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Christine Manfield wins two IACP Awards
10 Apr 2012

Tasting India, a diverse cookbook and travelogue written by Christine Manfield, was awarded two awards at the 26th Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Awards in New York City. Tasting India is a labour of love and an inspiring journey through India’s cities, temples, dining rooms, street food and restaurants of India that Christine collected over more than a decade of travel to the country.
The coveted IACP Awards Program acknowledges the best of the best within myriad aspects of the culinary industry. With over 50 award categories, the cookbook awards are considered the gold standard among cookbook awards and widely lauded as the most selective in the industry promoting quality and creativity in culinary writing and publishing.

Tasting India won:
Best Cookbook of the Year Award, which was chosen from the winners of the 18 cookbook categories. This was the ultimate award in the Cookbook category. Christine’s work represents the first-ever Australian win in this category.
Culinary Travel Award, which is a new category for the IACP award that focuses on culinary travel. Entries could range from guidebooks, travelogues, or other types of books that illuminate the culture of a place through an exploration of its food, anywhere in the world.
'This recognition is immensely rewarding and quite overwhelming. I am thrilled that Tasting India, a complete labour of love has been embraced so thoroughly and exalted to this special status, to sit amongst the best in the world. It is an amazing achievement,' enthused Christine.

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Book Cover:  Tasting India
Journey through India with Christine Manfield, tracing the food, spices and culture of this amazing country and cook your way through more than 250 recipes for traditional and contemporary Indian dishes.
Journey through India with Christine Manfield, tracing the food, spices and culture of this amazing country and cook your way through more than 250 recipes for traditional and contemporary Indian dishes.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781920989927
The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year 2012 - shortlisted
03 Apr 2012

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Book Cover:  When We Were Two
This extraordinary rite of passage is a powerful, heart-rending story – Robert Newton at his very best.
This extraordinary rite of passage is a powerful, heart-rending story – Robert Newton at his very best.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143566830
Book Cover:  Come Down, Cat!
From the combined talents of Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes this tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we treasure most.
From the combined talents of Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes this tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we treasure most.
Published: 29/08/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670074754
Book Cover:  One Small Island
This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?
This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?
Published: 01/08/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072361
Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney is coming to Australia
30 Mar 2012

We are pleased to announce Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney will visit Australia in May. Diary of a Wimpy Kid was released in 2007 and quickly landed on the New York Times bestseller list, before reaching the #1 spot. This super popular and best-selling series has sold millions of copies worldwide! The Wimpy Kid series won Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2010 and 2011, and Jeff Kinney was nominated for a Children’s Choice Book Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2009, Jeff Kinney was named one of TIME magazine’s most influential people in the world.

Jeff Kinney was born in 1971 in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland in the early 1990s. It was there that Jeff ran a comic strip called ‘Igdoof’ in the campus newspaper, and he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist.

Jeff is the design director of a Boston-based Internet publishing company, where he created Poptropica.com.

2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award - longlisted
28 Mar 2012

All That I Am by Anna Funder

For more information please visit milesfranklin.com.au

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Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
ALS Gold Medal 2012 - shortlisted
21 Mar 2012

All that I Am by Anna Funder

The winner will be announced at the ASAL Conference July 4 at the University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
Barbara Jefferis Award - shortlisted
20 Mar 2012

Shortlisted for the Australian Society of Authors 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award

All That I Am by Anna Funder.

The winner will be announced in Sydney in May 2012.

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Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
Indie Awards 2012 - Winner
19 Mar 2012

All that I Am by Anna Funder has won the Independant Bookseller, Book of the Year Award, and also the Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction.

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Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
The 60th Annual APA Book Design Awards - Shortlisted
21 Feb 2012

The Best Designed Cover of the Year

The Art of Pasta, cover designed by Daniel New, internal design by Daniel New, published by Lantern

The Best Designed Children's Cover of the Year

Alaska, cover designed by Allison Colpoys, internal design by Allison Colpoys, published by Penguin

The Best Designed Children's Fiction Book

Alaska, cover designed by Allison Colpoys, internal design by Allison Colpoys, published by Penguin

The Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction Book

One Small Island, cover designed by Anthony Palmer, internal design by Anthony Palmer, published by Viking

