Congratulations Nick Earls, winner of the Speech Pathology Book Award 2016 for ages 8-10 for his book New BoyRead More
Congratulations to Mark Brandi, whose unpublished novel Wimmera has won The Crime Writers' Associations Debut Dagger Award.Read More
Kate and Jol Temple spent the day at Kellyville Ridge Public School, and awarded the 2016 Premier's Reading Challenge Words and Arts Competition to Year 4 student: Riddhi Ramekar.
Congratulations Fleur Ferris!
Fleur's novel Risk, a contemporary teen drama about the risks of online chat rooms and the internet, has won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Young Adult Fiction!Read More
Congratulations to Gideon Haigh!
‘Certain Admissions: A beach, a body and a lifetime of secrets’ has won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime.Read More
Congratulations to Melanie Cheng, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for Australia Day (coming from Text Publishing in 2017).
Melanie has also won the Griffith Review Novella Project for her novella Muse, which will be published in the Griffith Review's October edition.Read More
Congratulations to Alice Pung, winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Award for YA Fiction, for her novel Laurinda!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.orgRead More
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.auRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.’Read More