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“We were honoured when in July last year, Jim Stynes chose Penguin to be the publishers of his inspirational story. Jim has made a real difference to other people’s lives throughout his football career, his work with Reach and now his journey with cancer. He always tells it like it is – he stands tall when facing life’s biggest challenges, and is generous in sharing what he has learnt along the way. This book will bring all of that and more to readers later this year.” Andrea McNamara, Publisher
Jim Stynes’ Story, by Jim Stynes, Michael Joseph, rrp $39.95 will be published in September 2012.
For media enquiries place contact Anyez Lindop on 03 9811 2512.
Two Lantern titles have been shortlisted for the Gourmand Best in the World competition in two categories.
Guillaume: Food for Friends by Guillaume Brahimi has been shortlisted in the Australia/Pacific category, while The Art of Pasta by Lucio Galletto and David Dale has been shortlisted in the Italian Cuisine category.
Winners will be announced 6 March 2012 in Paris.
Celebrating people who are dedicated to helping others in our community
The Power of One Australian Hero Award rewards and recognises one special person whose commitment to the great er good is an inspirat ion to those around them. A prize of $50,000 will be presented by Bryce Courtenay to the winner of The Power of One Australian Hero Award to assist that person to continue their work in the community. This annual award is a joint initiat ive between Bryce Courtenay and Penguin Books Australia.
'The power of one is the decision to make a difference without expecting recognition.' Bryce Courtenay
Nominations open - 21 December 2011
Nominations close - 5pm Friday 2 March 2012
Shortlist notified - Friday 30 March 2012
Winner announced - Friday 27 April 2012
Younger Readers Award
Older Readers Award
For more information about the awards, visit www.wayrba.org.au
Get involved in Australia's biggest book group and vote for your favourite book
Voting opens on the 1 November 2011 and closes on the 6 January 2012, and it's really simple. To vote online visit the ABC website or drop in to your local library or book shop and fill in a voting slip.
Penguin books in the list include:
House on the Hill by Estelle Pinney
The winners of the 2011 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards were announced at the SheKilda Australian Women Crime Writers' Convention in Melbourne on 8 October.
The Davitt Awards are presented each year by Sisters in Crime for the best crime novels and true crime books by Australian women, published in the previous year. More information about the awards found on the Sisters in Crime website.