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Thousands of Awards
Publishing group The Thousands is running an online program “that recognises and rewards local achievements”. Nominees for the Thousands Awards have been published, and though the nominees for the ‘Read’ category are all worthy of the $1000 prize, readers can vote for their favourite. The nominees are literary journal The Lifted Brow, independent publishers Small House Books and Rainoff Books, spoken word event…
PM Lit Award Winners Announced
Hearty congratulations to the winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, announced this morning. The winners in their respective categories are for fiction: Stephen Daisley, Traitor; non-fiction: Rod Moss, The Hard Light of Day; young adult fiction: Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon; and for children’s fiction: Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod, Shake a Leg.
The prize in each category…
Lord Mayor Creative Writing Awards Announced
The Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards are being hosted by the Melbourne Library Service. There’s $1000 to be won in five categories, and an overall prize of $5000. Applications are due on Wednesday August 31.
O'Brien Honoured at Walkleys
Coming from his final 7:30 Report, Kerry O'Brien has been honoured at last night’s Walkley Awards. O'Brien was awarded the Walkley for journalistic leadership as well as the prize for best interview for confrontations with Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.
The ABC reported O'Brien appeared to lose his characteristic cool during his acceptance speech: “I’m stunned. I did not expect this. Tonight was…
Digital Books Get Their Gongs
Will Kindle e-books get the nod?
In another sign that the digital book market is maturing, it now has its own industry awards. The Bookseller has launched the FutureBooks ‘digital innovation’ awards. According to their website, they’re “the first of their kind to recognise how the trade is embracing the future with new products, new ways of working, and new marketing strategies”.
McCann Wins IMPAC
Dublin-born author Colum McCann has won the â‚¬100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his sixth novel, Let the Great World Spin. According to the judges' citation, the novel, set in Manhattan (where the author now lives) in 1974, “explores the lives of its multiple participants, from the grieving housewife to the addicted artist, the unconventional cleric to the prostitute brought low by…
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