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Ten tips for Strine holiday etiquette - #4

Make conversation: Jareedna piper abat the government? Aorta do something abat it.

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More tips next week. Once you’ve mastered strine, stay tuned, as we will soon bring you Fraffly Well Spoken - ten tips for Fraffly holiday etiquette.

The Gargoyle wins Sunburst Award - Fantastic!

Andrew Davidson’s gruesome, beautiful, spellbinding bestseller The Gargoyle has won the 2009 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. This epic debut novel was a massive hit around the world, when it was first published last year.

Ten tips for Strine holiday etiquette - #3

Comment on the weather: Scona be a grade A for sin in the sun—might need the egg nisher on later.

Ten tips for Strine holiday etiquette - #2

Praise your host’s abode: What a Gloria Soame (or terror souse)—you should see mipe lice.

Strine - a strain must appease

This month sees the return to print of an Australian classic, Strine.

Nothing says it like a song:

‘With air chew, with air chew,
Iker nardly liver there chew,
An I dream a badger kisser snite and die.

Barack Obama: Author, President, Nobel Laureate

Here at Text we are super proud that our bestselling author Barack Obama—who also happens to be the 44th President of the United States of America—has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Private Lives of Pippa Lee comes to the big screen

The film based on Rebecca Miller’s powerful debut novel The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is now on limited release at selected cinemas in Australia. Miller directed the film, which features an all star cast including Robin Wright Penn, Winona Ryder and Keanu Reaves. Visit Read more

The Henson Case makes the Walkley longlist

David Marr’s The Henson Case—an insightful and detailed account of the art scandal surrounding Bill Henson’s 2008 exhibition—has been longlisted for this year’s Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award.

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

The Hon. Peter Garrett, Minister for the Enviroment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, was at the State Library of Victoria’s Experimedia Centre this morning with the happy task of announcing the shortlists for the 2009 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

Melbourne Prize for Literature

The shortlists for the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature were announced this morning. The Prize is part of a three-year cycle of awards run by the Melbourne Prize Trust, which also recognises urban sculpture and music.

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