Prizes and Awards:
Which Three Australian Audiobooks Are Up For A Big Award?
Three Australian audiobooks have been shortlisted in the 2019 Audie Awards, presented by the Audio Publishers Association in the US.
Audiobook editions of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, Sanctuary by Judy Nunn, and The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton have all been named finalists in the award’s fiction category.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on the 4th of March
To see the full list of finalists across all twenty-four categories, visit the Audio Publishers Association website.
Festivals and Events:
FitzSimons, The Ambassador…
A new three-day festival to commemorate and acknowledge military writing has been announced as part of the inaugural Territory Tribute series of events in Darwin.
Taking place from the 5th-7th of April, the International Military Writers’ Festival will feature author talks, panel discussions and literary sessions on wartime history facilitate by writers and researchers from around Australia.
Well-respected Australia author and journalist Peter FitzSimons will act as the festival ambassador, and will present a talk examining the events surrounding the initial 1942 Darwin bombing.
As part of a new series of events called Territory Tribute, the festival will serve to commemorate the Territory’s unique military history, and will feature over 20 sessions and 30 participants.
For more information and to view the full program, visit the website.
Stars Descend on Perth
The Perth Festival Writers Week is in full swing, running from the 18th-24th of February. Featuring fun conversations, performances, activities, literary tours and adventures unfolding across the Hub and Perth’s libraries, galleries, and writers’ centres, this is an event that the whole family can enjoy.
There are some big names to get excited about, too – Ben Okri, Anna Funder, Liz Byrski, Benjamin Law, Monica McInerney, Markus Zusak, David Malouf, and Trent Dalton, to name a few, will be making an appearance.
For the full program, visit their website.
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