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‘It’s one thing to feel bad about losing. It’s another to feel you were never in the game … Toxic thoughts and questions flood your mind when you can’t trust the process. And the worst of it is that all this mess reflects badly on two fine and noble writers.’—Sam Jordison, UK publisher of Lucy Ellman’s Booker-shortlisted Ducks, Newburyport, criticises the Booker Prize judges for their decision to name two winners for this year’s prize.
The Walkley Foundation for journalism is Shining A Light On The Truth at the State Library of WA next weekend. Take a masterclass on Book-Length Journalism with Walkley Book Award-winner Helen Pitt (November 1) or public panels with award-winning journalists on November 2.
Walker Books Australia has signed acclaimed author Claire Saxby for another new title in their award-winning ‘Nature Storybook’ series, which has sold over 180,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand and is hugely popular with international audiences.
‘Told with the seamless blend of poetry and passion that heralds all Claire’s writing, we follow this shark as she navigates her world. Her story is told with such power and empathy that you’ll never feel the same way about these amazing creatures again,’ says Linsay Knight, head of Australian publishing at Walker Books Australia.
Great White Shark, illustrated by Cindy Lane, will be released in 2021.
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