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The Wheeler Centre congratulates all the nominees for the Indie Book Awards, announced last night. The award honoured 2010 best Australian books, as judged by independent booksellers. Comedian Anh Do won the top gong for book of the year for his memoir of coming to Australia as a three year-old, The Happiest Refugee. Chris Womersley won the best novel award for his second…
Odd Titles Award Shortlist Announced
Bookseller magazine has announced the shortlist for its Diagram Prize. The award celebrates oddness in book titles. In culling the long-list of 66 entrants into a shortlist of half-a-dozen, judges gave preference to titles that they deemed accidentally - rather than deliberately - odd.
Early favouritism is with Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way, although Joel Silverman’s What Colour is Your…
The Next Chapter 2018 Announcement: Benjamin Law and Sophie Black in conversation with the first recipients
Awards Judges Make Their Comments
After announcing the shortlists for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards yesterday, today we’re publishing the judges' comments for each title. Click here to be taken to the VPLA page and click on a title to view the comments.
The judges of three of the categories provided us with summaries of their observations.Drama
The judges for the Louis Esson Prize for Drama - Richard…
Tan Joins Australian Oscar Tilt
Australian author and illustrator Shaun Tan is one of 7 Australians nominated for an Oscar overnight. Tan’s nomination is for the film The Lost Thing in the category of best animated short film. Tan co-directed the short with Andrew Ruhemann. Although he hardly needs an introduction, here’s one anyway.
Others in the list of Australians shortlisted for honours include Jacki Weaver for her portrayal…
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