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Dark Horse by Honey Brown and A Bitter Taste by Annie Hauxwell have both been shortlisted in the Best Adult Novel category for the fourteenth Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women.
For more information on these awards and the full list of shortlisted titles visit sistersincrime.org.au
Iain McCalman's website The Reef (www.the‐reef.com.au), a companion website to his latest book The Reef: a Passionate History, has been shortlisted for the Multimedia History Prize category in this year's NSW Premier's History Awards.
The winner receives $15 000, and will be announced on 5 September.
For more information, as well as the full shortlistings in all categories, see here.
The following books have been shortlisted for the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards for crime writing, the announcement was made at the Bendigo Writers Festival by the Australian Crime Writers Association.
Winners will be announced at the Brisbane Writers Festival on September 6, 2014.
For more information on the Ned Kelly Awards visit the Australian Crime Writers Association website.
We are delighted to announce the publication of The Silver Moon: Reflections on Life, Death and Writing by Bryce Courtenay on 22 October 2014.
The Silver Moon gathers together some of the most personal and sustaining life-lessons from Australia's favourite storyteller. In these short stories and insights, many written in his final months, Bryce reflects on living and dying, and how through determination, respect for others and taking pleasure in small moments of joy, he tried to make the most out of life.
In the words of Bryce’s beloved wife, Christine, who revealed today via Bryce’s Facebook page, “writing was in Bryce’s DNA and it meant everything to him to be writing until he could write no more”.
“Since Bryce passed away, I have received thousands of messages from people from all over the world who were heartbroken thinking that there would never be another Bryce Courtenay book,” says Christine.
From practical advice on how to write a bestseller to general inspiration on how to realise your dreams, The Silver Moon celebrates Bryce Courtenay's lifelong passion for storytelling, language and the creative process, and brings us closer to the man behind the bestsellers.
The following Penguin Randhom House titles have been shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier's Book Awards:
West Australian History
For more information visit the WA Premier's Book Prize website: http://pba.slwa.wa.gov.au
The People’s Choice Award is sponsored by The West Australian. Readers can vote for their favourite shortlisted fiction books by visiting www.thewest.com.au/bookawards.
The shortlist will be announced on September 9 and the winner on October 14 2014.
Congratulations to Kate for such a wonderful achievement.
Penguin Books Australia mourns the loss of critically-acclaimed author Liam Davison, who died, along with his adored wife Frankie, aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on 17 July 2014. Remembered for his artistry, insight, and passion for Australian writing – a gifted writer, an inspiring teacher and a warm, wonderful man. Our thoughts go to their children, Milly and Sam.
Young Readers’ shortlist:
Picture book shortlist
For more information on this award visit http://wilderness.org.au
Shortlisted for the 62nd Australian Book Design Awards 2014
Best designed commercial fiction book
Best designed non-fiction book
Best designed series
Penguin Australian Classics, designed by Adam Laszczuk, illustration by Josh Durham
Best designed fully-illustrated book under $50 RRP
Best designed fully-illustrated book over $50 RRP
Best designed cookbook
Best designed young adult book
Best designed Children's fiction book
Best designed children's/young adult series
Young designer of the year
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Recipes on a Budget, by Dr Manny Noakes & The CSIRO, designed by Arielle Gamble
For more information on these awards please visit www.abda.com.au