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29 November 2011
‘The Thread’ is AWW Great Read for December
23 November 2011
Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson available now in store.
20 million albums, 64 million singles. One authorised book.
In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of her Monster Ball tour.
7 November 2011
Hachette Australia remembers Sarah Watt, author and filmmaker.
Sarah Watt died on Friday morning, 4 November, in her home surrounded by her family after living with secondary bone cancer for the last two years. Her life was filled with writing, filmmaking, photography, painting and drawing, and most of all, her family, William McInnes, Clem and Stella, their children. Sarah and William collaborated on the award-winning film Look Both Ways and recently on the book Worse Things Happen at Sea, which celebrates life and puts death into the context of living. Sarah also wrote and illustrated the children’s book Clem Always Could. Everyone at Hachette Australia sends their thoughts to William, Clem and Stella and Sarah’s mother and sisters at this very sad time.
31 October 2011
Hachette Manuscript Development Program 2011 shortlist announced.
Hachette Australia and the Queensland Writers Centre are proud to announce the shortlist for the 2011 Hachette Manuscript Development Program.
24 October 2011
Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth to be a TV Mini-series
6 October 2011
We are devastated to hear of the passing away of Steve Jobs. We look forward to remembering him through the pages of our upcoming book Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson. The publication of the book has been brought forward to 25 October 2011.
15 September 2011
BREAKING NEWS: Hodder announces FIRST OFFICIAL Lady Gaga book
Hodder and Stoughton is delighted to announce that it will publish LADY GAGA x TERRY RICHARDSON, a book of never-before-seen photographs of Lady Gaga taken by renowned photographer Terry Richardson, with a foreword by Lady Gaga. It is Lady Gaga’s first official book and is scheduled to be published on 22nd November 2011. (more)
7 September 2011
International best-selling author Anita Shreve hosts exclusive event in Sydney
Be one of lucky few who will join Anita Shreve as she hosts an exclusive event at Bather’s Pavilion situated on Sydney’s stunning Balmoral Beach. (more)
1 September 2011
David Sedaris announces Australia theatre tour – tickets on sale today
David Sedaris and his stories have garnered a feverish cult of followers: young and old, straight and gay, male and female. Featured regularly in Esquire, The New Yorker and on NPR’s “This American Life”, his writing shatters the barrier between stand-up comedy and smart literature. He is the author of many bestsellers including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and most recently Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk (2010) (more)
30 August 2011
Get Reading in 2011
The Get Reading! campaign for 2011 has kicked off and runs until September 30th. An Australian Government initiative, Get Reading! hosts many exciting activities and events celebrating the wonderful world of books and reading.
15 August 2011
Congratulations to Helene Young
Hachette Australia would like to congratulate author of Wings of Fear, Helene Young who was awarded the leading prize for romance writing – the Ruby – at the recent Romance Writers of Australia annual conference.
Bernadette Foley, Helene’s publisher at Hachette Australia, says: “We are thrilled and delighted that Helene has received this recognition from Australian readers. In her books she deftly shows her skills as a fiction writer and draws together her experience as pilot, her love of tropical North Queensland and her taste for adventure.“
Read the full press release here.
10 August 2011
Celebrate National Bookshop Day
How are you planning to celebrate National Bookshop Day on 20th August, 2011?
Support your community by joining with your local bookshop to celebrate National Bookshop Day, for further information and to read the press release, click here.
4 August 2011
Hachette authors at Melbourne Writers Festival
‘…This year, Melbourne Writers Festival will present over 400 writers from around the world in a program of talks, debates, literary banquets, film screenings, gigs and workshops plus an entertaining schools’ program. Join us from 25 August until 4 September 2011 at Federation Square and selected venues around Melbourne and Victoria…’ – The organisers.
3 August 2011
Hachette authors at Brisbane Writers Festival
‘…Written, spoken, sung, performed, shared or quietly indulged in, words are experienced and expressed across a multitude of platforms by readers, writers and creative minds. Brisbane Writers Festival 2011 brings together some of the best writers in the world…’ - festival director, Jane O’Hara. (more)
27 July 2011
Author Alison Pick on the Man Booker 2011 Longlist
Hachette Australia would like to congratulate debut novelist, Alison Pick, for her place on the Man Booker 2011 Longlist.
26 July 2011
Jessica Watson wins at the ABIA Awards
For the full list of winners, head to the ABIA website here.
21 July 2011
Gollancz launches the SF Gateway Ebook Project
Gollancz, the SF and Fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, announces the launch of the world’s largest digital SFF library, the SF Gateway, which will make thousands of out-of-print titles by classic genre authors available as eBooks.
For more information click here
12 July 2011
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction to be available free online
The third edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the definitive reference work in the field, will be released online later this year by the newly-formed ESF, Ltd, in association with Victor Gollancz, the SF & Fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, whose support will enable the text to be available free to all users.
8 July 2011
Australian Book Industry Awards shortlists
Hachette Australia are proud to announce that we have three books on the Australian Book Industry Awards shortlists.
5 July 2011
Do you have a story to tell?
Are you an aspiring, unpublished writer?
Hachette Australia and the Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up for a manuscript development program. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to develop your work with industry professionals. (more)
24 June 2011
Stories and Songs of Slim Dusty to be published
Shared by his wife Joy McKean, Hachette Australia will publish an illustrated hardback edition of the songs, lyrics and life with Australia’s country music legend, Slim Dusty. (more)
22 June 2011
Introducing Flipbacks - a whole book in your pocket!
‘If you’ve ever whined about how the Kindle, compact though it may be, doesn’t have the look or feel of a nice printed novel – put this in your pipe and read it: the newly invented “flipback” book… if you want something that doesn’t need recharging, and slips into your pocket as easily as a phone, this little beauty is worth a try.’ The Guardian
Flipbacks will be available in Australia on 12th July. (more)
21 June 2011
A new title in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series
We are delighted to announce the acquisition, from Chuck Verill at Darhansoff & Verrill in New York, of The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King, a further title in the Dark Tower series, to be published worldwide in hardcover in the Autumn of 2012.
21 June 2011
Andrea Levy wins Walter Scott Prize for The Long Song
The second Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction has been awarded to Andrea Levy for her slavery novel THE LONG SONG. The judges said the winning book was a “celebration of the triumphant human spirit in times of great adversity”. See full news article here
17 June 2011
Janet Evanovich announces second Stephanie Plum novel for 2011
It will be double the fun for Stephanie Plum fans this year! Worldwide bestselling author, Janet Evanovich, has announced today that her fans will be able to enjoy TWO PLUMS in 2011! The new novel will be titled Explosive Eighteen and will be published 22/11/2011. And don’t forget the eagerly awaited Smokin’ Seventeen will be in store 21/06/2011. See full press release here . It’s gonna be dynamite!