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IACP Cookbook Awards - finalist
04 Mar 2010

General Category

Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion by Stephanie Alexander

For more information please visit the iacp.com website.

58th annual APA Book Design Awards - shortlisted
19 Feb 2010

Best Designer Cover
I Blame Duchamp - My Life's Adventures in Art (Lantern) designed by Sandy Cull
Thai Street Food (Lantern) designed by Daniel New

Best Designed Children's Cover
Swerve (Penguin) designed by Adam Laszczuk
Tensey Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Viking) designed by Tony Palmer
The Terrible Plop (Viking) designed by Megan Pigott
Wanted - The Perfect Pet (Viking) designed by Kirby Armstrong

Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Blueback (Puffin) designed by Tony Palmer (cover) & Cameron Midson (text)
Tensey Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Viking) designed by Tony Palmer

Best Designed Children's Picture Book
Running With the Horses (Viking) designed by Elissa Webb
Wanted - The Perfect Pet (Viking) designed by Kirby Armstrong

Best Designed Children's Series
Scrapbooks x 4 (Ballet, Footy, Go-Kart, Pony)(Puffin) designed by Elissa Webb & Cristina Neri

Best Designed Young Adult Book
Swerve (Penguin) designed by Adam Laszczuk
The Ghost's Child (Penguin) designed by Marina Messiha
The Nest (Penguin) designed by Tony Palmer

Best Designed Fiction Book
The Marriage Club (Viking) designed by Allison Colpoys

Best Designed Cookbook
Wild Food (Lantern) designed by Allison Colpoys

Best Designed General Illustrated Book
Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion (Lantern) designed by John Canty

Best Designed Literary Fiction Book
Parrot and Olivier (Hamish Hamilton) designed by John Canty

Best Designed Non Fiction Book
The Tall Man (Penguin) designed by Cameron Midson (cover) & Tony Palmer (text)

Best Designed Reference and Scholarly Book
Grand Obsessions (Lantern) designed by Allison Colpoys
I Blame Duchamp (Lantern) designed by Sandy Cull (cover) & Allison Colpoys (text)

Young Designer of the Year
Adam Laszczuk
(shortlisted with 4 designers)

Commonwealth Writers Prize in the South-East Asia and Pacific region - shortlisted
19 Feb 2010

Best Book prize

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

For more information please visit the commonwealthfoundation.com website.

Finalists announced for Adelaide literature awards
10 Feb 2010

Children's literature award ($15,000): for a published children's book, fiction or non-fiction.

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Fiction award ($15,000): for a published novel or collection of short stories.

Disquiet by Julia Leigh

Non-fiction award ($15,000): for a published work of non-fiction demonstrating a command of the subject as well as a fluent and outstanding literary style.

The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper

An Exacting Heart by Jacqueline Kent

Darwin's Armada by Iain McCalman

For more information please visit the Arts SA website.

Australian Book Review's Favourite Australian Novels
03 Feb 2010

#1 Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

#2 The Fortunes of Richard Mahony by Henry Handel Richardson

#4 Breath by Tim Winton

For more visit the ABR website.

Penguin and the Apple iPad
28 Jan 2010

'Today's announcement represents an important step in the development of a digital audience for books. Penguin already maintains a close partnership with several digital platforms and channels, and is delighted to extend our approach with Apple. The iPad and iBookstore will, we believe, appeal to existing Penguin customers and also attract millions of new readers to the world's best books.' John Makinson, Chairman and Chief Executive Penguin Group

Note: This is currently US only

2009 Aurealis Award Winner
27 Jan 2010

Best Horror Novel

Red Queen by H.M. Brown

Best Young Adult Novel

Leviathan Trilogy: Book One by Scott Westerfeld

Best Children's (8-12) Novel

A Ghost in My Suitcase by Gabrielle Wang

For more information visit: aurealisawards.com

2010 Australian of the Year Award
27 Jan 2010

Congratulations to Maggie Beer, the 2010 Senior Australian of the Year.

For more information visit: http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/recipients/?m=maggie-beer-2010

The Australia Post Legends Award
21 Jan 2010

Six Australian novelists - Peter Carey, Bryce Courtenay AM, Thomas Keneally AO, David Malouf AO, Colleen McCullough AO and Tim Winton - will have the rare honour of featuring on this year's Australia Day stamp series, to be released today.

The Australia Post Legends Award honours living Australians who have made a lasting impression on our national identity and character.

The authors will be presented with the Australia Post Australian Legends Award for 2010 in recognition of the outstanding contribution they have made, through their novels, to Australia's social and cultural life.

The Legends will feature on 12 x 55c stamps, a first day cover, a set of maxicards and a prestige booklet. A commemorative biography, Novel Lives: Legends of the Written Word, by Jason Steger accompanies the stamp issue.

The stamps and book can be purchased at participating Australia Post outlets or on-line at www.auspost.com.au/legends

Writers' Workshop with Bryce Courtenay
13 Jan 2010
  • Date: Monday 15 February - Friday 19 February 2010

  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm (workshop)

  • Location: Macquarie University North Ryde campus

  • Cost: AUD $2,800 including GST (students/pensioners & early bird discounts available)

  • RSVP: Friday 29 January 2010. Please note, places are limited.

If you would like more information about the workshop, or if you would like to register, please contact:
Shireen Brooks: email events@mq.edu.au or phone +61 2 9850 4271 or visit pr.mq.edu.au/events/index.asp?ItemID=4012

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Iain McCalman's The Reef has been shortlisted for the CHASS Australia Book Prize
The CHASS Australia Prizes are awarded by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Science (CHASS).Congratulations to Iain McCalman, whose book The Reef: A passionate history has been shortlisted for the 2014 CHASS Australia Book Prize.For more information and to see the full shortlist please visit the CHASS website: https://www.chass.org.au/forum/australiaPrizes.htm

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