The Best Designed Cookbook

The Art of Pasta, cover designed by Daniel New, internal design by Daniel New, published by Lantern

Cumulus Inc., cover designed by Round, internal design by Round, published by Lantern

The Best Designed General Illustrated Book

Tucked In, cover designed by Arielle Gamble, internal design by Arielle Gamble, published by Lantern

The Best Designed Reference and Scholarly Book

A Short History of Christianity, cover designed by Allison Colpoys, internal design by Cathy Larsen, published by Viking

Women's Stuff, cover designed by Daniel New and Kaz Cooke, internal design by Daniel New, published by Viking

Swainston's Fishes of Australia, cover design by Claire Tice, internal design by Claire Tice, published by Viking

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Book Cover:  Art of Pasta, The
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382284
Book Cover:  One Small Island
This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?
This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?
Published: 01/08/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072361
Book Cover:  Tucked In: For Everyone Having A Doona Day
The perfect gift for the bedbound or balm for the world-weary, Tucked In is sure to uplift, soothe and inspire.
The perfect gift for the bedbound or balm for the world-weary, Tucked In is sure to uplift, soothe and inspire.
Published: 28/02/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382383
Book Cover:  Women's Stuff
Providing info at your fingertips, if and when you need it, whichever stage your life is at, Women's Stuff  is an expert guide to health, body image, sex and relationships by one of Australia's most trusted writers on issues concerning women.
Providing info at your fingertips, if and when you need it, whichever stage your life is at, Women's Stuff  is an expert guide to health, body image, sex and relationships by one of Australia's most trusted writers on issues concerning women.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670073696
Book Cover:  Swainston's Fishes Of Australia: The Complete Illustrated Guide
Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes.
Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes.
Published: 31/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670071647
Jamie Oliver In Conversation for The Wheeler Centre
13 Feb 2012

Chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver is out of the kitchen but turning up the heat. In his only talk in Australia this year, Jamie will serve up what he cares about most: promoting food education through his charity; inspiring people across the world to use fresh ingredients and the business of cooking.

Jamie Oliver has transformed the way we feed our children and ourselves.

For more than a decade, his books and TV series have inspired millions of people across the world to cook from scratch, and to learn to take pleasure in eating great food.

With a growing global obesity pandemic, and most governments seemingly unable to tackle the problem, Jamie is using his influence to bring attention to changes that we need to make to our lifestyles and diet.

Through his campaigns and his charity, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, Jamie has created initiatives to teach people how to cook delicious and nutritious food. Jamie’s Ministry of Food Centres have now opened in Australia, with support and funding from The Good Guys and initially, the Queensland State Government.

In this very special one-off event, Jamie Oliver will share how he combines his culinary skills with activism and a deep belief in the power of community to create a recipe for change.

Tuesday 6 March, 2012
The Regent Theatre
191 Collins Street, Melbourne
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Tickets $42.45 or $27.45 concession at wheelercentre.com

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Book Cover:  Jamie's Great Britain
For me, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. And that's what I want to share with you: the real essence of British food, done properly.
For me, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. And that's what I want to share with you: the real essence of British food, done properly.
Published: 28/09/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780718156817
Book Cover:  Jamie's 30 Minute Meals
Jamie's going to show you how to put a whole meal on the table in 30 minutes flat! You might think it can't be done, but I promise you it can.
Jamie's going to show you how to put a whole meal on the table in 30 minutes flat! You might think it can't be done, but I promise you it can.
Published: 12/10/2010
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ISBN: 9780718154776
USBBY annual list of outstanding international books
08 Feb 2012

Selected for the 2012 United States Board of Books for Young People (USBBY) list of Outstanding International Books for children and young adults.

The Garden of Empress Cassia by Gabrielle Wang

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

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Mimi laid the box in the bench and opened it carefully. Inside were rows and rows of coloured pastels that shimmered in the light. She rolled them under her fingertips and her imagination began to fill with amazing pictures.

When Mimi is given a box of magical pastels, she discovers that she can draw the Garden of Empress Cassia – a drawing so beautiful and real that people are transported inside...

Mimi laid the box in the bench and opened it carefully. Inside were rows and rows of coloured pastels that shimmered in the light. She rolled them under her fingertips and her imagination began to fill...
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