Every year, Allen and Unwin run the Vogel Awards for an unpublished manuscript for authors under the age of 35. This year, the announcement had to made online, and was hosted by Claire Bowditch. Below is a copy of the press release sent to me by Allen and Unwin, about the winner, A Treacherous Country… Continue reading Announcement 2020 Vogel Winner – Media from Allen and Unwin Australia
Dark shadows are rising, and there are whispers about. The one who serves the Dark Lord has escaped and reunited with his master. With this heightened alert, the Ministry of Magic have decided to go ahead with reinstating the Triwizard Tournament, despite rumours and suggestions He Who Shall Not Be Named is on the rise.… Continue reading #WatchTheSkies – Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is coming.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books today announce Emily Gravett as the artist who will create stunning images for an illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s Quidditch Through the Ages, sold in aid of Comic Relief and the author’s international children’s charity, Lumos. Publishing on 1stOctober 2020, this classic from the Hogwarts Library will be gloriously reimagined in a large,… Continue reading BLOOMSBURY ANNOUNCE EMILY GRAVETT FOR COLOUR ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF J.K. ROWLING’S QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES
Congratulations to the following books and their fabulous home-grown authors for winning in the following categories for the Indie Book Awards, especially Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, which won in two categories! These winners were announced today and what a wonderful surprise to get home to! Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend: Children's… Continue reading Winners of the Indie Book Awards Announcement.
The announcement of the 2018 shortlist for the annual Stella Prize happened today, on International Women's Day. From a long-list of twelve, six have made the shortlist, and it is a diverse, eclectic and powerful selection of the voices of Australian women. The importance of this, at a time when women's voices are demanding to… Continue reading Stella Prize Shortlist
In 2008, The Australia Children's Literature Alliance was formed as an independent and not-for-profit organisation that champions and promotes "the transformational power of reading in the lives of young Australians." The ACLA is inclusive, representing the spectrum of the field of children's and young adult literature. The vision and mission of the ACLA is: ACLA's… Continue reading Australian Children’s Laureate 2018-2019: Morris Gleitzman
The NSW Government has a long tradition of celebrating and connecting the public with art and literature. The NSW Premier's Literary Awards are an opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy and literature, whilst enjoying and learning from the work of our writers in NSW and Australia. Like other literary awards, this award in highlighting… Continue reading 2018 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS
Each year, the State Premiers of Australia nominate several books across several categories for literary awards, and each of the awards are announced at different times, and have different categories. The Victorian awards were inaugurated in 1985 to honour Australian writing and are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.… Continue reading Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2018 Winners
Fiona Hazard, the Publishing Director of Hachette Australia, has announced the Australia-New Zealand acquisition rights to a new novel by Hannah Richell, The Peacock Summer, in a joint deal with Orion, UK. It is the first novel to be released by Hannah since the publication of her first two novels, Secrets of the Tides (2012),… Continue reading Announcement: New Hannah Richell Novel coming in Mid-2018
Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2018 Sign-up Post 2018 will be my second year participating in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. Last year, I aimed for the Miles level – to read six and review four. This year, I decided to create my own challenge, and aim for fifteen – I have at least that… Continue reading 2018 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Sign-up and Pledge