NONFICTION PRIZE FOR YOUNG WRITERS
Are you a writer 30 or under who is working on a longform or book-length nonfiction work? Then you should enter it in the SCRIBE Non-Fiction Prize for Young Writers 2016!
Now in its fourth year, the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award aimed at fostering young and talented nonfiction writers. The winner will receive:
Entries are open until 10 July — enter via this link.
Congratulations to all of the shortlisted and winning designers for the 64th Australian Book Design Awards. Here are the winners:
The Hardie Grant Books Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Under $50
T2: The Book
Cover Design: Evi O
Internal Design: Evi O
Illustration: Grace Mathis and Evi O
Photography: Magenta Burgin and various
Publisher: Lantern an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia
While making your daily visit to Oscar and Friends Double Bay this week, you can also check out what the Double Bay Good Food Week has to offer!
25 Double Bay restaurants will offer premium quality affordable breakfasts, lunches and dinners at fixed prices between 10-16 May. At participating restaurants enjoy breakfast for $20.00, lunch for $38.00 or dinner for $50.00. Keep scrolling to find out more or click to take a look at the participating restaurants and events.
Events include special cooking classes at Woolworths conducted by head ‘foodie’ Felix Chong. There’ll also be an interactive Gin Masterclass at Stillery, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay’s stylish gin bar.
Experience another Masterclass with six-courses and matching Sakes at Sake Double Bay. Relax with fabulous Devonshire Teas at Simmone Logue, with Simmone signing her latest cookbook In The Kitchen, on sale at her Cross Street restaurant.
Find out more at the official website: http://www.doublebaygoodfoodweek.com
The Children's Book Council of Australia Children's Book Week 2016
Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators. Teachers and librarians conduct activities relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
The CBCA brings children and books together celebrating Children’s Book Week. During this time Schools, Libraries, Booksellers, Authors, Illustrators and children celebrate Australian Children's Literature.
During this time you will often see Children's Book Character Parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.
Please note that currently the Book of the Year winners announcement is always the third Friday in August, and Children's Book Week commences the following day and runs from Saturday to Sunday.
Future Book Week Themes & Dates:
2016 Theme: Australia! Story Country. 20-26th August
2017 Theme: Escape to Everywhere. Dates to be confirmed.
Read more here: http://cbca.org.au/book-week-2016
Excitement for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) builds today with the release of the ABIA 2016 Book Awards shortlist and international guest presenter line-up.
A diverse national judging panel featuring representatives from all sectors of the book industry — publishers (large and small), retailers (bricks and mortar, and digital) media and festival organisers — compiled the shortlist of book excellence.
Winners will be announced at the ABIAs gala ceremony held at Art Gallery of NSW on Thursday 19 May.
A-list presenters including Richard Flanagan, Jonathan Franzen, Gloria Steinem and Jeanette Winterson are announced today, with comedian extraordinaire Kitty Flanagan, to host the evening.
As the flagship event for the Australian Book Industry, the ABIAs showcase the talent and diversity of what is the 14th largest publishing industry in the world, generating $2 billion in annual revenue with more than 7,000 new titles published each year.
More than 1,000 businesses are engaged in the publishing industry, employing over 4,000 people, many in small enterprises. Over 20,000 people work in the broader industry that includes retailers and printers.
The ABIA 2016 Book Awards shortlist features books published between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
.In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote children's books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.
The Short List will be announced on Friday May 20 and the Winners will be annouced on Friday August 19.
THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: EARLY CHILDHOOD
THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: OLDER READERS
THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS
THE EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS
THE PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR
ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!
The Book of the Year Awards Policy has been updated to include the revisions approved by the National Board in 2014. Please note that the number of books required to be submitted has changed. Find out more here: http://cbca.org.au/book-of-the-year
The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2016 Prize, celebrating the finest in global fiction. Each shortlisted author and translator will receive £1,000, while the £50,000 prize will be divided equally between the author and the translator of the winning entry.
Settings range from war-torn Angola to Naples terrorised by the Camorra, from the mountains of Austria to the growing sprawl of Istanbul and from metamorphosis in South Korea to allegorical transformation during the Great Famine in China.
Five of the authors have been nominated for the first time (Yan appeared on the list of finalists in 2013). The nominees include two winners of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize: Agualusa (2007) and Pamuk (1990) who also won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. It is the first appearance on a Man Booker International Prize list for writers from Angola, Austria, South Korea and Turkey.
The translators are predominantly female and of UK or US descent. The youngest are Turkish-born Londoner Ekin Oklap (27) and Deborah Smith (28) who only started learning Korean at the age of 21.
Three independent publishers, Europa Editions, Faber & Faber and Portobello Books, have made it to the shortlist. Penguin Random House has two novels through the imprints Chatto & Windus and Harvill Secker, while Pan Macmillan’s imprint Picador has the final place on the list.
Boyd Tonkin, chair of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize judging panel, comments:
‘This exhilarating shortlist will take readers both around the globe and to every frontier of fiction. In first-class translations that showcase that unique and precious art, these six books tell unforgettable stories from China and Angola, Austria and Turkey, Italy and South Korea. In setting, they range from a Mao-era re-education camp and a remote Alpine valley to the modern tumult and transformation of cities such as Naples and Istanbul. In form, the titles stretch from a delicate mosaic of linked lives in post-colonial Africa to a mesmerising fable of domestic abuse and revolt in booming east Asia. Our selection shows that the finest books in translation extend the boundaries not just of our world - but of the art of fiction itself. We hope that readers everywhere will share our pleasure and excitement in this shortlist.’
Emmanuel Roman, CEO of Man Group, comments:
‘We are very proud to sponsor the newly evolved Man Booker International Prize, which recognises the hard work and creativity of both authors and translators, and celebrates talent from all over the world. The prize underscores Man Group's charitable focus on literacy and education, as well as our commitment to excellence and entrepreneurship in our increasingly diverse and globalised business. Together with the wider charitable activities of the Booker Prize Foundation, the prize plays a very important role in promoting literary excellence on a global scale that we are honoured to support. Many congratulations to all the shortlisted authors and translators.’
The list was selected from 155 books by a panel of five judges consisting of: critic and editor Boyd Tonkin; anthropologist and novelist Tahmima Anam; academic David Bellos, Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University; editor and academic Daniel Medin, who holds a comparative literature professorship at the American University of Paris (AUP); and prize-winning British poet and author Ruth Padel.
The 2016 winner announcement
The winner of the 2016 Prize will be announced on 16 May at a formal dinner at the V & A, with the £50,000 prize being divided equally between the author and the translator of the winning entry.
The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.
Established in 1979, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have recognised hundreds of talented Australian writers: novelists, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, translators, and authors of non-fiction and children’s books. The NSW Premier's Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.
Past winners have included such notable writers as Peter Carey, David Malouf AO, Elizabeth Jolley, Thomas Keneally AO and Helen Garner. Total prize money in 2016, including sponsored awards, is $305,000. Writers and illustrators whose works are nominated must be living Australian citizens or persons holding permanent resident status. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards are presented by the NSW Government and administered by the State Library in association with Arts NSW.
Winners for the 2016 Awards will be announced on Monday 16 May 2016.
Have your say for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction People's Choice Award
The shortlists for each category are as follows:
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