Archive | May, 2014

Pixie Award Memories

Pixie Award Memories

On a very wet night in 1996 I was making my way to the publishers’ dinner at Darling Harbour, Sydney. It was pouring when I reached Town Hall station, and I had no success in hailing a taxi. I was about to give up and return home, when I thought of catching the monorail, so […]


The Australian Book Industry Awards Thanks Our Sponsors and Supporters

The Australian Book Industry Awards is in its 14th year. The awards recognise and pay tribute to the vibrant Australian book publishing industry and to the incredible success of our local literary culture. Australians love to buy and read books, all books, but particularly books that are published in this country, stories written by Australians […]

Nothing Beats the Judgement of Peers by Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan is no stranger to awards ceremonies. He has the unique distinction of being the only author on our 2014 shortlists to have once accepted an Oscar from Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis for his work… a high point that must, by definition, make everything from that point onwards fade into insignificance by comparison. […]