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Author Bernardine Evaristo to become the next president of the Royal Society of Literature
12/01/2021 9:59 PM
Author Bernardine Evaristo to become the next president of the Royal Society of Literature

Acclaimed novelist Bernardine Evaristo will become the next president of the Royal Society of Literature, becoming the first writer of colour in the position.

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2021 Walkley Book Award longlist announced
2021 Walkley Book Award longlist announced

The Walkley Foundation announced the 2021 longlist for the Walkley Book Award, part of the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

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Black Inc. partners with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on Seeking Asylum: Our stories
Black Inc. partners with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on Seeking Asylum: Our stories

Black Inc. and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) are partnering to publish Seeking Asylum: Our Stories.

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American poet Robert Bly has died at the age of 94
American poet Robert Bly has died at the age of 94

Award-winning American poet Robert Bly died on Sunday at the age of 94 in Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune newspaper.

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Jon M Chu is set to direct an adaptation of Dr Seuss' 'Oh, The Places You'll Go!'
Jon M Chu is set to direct an adaptation of Dr Seuss' 'Oh, The Places You'll Go!'

Jon M Chu is set to direct the film adaptation of Dr Seuss’ iconic 1990 book ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ for Warner Animation Group and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, deadline reports.

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National Book Awards 2021 winners announced
National Book Awards 2021 winners announced

The National Book Foundation announced the 2021 winners of the National Book Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People’s Literature.

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Tim Ayliffe's bestselling books are set for a screen adaptation
Tim Ayliffe's bestselling books are set for a screen adaptation

Tim Ayliffe’s popular John Bailey crime thriller series, The Greater Good, State of Fear and The Enemy Within, are set for a screen adaptation by CJZ Productions.

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Acclaimed author Wilbur Smith has died at the age of 88
Acclaimed author Wilbur Smith has died at the age of 88

International best-selling author Wilbur Smith has died in South Africa at the age of 88, according to a statement from his official website.

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Tasmania’s International Crime and Mystery Festival is running this November
11/10/2021 8:02 PM
Tasmania’s International Crime and Mystery Festival is running this November

Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TARWF) has announced Tasmania’s first international crime and mystery literary festival, CSI: TASMANIA, which will run online from 27 – 28 November.

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Book-to-film review: Waiting for Anya
11/08/2021 6:43 PM
Book-to-film review: Waiting for Anya

gr's resident book and film buff reviews Waiting for Anya, based on the book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo.

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Invisible Boys receives the Stan and Screenwest Development Initiative
11/05/2021 7:06 PM
Invisible Boys receives the Stan and Screenwest Development Initiative

The LGBTQIA+ series Invisible Boys, which is based on the award-winning YA novel by Holden Sheppard, has received $20 000 in development funding from Stan and Screenwest.

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Brian Herd has won the Australasian Journal on Ageing 2021 Book of the Year
12/04/2021 1:49 AM
Brian Herd has won the Australasian Journal on Ageing 2021 Book of the Year

Leading elder care lawyer and author, Brian Herd has won the Australasian Journal on Ageing 2021 Book of the Year for his book Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap.

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Damon Galgut wins 2021 Booker Prize
11/04/2021 7:05 PM
Damon Galgut wins 2021 Booker Prize

South African novelist and playwright Damon Galgut has won the 2021 Booker Prize for his novel The Promise.

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2021 BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is running this December
12/03/2021 1:42 AM
2021 BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is running this December

The 2021 BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is running in person and will be livestreamed over four days from 2 – 5 December at the State Library of NSW.

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