Western Australian poet Caroline Caddy has won the 2008 Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry for Esperance (Fremantle Press).Read more
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Chris Pash, author of The Last Whale, will return to the English-speaking world’s last whaling station this month for a reunion of ex-whalers to mark the 30-year anniversary of the end of whaling in Australia.Read more
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
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