We lost a beloved and brilliant author when Gillian Mears died last week. We’re devastated by her loss, as are writers and readers across Australia. Her publisher, Jane Palfreyman, shares these thoughts on her dear friend:The Mint Lawn earned this praise from The Age, with no more fitting time to share it:
“Gillian Mears writes like an angel.… Read the rest
Congratulations to Katherine Brabon, winner of the 2016 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award with her debut novel The Memory Artist!
Katherine goes home with a copy of her newly published novel, along with a cheque for $20,000 thanks to the generosity of Vogel’s and the Stevns family who in 1980 founded the award, Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript.… Read the rest
In a super busy week for awards announcements, we’ve had shortlists for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the REAL awards, the International Dublin Literary Awards, the Man Booker International Prize and the Australian Book Design Awards, as well as the longlist for the Kibble awards while the Miles Franklin Award longlists were also announced last week – here’s our roundup of significant nominees!… Read the rest
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, from all walks of life and across the social, cultural and political spectrum. We’ve pulled together a brief reading list perfect for the occasion, covering fiction, non-fiction, memoir and more to stimulate your minds and celebrate women!… Read the rest
We’re thrilled that Leigh Hobbs has been named as Australia’s Children’s Laureate for 2016-17, following on from Jackie French and inaugural pair Alison Lester and Boori Monty Prior.… Read the rest