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Stephanie Alexander has been appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for 'distinguished service to education through the design and establishment of schools-based learning programs promoting improved food and eating choices for children, and as an author.' Founder of the Kitchen Garden Foundation, Alexander is a speaker and lobbyist for health and education forums for the food industry, government and health-related organisations.
View the complete list of Australian Day honours recipients here.
Authors and chefs category
Woman Chef: Sharon Salloum, author of Almond Bar: 100 Delicious Syrian Recipes
Entertaining: Maggie Beer, author of Maggie's Christmas
Cookbook of the Year: Love Italy by Guy Grossi
Chinese: Best of Kylie Kwong by Kylie Kwong (App)
Arab: Almond Bar: 100 Delicious Syrian Recipes by Sharon Salloum
USA: A Bite of the Big Apple: My Food Adventure in New York by Monica Trapaga
By Michael Lewis
To be published on 31st March 2014
Michael Lewis returns to the financial world with a new book to be released by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books. Titled FLASH BOYS, the book gives readers a ringside seat as the biggest new story in years prepares to hit Wall Street.
Michael Lewis is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Big Short, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and the cult classic Liar’s Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and writes for Portfolio and Vanity Fair magazine, for which he has interviewed Barack Obama. Malcolm Gladwell said of him “I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I’ll never play like that. But it’s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like.”
Allen Lane, hardback
Print book ISBN: 9780241003633
Michelle Bridges, Australia’s straight-talking TV celebrity trainer who has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Aussies as our most influential health and fitness expert and bestselling non-fiction author, will be touring nationally in February 2014 for her new books Superfoods Cookbook and Get Real!
Michelle will travel to five states and make six public appearances as part of this national tour. These appearances will include presentations by Michelle and inspirational stories from members of her 12 Week Body Transformation program, displays of Michelle’s ONEactive apparel and equipment range sold exclusively through Big W stores, book signings and the unique opportunity for fans to meet Michelle face to face.
SYDNEY: THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY, 2014
12pm Public appearance: Westfield Warringah Mall Center Court followed by an in store appearance at BIGW Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100
GOLD COAST: FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY, 2014
3pm Public appearance: Robina Town Centre
an in store appearance at BIG W Robina Town Centre
19 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina QLD 4226
BRISBANE: SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY, 2014
12pm Public appearance: Westfield Chermside Center Court followed by an in store appearance at BIG W Westfield Chermside, Hamilton Rd, Chermside QLD 4032
MELBOURNE: SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY, 2014
12pm Public appearance: Westfield Fountain Gate Center Court followed by an in store appearance at BIG W Westfield Fountain Gate, 352 Princes Hwy, Fountain Gate, VIC 3805
ADELAIDE: THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY, 2014
12pm Public appearance: Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Centre Court followed by
an in store appearance at BIG W Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, 976 North East Rd, Modbury SA 5092
PERTH: SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2014
12pm Public appearance: Westfield Whitford City Centre Court followed by
an in store appearance at BIG W Westfield Whitford City, Whitfords Ave, Hillarys WA 6025
LAUNCESTON: SATURDAY 1 MARCH, 2014
A ticketed event hosted by Birchalls Bookshop, Launceston. Tickets: $10 including afternoon tea.
4pm appearing at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk, 2 Invermay Road, Inveresk TAS 7248
For more information and to make a booking contact: Denise Tilley (General Manager), Birchalls Bookshop, Launceston
Ph: (03) 6331 3011 Em: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to all our authors nominated for an Australian Romance Readers Association Award in the following categories:
Favourite Short Category Romance – proudly sponsored by Harlequin Australia
- The Love Deception by Jennifer St George
Favourite Historical Romance – proudly sponsored by Bronwen Evans
- Letter From a Rake by Sasha Cottman
- London’s Last True Scoundrel by Christina Brooke
- The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie
- The Border Laird’s Bride by Allison Butler
- The Greatest Lover Ever by Christina Brooke
- Untamed by Anna Cowan
Favourite Contemporary Romance - proudly sponsored by Escape Publishing
- Heartland by Cathryn Hein
Favourite Romantic Suspense – proudly sponsored by Imogene Nix
- Half Moon Bay by Helene Young
Favourite Continuing Romance Series – proudly sponsored by Harlequin Australia
- The Westruthers series by Christina Brooke
Favourite Australian Romance Author 2013 - proudly sponsored by Booktopia
- Anne Gracie
- Cathryn Hein
- Christina Brooke
- Helene Young
- Kelly Hunter
And the finalists for the Members’ Choice categories are
Favourite Cover from a romance published in 2013
- Half Moon Bay by Helene Young, Viking/Penguin
Favourite New Romance Author for 2013
- Anna Cowan
- Sasha Cottman
Several Penguin Australia titles have been selected for iBooks Best of 2013. Showcasing picks chosen by the iBooks Editorial team, this feature celebrates the year's best books and forms part of iTunes Best of 2013, highlighting the best music, TV shows, movies, books, and podcasts. Congratulations to all our authors appearing in the showcase.
iBooks Best of 2013: This Year’s Best
Murder in Mississippi by John Safran
Eyrie by Tim winton
Untamed by Anna Cowan
Also Best of Kylie Kwong has been selected for inclusion in the App Store Best of 2013 in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.To check out the App Store Best of 2013 feature visit: AppStore.com/BestOf2013
For more information about iTunes Best of 2013 go to iTunes.com/iBooksBestof2013
The awards were announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on Tuesday 10 December. This is the second year in a row that Penguin has won the prestigious award, with Robin DeCrespigny winning in 2012 for The People Smuggler.
For more information, including a list of winners oin other categories, see the Human Rights Awards site here.
Madness: a Memoir by Kate Richards (Viking), On Warne by Gideon Haigh (Hamish Hamilton) and The Australian Moment by George Megalogenis (Viking) have all been shortlisted in the non-fiction category for the 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.
The winner in each category receives $15 000, and goes into the running for the prestigious South Australian Premier's Award – a further $25 000. The awards will be announced 1 March 2014. For more information, as well as a complete shortlist for all of the categories, check out the Arts SA website here.
Bryce Courtenay Australia’s bestselling author ran ‘The Last Class’ writing workshop just months before he passed away.
For Bryce’s millions of readers, this film delivers a rare, up-close and personal experience charged with emotion in never before seen footage.
‘The Last Class’ records Bryce’s original insights into how he wrote 21 bestsellers in 23 years.
For writers, this film will give you the confidence and motivation to start writing your own novel, family memoir, or work of nonfiction. You may also discover how to inject more energy into your business presentations.
‘The Last Class’ offers you the chance to hear from a master storyteller, a gifted teacher, and much loved Australian author.
“My dream is that this beautiful film will inspire you to reach out and discover your own ‘Power Of One’.” - Christine Courtenay AM
Last day for shipping Christmas orders - 17 December 2013
Delivery in time for Christmas to the post codes below is not guaranteed.
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