Melissa Lucashenko

Indie Book Awards 2024

David Marr and Melissa Lucashenko amongst the winners at the Indie Book Awards 2024

The winners of the Indie Book Awards 2024 have been announced this evening. The awards, which are picked by indie booksellers, celebrate the best Australian books from the last year across six categories, including fiction, non-fiction and young adult. An overall “Book of the Year” is then selected from the six category winners. This year…

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Perth Festival’s 2020 Literature and Ideas program launches with a new curator and a minor revamp

Sisonke Msimang, the new curator for Perth Festival’s Literature and Ideas festival, delivered her full program for the late February event on Thursday night to an enthusiastic crowd at the Octagon Theatre. Her program, designed around the concepts of ‘Land, Money, Power, and Sex’ has been curated with a goal of inviting a new intake…

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Stella Prize announces 2019 shortlist

The Stella Prize judges have revealed the six authors who have made it to their 2019 shortlist. Timing the announcement with International Women’s Day, judging panel chair Louise Swinn described the chosen works as “an incredibly diverse knot of books. […] The books on this shortlist inform and entertain, and while they speak absolutely to our…

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Tim Rogers, Zan Rowe, Tony Mott & more added to 2017 Rock & Roll Writers Festival

The Rock & Roll Writers Festival has unveiled its second guest announcement for the 2017 event today, adding a group of musicians, authors, radio personalities, journalists, photographers and editors to the line up already boasting the likes of Mike Noga, Cash Savage, Hugo Race and Nick Earls. Leading this morning’s line up is Tim Rogers, author Kirsty Eagar, Rolling Stone Australia‘s Rod Yates, triple j’s Zan Rowe and…

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