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‘Night Games’ wins UK sports book award

Night Games by Australian author Anna Krien (Black Inc.) has won the 2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in the UK. Krien’s book, which explores sporting culture and its attitudes towards sex, was selected from a shortlist of seven for the world’s richest prize for sports writing. Krien receives a £26,000 (A$47,900) cheque, as well as a £2500 (A$4605) Read more...
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Screen Australia announces funding for book-to-film adaptations; nonfiction from Garner and Law among the projects

A film based on Helen Garner’s nonfiction book Joe Cinque’s Consolation (Pan) is the latest book-to-film project to receive funding from Screen Australia. The film will be directed by Sotiris Dounoukos, who co-wrote the screenplay with Matt Rubinstein. The ‘chilling true story’ is based on the legal trials of two Canberra women who Read more...
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We need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art

- Ursula K Le Guin warns against putting profit ahead of art in her acceptance speech at the National Book Award

Wright wins 2014 Waverley Library Award

Clare Wright has won the 2014 Waverley Library Award for Literature, known as the ‘Nib’, for her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (Text). Wright was presented with  Read more...
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Avid Reader to open children’s bookshop

Brisbane’s Avid Reader Bookshop has announced plans to open a dedicated children’s bookshop next to its West End store. The new store, to be called Where the  Read more...
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O’Neill replaces Gleeson on Copyright Agency board

Journalist and author Helen O’Neill has been appointed to the board of the Copyright Agency, replacing children’s book author Libby Gleeson. ‘[O’Neill] arrives at a time when  Read more...
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