Big congratulations to Patti Miller whose book THE MIND OF A THIEF (UQP) has won the NSW Community & Regional History Prize at the 2013 NSW Premier's History Awards. The judges said the work was "written with style and empathy, conveying a strong sense of place, identification and reconnection". Well done, Patti!
The lovely Markus Zusak is on the promotional trail for the silver screen adaptation of his best-selling novel THE BOOK THIEF. “I thought this would be my least successful book”(!) he says to GOOD DAY LA hosts Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone. Watch the full interview here.
Great news for Kristina Olsson, who has won the 2013 University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award for BOY, LOST (UQP). Judges described the work as "[E]xquisitely written and achingly intimate ... a significant book which sets a new benchmark for memoir". Congratulations to Kristina on this wonderful achievement!
Freya Blackwood, Kristin Weidenbach, Timothy Ide and Marc Martin win Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards
Well done to Freya Blackwood, Kristin Weidenback and Timothy Ide, and Marc Martin who have been awarded 2013 CBCA awards in their respective categories. THE TERRIBLE SUITCASE (Scholastic Omnibus) (written by Emma Allen and illustrated by Freya) won the Early Childhood category. Meanwhile TOM THE OUTBACK MAILMAN (written by Kristin and illustrated by Tim) won the Eve Pownall Book of the Year. Marc's A FOREST (Penguin Viking) was awarded the Crichton Award for New Illustrators. Big congratulations all round.
Huge congratulations to both Bruce Pascoe and Libby Gleeson who have won prestigious 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Bruce took out the Young Adult Fiction category for his novel FOG A DOX (Magabala Books), which is described as a tale of "courage, acceptance and respect". Libby's book, RED (Allen & Unwin), which follows a young girl alone and unable to remember her identity in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone, was awarded the Children's Fiction prize.
We are very happy to share the news that THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty is featured not once, twice, but THREE times on The New York Times' Best Sellers lists. It's #16 on the E-book and the Combined Print & E-book lists and #17 on the Print Hardcover list:
Liane Moriarty THE HUSBAND'S SECRET - New York Times Best-Seller!
What an amazing achievement. Congratulations, Liane!
We've received the wonderful news that Lily Chan has been awarded the 2013 Dobbie Award for her powerful memoir TOYO (Black Inc). Blending the intimacy of memoir with an artist’s vision, TOYO is the story of a remarkable woman, a vivid picture of Japan before and after war, and an unpredictable tale of courage and change in today’s Australia. It is a very deserving winner. Congratulations, Lily!