CONGRATULATIONS, NICK EARLS

Congratulations Nick Earls, winner of the Speech Pathology Book Award 2016 for ages 8-10 for his book New Boy

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CONGRATULATIONS MARK BRANDI

Congratulations to Mark Brandi, whose unpublished novel Wimmera has won The Crime Writers' Associations Debut Dagger Award.

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KATE AND JOEL TEMPLE AWARD 2016 PREMIER'S READING CHALLENGE TO KELLYVILLE RIDGE STUDENT

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.

Read all about their visit here.

CONGRATULATIONS FLEUR FERRIS!

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!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO GIDEON HAIGH!

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.

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Congratulations Melanie Cheng!

Congratulations to Melanie Cheng, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for Australia Day (coming from Text Publishing in 2017).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.

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Congratulations to Alice Pung!

Congratulations to Alice Pung, winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Award for YA Fiction, for her novel Laurinda!

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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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