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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.
'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
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
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
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 email@example.com or phone +61 2 9850 4271 or visit pr.mq.edu.au/events/index.asp?ItemID=4012
Penguin's A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson has won the ACT Book of the Year Award.
The ACT Cultural Council considered the book to be a 'charming and observant novel with an effective and sustained lightness of tone'. The award recognises and rewards quality contemporary literary works including fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and is valued at $10,000.
ACT Book of the Year - The nominated book must have been published in 2009 for the first time and written by an author who resides in the ACT.
Further information available at booksellerandpublisher.com.au/articles/2010/01/14414/
Health writer, broadcaster and agony aunt Dr Miriam Stoppard has become an OBE for her services to healthcare and to charity in the New year Honour list.
She began her writing and broadcasting career in the early 1970s and became a world-leading authority on childcare and women's health.
Dr Stoppard has published over 50 books and has a column in The Daily Mirror.
For more information on her books please visit our Parenting website.