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20 February 2011

2011 NZ Maori Writer's Residency announcedLyttelton author Ben Brown has been announced as the recipient of the 2011 Maori Writer's Residency at the Michael King Writer's Centre. Brown, who is...

‘Breath’ to be adapted for film 

24 November 2009

Film rights to Tim Winton's Miles Franklin-winning novel Breath (Penguin) have been acquired by Australian actor Simon Baker and producer Mark Johnson. ‘Baker, who has been surfing since childhood, will...

Books@MIFF given thumbs up 

1 August 2007

Publishers and literary agents have responded enthusiastically to the inaugural books-to-film networking event, Books at MIFF, held last Thursday in Melbourne.The event, part of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), provided a...

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19 June 2007

Spielberg buys film rights to ‘The Unknown Terrorist'Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks Studio has reportedly paid ‘a massive sum' to secure the film rights to Richard Flanagan's novel The Unknown Terrorist (Picador).The...