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Europe on the Page – A <em> Melbourne Writer’s  Festival</em> Event

31 July 2013

Europe on the Page – A Melbourne Writer’s Festival Event

Join Andrés Neuman (Spain/Argentina), Laurent Binet (France) and Sarah Dunant (UK), for canapés, sparkling wine and an unforgettable Festival experience.

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History’s Script – A <em> Melbourne Writer’s Festival </em> Event

31 July 2013

History’s Script – A Melbourne Writer’s Festival Event

Can a novelist really be faithful to history, or is ‘creative licence’ really ‘taking liberties’? Re-imagining history’s script, Sarah Dunant (Blood and Beauty) and Jane Sullivan (Little People) talk to Radio National Books & Arts Daily host Michael Cathcart.

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Sarah Dunant discusses Lucrezia Borgia and Italian Art – A <em> Melbourne Writer’s Festival </em> event

31 July 2013

Sarah Dunant discusses Lucrezia Borgia and Italian Art – A Melbourne Writer’s Festival event

Revisit the cultural riches of Renaissance Italy and discover the true story behind one of history’s most misunderstood woman. Writer Sarah Dunant discusses the life and times of Lucrezia Borgia with NGV conservator Carl Villis, who is credited with identifying the only formal painted portrait of Lucrezia Borgia. Chaired by art and cultural historian Luke Morgan.

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Michael Robotham in conversation with William Yeoman in Fremantle

31 July 2013

Michael Robotham in conversation with William Yeoman in Fremantle

Come down to see William Yeoman talk with Michael Robotham about Crime Writing and his latest book, Watching You.

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Writers Live: Michael Robotham introduces <em> Watching You </em>

31 July 2013

Writers Live: Michael Robotham introduces Watching You

In Watching You Michael Robotham brings Joe O’Loughlin back with a pulse-stopping new case.

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Writers Live: Michael Robotham introduces <em> Watching You </em>

31 July 2013

Writers Live: Michael Robotham introduces Watching You

In Watching You Michael Robotham brings Joe O’Loughlin back with a pulse-stopping new case.

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“An evening with Michael Robotham” at Five Dock Library

31 July 2013

“An evening with Michael Robotham” at Five Dock Library

Your Bookshop and Canada Bay Library will be hosting an evening with Michael Robotham, author of the gripping Joe O’Loughlin series.

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Writer’s at Stanton Library presents ‘Michael Robotham’

31 July 2013

Writer’s at Stanton Library presents ‘Michael Robotham’

In Watching You Michael Robotham brings Joe O’Loughlin back with a pulse-stopping new case.

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The search for meaning: Hope and Redemption in fiction – A <em> Byron Writer’s Festival </em> event

31 July 2013

The search for meaning: Hope and Redemption in fiction – A Byron Writer’s Festival event

Come and see Michael Robotham on a panel with Cate Kennedy and Robert Power, chaired by Sandy Verschoo.

Where: Feros Marquee at Byron Writer’s Festival

When: 1.15pm on Sunday August 4th

Blue or white collar?: Does class determine crime? – A <em> Byron Writer’s Festival </em> event

31 July 2013

Blue or white collar?: Does class determine crime? – A Byron Writer’s Festival event

Come down and hear Michael Robotham in discussion with Sally Breen, Ed Chatterton and Tanya Levin about this controversial issue.

Venue: Red Marquee at Byron Writer’s Festival

When: 12pm on Saturday Augsut 3rd

A Murder of Crime Writers: Their Secrets Revealed at <em> Byron Bay Writer’s Festival </em>

31 July 2013

A Murder of Crime Writers: Their Secrets Revealed at Byron Bay Writer’s Festival

As part of the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival, prolific crime writer Michael Robotham will chair a panel including Lenny Bartulin, Marele Day and Kerry Greenwood as they discuss the secrets of constructing their gripping, compelling and terrifying tales.

