Western Australian writers; Sally Morgan, May O’Brien, Joan Winch and Lucy Dann, plus ex-Fremantle Docker, Troy Cook, joined forces to launch Indigenous Literacy Day in Western Australia on Wednesday 3rd September.Read more
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When did you start writing?
At the beginning of the 70s I was painting and yet reading a huge amount of fiction. Somehow as a backthought I wondered if I should write a novel. When I began writing in the mid 70s it seemed that poetry found me instead. It was very disconcerting – what was poetry? Poetry seemed to know the answer and after stalling me in my ignoranace for a year or so it seduced me and I gave in.
Western Australian Indigenous author, Ambelin Kwaymullina, has been shortlisted for a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for her children’s book Crow and the Waterhole.Read more
Husband-and-wife poets, John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan, have each been shortlisted for the 35th Age Book of the Year awards, which will be presented at the opening of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival on 22 August 2008.Read more
Arts Minister, Sheila McHale MLA, will launch The Last Sky by Alice Nelson at the New Edition Bookshop on 7 August 2008.Read more
Congratulations to Ambelin Kwaymullina and Sonia Martinez who made the shortlist for the CBCA Crichton Award for New Illustrators. Sonia illustrated The World According to Warren by Craig Silvey and Ambelin illustrated and wrote The Crow and the WaterholeRead more
The Edge of the World by Marcella Polain was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in the category of Best First Novel in South East Asia and the South Pacific this week.Read more
Caroline Caddy’s latest collection of poetry, Esperance: new and selected poems, was shortlisted for the prestigious John Bray Poetry Prize worth $15,000 this week.Read more