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Jamie Oliver returns to Network Ten with Jamie's 15 Minute Meals: a new cooking series that pushes the concept of fast, nutritious, everyday food to the next level. The series coincides with the release of his new cookbook Jamie's 15 Minute Meals.
Building on the phenomenal success of Jamie's 30 Minute Meals, in this series each half hour episode will offer two fifteen minute meals back to back to inspire viewers and show them just what they can achieve in a short space of time, every single day of the week.
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals, starts Thursday 25 October on Network Ten at 7:30pm. Jamie cooks Chilli Con Carne Meatballs, plus Sticky Kicking Chicken, Watermelon Radish Salad and Crunchy Noodles.
Destiny Romance, Penguin Australia’s digital romance imprint is offering romance lovers a free digital short story by popular romance author Anne Gracie this month. Anyone who registers at destinyromance.com, will have the opportunity to read The Laird’s Vow, a charming historical romance by this three time shortlisted RITA award author.
Launched in August in Australia, Destiny Romance is quickly gathering momentum. The imprint which publishes eBooks across the romance genres of contemporary, historical, suspense, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and erotica, has a strong emphasis on discovering new Australian voices in the world of romantic writing.
The Destiny Romance website also allows readers internationally to purchase eBooks from the site, so they can enjoy their Destiny Romance eBooks anywhere – from the coffee shops of New York, to the tube stations of London and the beaches of Queensland.
The Penguin team behind Destiny Romance, Sarah Fairhall and Carol George, said “We are proud to be delivering Australian stories in a genre we both love, in a format that reflects changing tastes and times, and to a worldwide audience.”
Current titles available include:
For more information please contact:
Alysha Farry, Marketing & Publicity Manager, Penguin Australia
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Sonya Hartnett's Come Down, Cat! (illustrated by Lucia Masciullo) was named the Young Children Category Winner at the 2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards are presented annually for excellence in the development of children’s speech, language and literacy skills.
At this year’s awards, presented at a ceremony at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne on 16 October, a Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to author and illustrator Graeme Base.
We would like to congratulate the following authors and illustrators on their inclusion on the KOALA Shortlist. The KOALA shortlist is comprised of books chosen and voted on by children and young adults, making it extra special!
Section 2 Fiction for Younger Readers
Extreme Adventure: Killer Whale by Justin D’ath
Mission Fox: Snake Escape by Justin D’ath
Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace by Sophie Laguna and Lucia Masciullo
Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy by Gabrielle Wang and Lucia Masciullo
Teachers’, don’t forget to encourage your students to vote HERE. Voting is open till September 21st 2012.
For more information please visit: http://pba.slwa.wa.gov.au
The shortlist for the Galley Club Awards for 2012 has been announced. These awards are an opportunity for the industry to acknowledge the individuals, publishers and printers who have excelled in book and magazine production in the preceding year.
Those who have achieved excellence will be honoured during the evening at the Annual Awards dinner in October.
The finalists in one of Australia’s most esteemed literary awards, the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 along with the Best Writing Award 2012, have been released. Congratulations to all our authors selected as finalists.
Alison Lester is a finalist for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 to be awarded to a Victorian author whose body of published or produced work has made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature, as well as to cultural and intellectual life.
Sonya Hartnett (The Children of the King) and Paul Kelly (How to Make Gravy) are finalists in The Best Writing Award for a piece of published or produced work of outstanding clarity, originality and creativity by a Victorian writer. The work can be any genre or form for example, fiction, non-fiction, essays, plays, screenplays and poetry.
The recipient in each category will be announced on Wednesday, 7 November at www.melbourneprize.org
The Melbourne Prize 2012 judging panel consists of some of Australia’s most respected literary identities including, Readings Mark Rubbo OAM, Emeritus Professor and Writer Professor Brian Matthews FAHA, playwright Hannie Rayson, writer Christos Tsiolkas and Michael Williams of The Wheeler Centre.
Today is Indigenous Literacy Day and as a supporter of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, we encourage you to take the opportunity to help us raise urgently needed funds for books to be delivered into remote indigenous communities.
You can help put a book into the hands of an indigenous child by donating $5 or more online at www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au and by sharing this page you will further the opportunity to raise awareness and funds.