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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.

Young readers are loving the Curse

We’ve been canvassing readers of Read more

Billionaire’s Curse competition winners

Thank you to all those budding sleuths out there who entered and cracked the code in The Billionaire’s Curse Word Puzzle competition.

The Spare Room on the Colin Roderick Award shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for the 2008 Colin Roderick Award and H. T. Priestley Medal.

The Read more

Lia Hills as blogger-in-residence

On the back of her many award shortlistings, Lia Hills continues to be very much a writer of the moment. You can catch Lia this month at Read more

Kel Robertson shares a Ned with Corris

Another winner at this year’s Ned Kelly Awards was Kel Robertson, who shared the prize for best crime novel with Peter Corris. Text published Kel’s first novel, Dead Set, in 2006.

Shane Maloney - a life of crime celebrated

Huge congratulations to our beloved author Shane Maloney, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ned Kellys last Friday. These awards are held each year by the Crime Writers Association, as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

DMag interviews Richard Newsome

DMag - ‘Fun, Discovery and Adventure’ - is the ‘zine of choice for today’s discerning young reader. This month’s edition features an interview with Richard Newsome, author of The Billionaire’s Curse.

It’s Inky time

The Inky Awards are Australia’s only teenage choice book awards. The longlists have just been announced for the Golden Inky, for an Australian author, and Silver, for an international author. Melbourne author and poet Lia Hills’s young adult novel Read more

Prize winners, past and present

Richard Newsome, winner of the inaugural Text Prize in 2008, for The Billionaire’s Curse, was in Melbourne yesterday for the Melbourne Writers Festival. It was the perfect opportunity to drop into Read more

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