CBCA 2019 Book of the Year: Younger Readers. Emily Rodda has now won a record-breaking six CBCA Awards.
James Moloney was awarded the biennial Nan Chauncy Award, which honours an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. James Moloney’s most recent book is The Love That I Have.
His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda 9781460756188 and The Love That I Have by James Moloney 9781460754641 are in stock and available to order now from HEDS: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 551 721
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