We are grieving the loss of an exceptionally talented writer, a loyal friend and a most genuine, humble man, Andrew McGahan.
Born in Dalby, Queensland, in 1966, Andrew was one of ten children, growing up surrounded by the wheat fields of the family farm.… Read the rest
We were delighted to share news of Erica Wagner’s award of the Dromkeen Medal for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children’s and young adult literature. Her acceptance speech about her love of books and fascinating career in publishing was too good not to share with a broader audience, so you can enjoy it below:
Thank you so much to my colleagues, Anna McFarlane and Eva Mills, who nominated me, to the fantastic team at Allen & Unwin – whose cleverness and sense of fun I appreciate so much every day – and to every author, illustrator and colleague I’ve ever worked with – this is your medal too!… Read the rest
Charity Norman muses on Gloriavale, cult leaders and researching for her new novel See You in September.
Some time ago I spent a few days at Southern Star Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in a remote corner of Hawke’s Bay.… Read the rest
Congratulations to Marija Peričić, winner of the 2017 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award with her debut novel The Lost Pages! Marija’s goes home with the $20,000 prize of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript, with her book in shops this week.… Read the rest