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Penguin Australia will be publishing the highly anticipated posthumous novel by David Foster Wallace, The Pale King, in April 2011.
Featuring a cover created by Wallaceâ€™s widow, Karen Green, a painter and visual artist, The Pale King is set at an IRS tax-return-processing centre in the mid-1980s, and revolves around a crew of entry-level processors and their attempts to do their job in the face of soul-crushing tedium.
Charlie Higson's The Enemy and Zizou Corder's Halo have each been shortlisted for this yearâ€™s UK Booktrust Teenage Prize. Now in its eighth year, the Booktrust Teenage Prize is a national book prize that recognises and celebrates the best in contemporary writing for teenagers.
The winner will be announced in London on 1 November, 2010.
To view the shortlist, click here.
Peter Carey has made the Man Booker shortlist for the fourth time with his novel Parrot and Olivier in America.
He has previously won the Booker for The True History of the Kelly Gang (2001) and Oscar and Lucinda (1988) and was also shortlisted for Illywhacker (1985).
This yearâ€™s shortlisting comes at a time when his first novel, Bliss, written 30 years ago, has become a smash hit as an opera at the Edinburgh Festival.
â€œParrot and Olivier in America was such a long and risky journey, this makes me feel like I've reached the shore I dreamed of finding. What great news to wake up to.â€
â€œI'm delighted that one of our greatest writers has been recognised for one of his best books. It's easy to take for granted a writer who's been a major feature of our literary landscape for so long, but this shortlisting helps show that Peter's lost none of his magical ability to write books of outstanding literary merit that are at the same time immensely enjoyable.â€ â€“ Ben Ball, Publisher, Penguin Australia
The winner will be announced in London on 12 October.
For more information: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/stories/1451
Congratulations to both Peter Carey and Brenda Walker both shortlisted for the 2010 Victorian Premierâ€™s Literary
The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction
Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life by Brenda Walker
The Prize for Young Adult Fiction
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
The winners are announced on Tuesday 28 September. For a complete list of the shortlisted titles, click here.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking pre-teen Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone's life... middle school.
View the movie trailer at diaryofawimpykid.com.au
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Congratulations to Chloe Hooperâ€™s The Tall Man which not only won the Non-fiction category ($15,000) of the 2008 Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards, but also took the Book of the Year prize worth $25,000.
Congratulations also to Iain McCalman for Darwin's Armada winning the Non-fiction category of the 2009 Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards.
For a complete list of the winners across both years' awards, click here.
The Age Good Food Guide 2011 awards have been announced. Congratulations to the following Chef's Hat Winners:
Guy Grossi's Grossi Florentino
George Calombaris' The Press Club & Maha
Abla Amad's Abla's
Karen Martini's Melbourne Wine Room
Read the complete list of winners here.