Alan Carter’s success in Germany continues. Last week we were delighted to hear from our European publishing friends that Edition Nautilus had sold the pocketbook rights for Alan Carter’s Prime Cut to Droemer Knaur, one of Germany’s biggest publishers.
Peter Docker just happened to be visiting the Byron Bay Festival for a friend's book launch when the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards were announced. The Sweet One author was genuinely surprised to find his own crime novel on the list.
Fremantle Press poet Kevin Gillam has won the Lorikeet Centre’s Open Your Mind poetry competition for his poem ‘clockwise is off’. This is the second 2015 win for the acclaimed poet, orchestra conductor, music teacher and freelance cellist who was awarded the Sawtooth Writing Prize for Poetry in February.
Fremantle Press author Tracy Farr is headed to one of the most acclaimed literary festivals in Australia, the Mildura Writers Festival. Farr, who was awarded the 2015 residency, will spend the entire month of July in Mildura, Victoria, where she will host a writing workshop, write blog entries for the festival and continue to work on her latest novel.
The Last Viking Returns is a finalist in the 2014 Aurealis Awards. The popular children’s book, written by Norman Jorgensen and illustrated by James Foley, is one of six titles shortlisted in the Best Children’s Fiction category.
Madelaine Dickie is the winner of the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award. The 28-year-old Broome resident won the award for her manuscript Troppo, a work of fiction focusing on Australia’s relationship with Indonesia.
Two Poets author Kevin Gillam has won a Sawtooth Writing Prize (Poetry) for ‘the moon’s reminder’. Run by the Sawtooth Art Gallery in Tasmania, the award is for an ekphrastic poem written in response to a piece of art featured in a 2014 exhibition.