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Tasmania’s LINCs to be called ‘libraries’ again

25 July 2018

The Tasmanian government will begin rebranding the state’s 52 Learning and Information Centres (LINCs) starting mid-year, reports the Advocate. Tasmania’s libraries have been called LINCs since 2009 but the Liberal...

Tasmanian Writers Festival announces authors, venue

7 July 2015

The Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival will be held at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart from 11-13 September, with Don Watson, Helen Garner and Bob Brown among the guests.The biennial...

Tasmania-London literary project announced 

20 January 2014

A new literary project, which will publish and promote writers from Tasmania and London and ‘draw on the long historic links between these distinct places’, has been announced. The Transportation project will...

EWF to visit Tasmania

9 August 2013

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) will visit Tasmania for the first time later this year for a three-day roadshow of writing workshops and performances. The roadshow will be held in Hobart from...

Tasmanian devils: Lenny Bartulin on ‘Infamy’ 

13 June 2013

Lenny Bartulin’s Infamy (A&U, October) tells the story of William Burr, an adventurer on the trail of an escaped convict turned bushranger. Reviewer Tim Coronel called the novel a ‘rollicking,...

New literary festival for Tasmania 

5 June 2013

A new Tasmanian literary festival, the Beaconsfield Festival of Golden Words, will be held for the first time in March 2014. The annual festival, which will be based in the northern Tasmanian...

In brief 

8 May 2013

Gold Coast libraries may consider commercialising services The Gold Coast City Council may consider partnering its library services with commercial organisations such as bookshops, reports goldcoast.com.au. A number of funding options...

State Library of Tasmania added to heritage list 

26 February 2013

The State Library of Tasmania in Hobart has been added to the state’s heritage list, Heritage Tasmania announced in a statement. The State Library is the site for the Learning and...

2013 Tasmanian Literary Prizes finalists announced

18 February 2013

The finalists for the 2013 Tasmanian Literary Prizes have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each of the categories are: Tasmania Book Prize ($25,000) for the best book with Tasmanian...

Staff changes at ‘Island’ magazine 

8 January 2013

Former Fullers Hobart events manager Rachel Edwards and Review of Australian Fiction editor Matthew Lamb have been appointed co-editors of Island magazine. Edwards and Lamb will replace editorial director Dale...

Changes to Tasmanian Literary Prizes 

22 August 2012

The Tasmanian Literary Prizes, formerly the Tasmania Book Prizes, have announced changes to the biennial awards in 2013. The University of Tasmania Prize, which was previously awarded for excellence in...

New bookstores open 

1 May 2012

A new Dymocks bookstore will open this week at Charlestown Square Shopping Centre in Charlestown, New South Wales. Dymocks loyalty and marketing manager Elain Richards told Bookseller+Publisher the store is 234.3 sqm...

New bookshop opens in Hobart 

12 April 2012

A new bookshop has opened at the State Cinema in Hobart, Tasmania. The State Cinema Bookstore started trading on 3 April, and is located adjacent to the State Cinema on...