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An Evening with Kimberley Freeman- Redcliffe

31 July 2013

An Evening with Kimberley Freeman- Redcliffe

Come down and celebrate the launch of Ember Island – Kim Freeman’s latest saga of secrets and scandal.

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High Tea with Kimberley Freeman- Bribie Island

31 July 2013

High Tea with Kimberley Freeman- Bribie Island

Kimberley Freeman will talk about her new book Ember Island over sandwiches, sweets, tea and coffee.

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Martina Cole to tour in November!

24 July 2013

Martina Cole to tour in November!

Martina Cole, bestselling author of The Faithless and many more, will hit our shores in just a few short months to embark on a tour of the East coast of Australia in November.

Martina will be in town to promote her new book, Revenge. An unforgettable, shocking, hard-hitting, haunting and completely riveting read.

For further details and information about Martina’s tour and time in Australia, please contact:

Anna Hayward
Hodder & Headline Publicity Manager

Launch of The Russian Tapestry at Five Dock Library

24 July 2013

Launch of The Russian Tapestry at Five Dock Library

Banafsheh Serov is the author of UNDER A STARLESS SKY, the true story of her family’s escape from Iran.

Her first fictional novel Russian Tapestry is a captivating tale of struggle, loyalty and love, inspired by a true story

From St Petersburg, 1913, to Estonia, 1919, and beyond, it spans wars, revolution and friendships that will grow as strong as the turmoil around them.

Tuesday 6th August at 6.30pm

Free event, bookings essential: (02) 9911 6310 or book online at: www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au via the events calendar.

Venue: Bayroom, Five Dock Library, Level 1, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock NSW 2046

An Evening with Jeff Apter at NSW State Library

24 July 2013

An Evening with Jeff Apter at NSW State Library

Celebrate National Biography Week by coming down to NSW State Library to see Jeff Apter, author of the new bare-all Johnny O’Keefe biography, in conversation with Vogue’s Alex Spring.

When: Tuesday 6th August at 6pm
Where: State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000 Australia

Jeff Apter at Spice Cellar

24 July 2013

Jeff Apter at Spice Cellar

The public launch of the colourful, warts and all biography of the Australian musical icon Johnny O’Keefe. O’Keefe was a human dynamo, a rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse whose influence still looms large on the Australia musical landscape. Author Jeff Apter will review and discuss his book on the brilliantly talented, but self-destructive O’Keefe and the huge role he played in establishing the Australian entertainment industry.

Written with the active cooperation of the O’Keefe family and the JO’K Trust, Jeff provides a rare insight into the life of Johnny O’Keefe.

Copies of Jeff’s new O’Keefe book will be on-sale from the event – offering one of the first opportunities to secure a copy of the new book – with Apter happy to personally sign books and take questions from the audience.

As part of the special evening guests will receive a free glass of wine on arrival & will be able to purchase a special Wine & Dine deal of 3 Tapas plates & 2 glasses of wine for $35.

Where: Spice Cellar, Basement Level, 58 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

When: Tuesday 30th July at 7pm

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

16 July 2013

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Hachette Australia confirms that Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, as reported in the media.

The book was published by Little, Brown’s Sphere imprint on 30th April, 2013.

A spokesperson for Little, Brown said, “We were very pleased and proud to have published The Cuckoo’s Calling, and we’re delighted with the great response it has been met with from readers, reviewers and fellow writers. We’re looking forward to publishing Strike’s next instalment in summer 2014.”

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Ned Kelly Awards 2013 longlists announced

10 July 2013

Ned Kelly Awards 2013 longlists announced

The longlists for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for crime writing have been announced.

We are mighty proud to have the following longlisted titles in the full-length book categories:

Best fiction

  • Dead Girl Sing (Tony Cavanaugh)
  • Dead Heat (Bronwyn Parry)
  • Death by Beauty (Gabrielle Lord)
  • Say You’re Sorry (Michael Robotham)

Best first fiction

  • Promise (Tony Cavanaugh)
  • Bay of Fires (Poppy Gee)

A big congratulations from the Hachette team to everyone involved. We are thrilled to bits for you.

