Congratulations to Magda Szubanski!

Congratulations to Magda Szubanski, 2016 winner of the Best Non-Fiction Award at the the Indie Awards, for Reckoning: A Memoir.

A huge congratulations to all of the winners.

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Congratulations to Helene Young!

Congratulations to Helene Young, 2016 winner of the Favourite Romantic Suspense Award at the Australian Romance Readers Association, for Northern Heat.

A huge congratulations to all of the winners.

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Congratulations to Miles Allinson!

Congratulations to Miles Allinson, winner of the People's Choice Award at the Victorian Premiers Literary Awards 2016, for Fever of Animals.  

A huge congratulations to all of the winners.

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Congratulations to Geoffrey Lehmann!

Geoffrey Lehman has won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in the Poetry category for his collection Poems 1957-2013. A huge congratulations to all the winners.

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Congratulations, Kate Ryan

Congratulations to Kate Ryan on winning the inaugural Writers Prize in the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2015. The judges commented, “Kate Ryan’s entered essay, ‘Psychotherapy for Normal People’, is a powerful and engaging work and account of the psychotherapeutic process by an accomplished Victorian writer.” In addition, Kate, also an author of fiction and children’s picture books, received the inaugural Melbourne Prize Residency. melbourneprize.org

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Congratulations, Ros

Ros Moriarty (author of the memoir Listening to Country, and many children’s picture books) has won the Business Enterprise category of the 2015 Financial Review/Westpac ‘100 Women of Influence’ Awards. See her thoughts here: linkedin.com/pulse/power-influence-ros-moriarty

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Congratulations, Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson (author of the popular children’s fiction series JULIET, NEARLY A VET) has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools. Rebecca, a school science specialist teacher, has published over 80 books on Australian birds and animals. rebeccajohnson.com.au

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Congratulations, Dr Mark Cross

Dr Mark Cross, known for the ABC TV series Changing Minds, has been selected to receive the Meritorious Service Award recipient from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ (RANZCP)’s NSW Branch Committee. ‘The creation of the Changing Minds television series was a great moment for mental health care in New South Wales,’ said Dr Gary Galambos, Branch Chair. This Award is given annually to an individual or organisation who has made a significant sustained contribution to the practice of psychiatry and to the improvement of mental health in New South Wales. The second series of Changing Minds, which focuses on young people, is being broadcast as part of ABC TV’s Mental As week, and the book, Changing Minds: A Go-To Guide for Mental Health, will be published in early 2016.

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Congratulations to Jane Harper!

Jane Harper won the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Her atmospheric novel The Dry has now been acquired in a multi-book deal by Pan Macmillan, and by Little, Brown in the UK and Flatiron in the US, with foreign rights sales to 11 territories so far.

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Kimberley Starr wins the 2015 Text Prize for YA and Children’s Writing!

Publisher Michael Heyward said ‘The Book of Whispers is a heart-stopping adventure ride through a world populated by demons, both real and figurative. It’s about goodness and doing right and, above all, love. Every fan of historical fantasy will want to get their hands on this novel. We look forward to publishing it.’ Congratulations, Kimberley!

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Australian Book Designers Association Awards announced

Congratulations to the designers of these beautiful books: Jon Foye, 'Mike I Don't Like' (ABC Books/ HarperCollins); Bruno Herfst & Marc Martin, 'Max' (Viking); Laura Thomas, 'What Came Before' (Viking). http://abda.com.au/

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Curtis Brown clients shine at the Australian Book Industry Awards

'The 52-Storey Treehouse' by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton won Book of the Year and the award for Younger Children while 'Foreign Soil' by Maxine Beneba Clarke won Literary Fiction Book of the Year. Congratulations all! abiawards.com.au/current-winners/

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The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists Awards feature 3 Curtis Brown authors

Congratulations Maxine Beneba Clarke (‘Foreign Soil,’ Hachette), Omar Mus (‘Here Come the Dogs,’ Hamish Hamilton), and Alice Pun (‘Laurinda,’ Black Inc.)! One of the judges, Linda Morris, described the writers as ‘outsiders writing about what it is to be outsiders. Their stories are peopled by loners, the disenfranchised, the broken and the criminal. Barely a peep of white picket fence Australia between them.’

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Jaclyn Moriarty honoured at the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

The Cracks in the Kingdom, published by Pan Macmillan, won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature. The awards were announced at the NSW State Library on May 18.

'Time slides around the world so strangely...'

It's not easy being Princess Ko.

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Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton's The 52-Storey Treehouse has won the Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award

Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse includes a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and  snakes), a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency, which is lucky because they have a BIG mystery to solve - where is Mr Big Nose??? The award was announced at the Australian Booksellers Association’s ‘Celebrating Bookselling’ dinner and awards night on 17 May.

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent has been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award!

Nominated by public libraries around the world, the IMPAC Award 2015 shortlist includes writers from Africa, America, Australia, Brazil, France, Ireland and the UK. Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian, said that "while many of the stories reflect contemporary themes, they bring us characters facing timeless challenges of love and loss, of innocence and isolation." We're looking forward to June 17, when the winner is announced.

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Emily Bitto's The Strays wins the 2015 Stella Prize!

We're thrilled that The Strays has won the third Stella Prize. Emily said she was "particularly honoured to have won a prize that has grown from a motive so dear to my own heart: the desire to redress gender inequality in the literary world." One of the prize's judges, Kerryn Goldsworthy, said that "The Strays is like a gemstone: polished and multifaceted, reflecting illuminations back to the reader and holding rich colour in its depths." Here's to Emily's brilliant career!

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Maxine Beneba Clarke is the Indie Book of the Year Debut Fiction winner!

'In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.'

We're very excited that Maxine's Foreign Soil, a collection of short stories that gives voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden, and the mistreated, has won the Indie Book of the Year Debut Fiction award. Cheers for Independent Booksellers!

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The 2015 Elyne Mitchell Writing Award is open for submissions

'An invitation to women and men who appreciate the country and country life... The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award commemorates Elyne’s life and work, and has been established to encourage all writers to focus their stories on the Australian rural landscape.' Fiction or non-fiction, entries close 5.00pm 31st July, 2015. http://elynemitchell.com

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Helene Young triumphs at the Australian Romance Reader Association awards!

Congratulations to Helene Young, whose novel ‘Safe Harbour’ won the 2014 Favourite Romantic Suspense at the Australian Romance Reader Association awards, presented at the Association’s convention in Canberra.

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