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National Poetry Festival Set for Darwin in May
Next year’s National Poetry Festival is to be held in Darwin from 10 to 13 May. The festival will be held in conjunction with Wordstorm, the Festival of Australasian Writing, which will kick off on 13 May until 16 May. Australian Poetry and the Northern Territory Writers' Centre are seeking an image and a poetic phrase, or a few appropriate words, to describe and…
Man Macmillan Signs Up First Title for Ebook Imprint
An Australian writer is seeking to become a pioneer of digital publishing with a venture that’s making the most of new publishing technologies. Nathan Farrugia has an ambitious project in mind - in fact, he’s calling it ‘the future of story-telling’. The Chimera Vector is, according to its author, “a conspiracy techno-thriller of unusual depth, snappy dialogue and edge-of-your-seat action”. Farrugia has turned to…
Julia Gillard Delivers the PM’s Lit Prize
The winners for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced:Fiction
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
What the judges said: “Hornung challenges us to believe that an abandoned child in a decaying city in deep winter can sympathetically enter the small, embattled but protective society of a dog pack. The resonances of the novel are bleak and unsettling…”Non-fiction
The Colony: A History…
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