The shortlists for this year’s awards will be announced on 2 August during the Byron Bay Writers Festival. For the first time this year, the winners will be announced during the Brisbane Writers Festival in September. In previous years, the awards have been presented as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, which is held in August and September.

For more information about the awards, visit the Australian Crime Writers Association website here.

DEADLINE EXTENDED for the QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program

20 June 2013

DEADLINE EXTENDED for the QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program

Racing to get your manuscript in? Relax, you have more time. The deadline for entries has been extended to Friday 12th July.

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?

“This program is any emerging writers’ best chance at trade publication, since it strengthens not just the manuscript, but the author. It builds networks and knowledge that kickstart a writing career. The opportunity for writers to immerse themselves in the world of publishing is so rare – again and again,  I have seen this program transform writers’ lives.” – Meg Vann Chief Executive Officer at Queensland Writers Centre

Up to 10 emerging fiction and non-fiction writers will work with editors from Hachette Australia to develop high-quality manuscripts.

The program will run for four days in Brisbane, Queensland. In the first two days, participants will each have an individual consultation with editors from Hachette Australia to receive feedback on their manuscript.  During the four days, participants will also meet other publishing industry professionals such as literary agents, booksellers and established authors, and work on their manuscripts. The program will run 15 – 19 November, 2013.

Hachette Australia does not guarantee publication of manuscripts selected for the program but reserves the first right to publish the selected manuscripts. Please read the full terms and conditions in the Application Form.

This is Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) and Hachette Australias 6th national program for fiction and non-fiction writers in 2013.

KEY DATES 2013

Application Deadline: 5:00pm Friday 12th July

Short list notified: Monday 7 October

MS Development Retreat: Friday 15 – Tuesday 19 November

**Applications must be delivered by the deadline. Electronic submissions will not be considered.**

For more information visit the Queensland Writers Centre website

Trade paperback publication of STEVE JOBS

18 June 2013

Trade paperback publication of STEVE JOBS

We’re delighted to announce the publication date of September 10th, 2013 for the trade paperback edition of STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson. Walter Isaacson has written a new Epilogue for this edition, and it’s the definitive story of Steve Jobs.

RIP Iain Banks

11 June 2013

RIP Iain Banks

On behalf of Iain’s wife, Adele, it is with enormous sadness that Hachette Australia announces the death of Iain Banks. Banks has been one of the UK’s best loved novelists for both his mainstream and science fiction books since the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. After his own recent announcement of his cancer Iain Banks was hugely moved by the public support for him via his website.

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Announcing a QANTAS and Hachette Australia partnership

21 May 2013

Announcing a QANTAS and Hachette Australia partnership

In a first for Hachette Australia, we have collaborated with agency Droga5 to create a campaign that will remind Qantas’ most frequent flyers – their Platinum One members – that, as well as improving its service, it has also expanded its routes. The campaign centres around a bespoke collection of paperbacks, specifically timed to last just as long as each of Qantas’ key routes, that will remind travellers that you can be transported to another world, no matter where you are, or how much time you have.
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QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program Submissions Open

17 May 2013

QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program Submissions Open

Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) and Hachette Australia are proud to announce their 6th national program for fiction and non-fiction writers in 2013.

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2013 Australian Book Industry Awards

30 April 2013

2013 Australian Book Industry Awards

Hachette Australia are over the moon with the results of the 2013 ABIA finalists.

The team at Hachette would like to send huge congratulations to author, Hannah Richell. Her debut novel, Secrets of the Tides, has been nominated in both the General Fiction and Newcomer of the Year categories! We are so excited for you Hannah.

More hearty congratulations to our wonderful distributor, Alliance Distribution Services (ADS), for being nominated in the Distributor of the Year category. We are so pleased their mighty efforts have been recognised.

Last but not at all least, we are so very thrilled to be included in the Publisher of the Year category.

And of course congratulations to all finalists!

The winners are announced on the 24th May. For a full list of finalists, please click here.

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