Category: News

Alice Munro’s Final Sentence

In the week before her 82nd birthday, short story writer Alice Munro has revealed “I’m probably not going to write any more” to a newspaper interviewer. For those of us who’ve studied Munro’s work and heard her hailed “our Chekhov”, this is indeed a sad day. “There will be no …

Miles Franklin Winner – Questions of Travel

There's been a hell of a lot of buzz about this year's Miles Franklin award, particularly due to the all-female shortlist. Well, the winner has finally been announced - Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser. Congratulations! Accompanied by the announcement was the press release below: “The Miles Franklin Literary …

Awards Season for APA

It's a glamourous time of year for us readers and writers with the Australian Book Industry Award winners having just been announced. A couple of highlights: Taking out the categories: Book of the Year, Literary Book of the Year and Newcomer of the Year was M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, …

All-Female Miles Franklin 2013 Shortlist

With the announcement of the Miles Franklin Award Winner coming up in less than a month’s time, attention has turned to the all-female short-list. For the first time in the Award’s 57 year history, women have dominated the long-list by a 4:1 ratio and have gone on to take the …