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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
Hodder & Headline Publicity Manager
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
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
SYDNEY NSW 2000 Australia
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
16 July 2013
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
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:
- 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.
20 June 2013
DEADLINE EXTENDED for the QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program
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
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.
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.
21 May 2013
Announcing a QANTAS and Hachette Australia partnership
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.
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.
26 April 2013
Hachette authors at the Sydney Writers’ Festival
Hachette Australia is delighted to annouce that the following authors will be appearing at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival form 20-26th May:
Kate Mosse, Claire Messud, Naomi Wolf, Edward Rutherfurd, Dawn Barker, Richard Beasley, William McInnes, Michael Robotham, Hannah Richell, Tim Bowden, Justin Jones and Adam Liaw.
23 April 2013
Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies at 53
Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of the Divinyls and Australia rock legend, has died from breast cancer at age 53. She was a brilliant woman who led an amazing life, and was so courageous in her fight against breast cancer. She will be sorely missed. RIP.
16 April 2013
New Ian Rankin novel – Saints of the Shadow Bible
4 March 2013
THE YELLOW BIRDS wins the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award!
THE YELLOW BIRDS, by Kevin Powers, has won the 2013 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction.
Patrick Hemingway, the son of Nobel Prize‐winning writer Ernest Hemingway, will present the prestigious literary award to Mr. Powers on Sunday, March 24, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
Powers will receive a $10,000 prize from the Hemingway Foundation and PEN New England, as well as a residency in The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at the University of Idaho’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Previous winners include Marilynne Robinson and Joshua Ferris.
4 February 2013
Ciara Geraghty comes to Australia!
We are looking forward to Ciara Geraghty visiting some of our lovely East Coast booksellers and doing some local media to promote her new book, LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS, when she graces our shores from Monday 11th February until Wednesday 13th February. Welcome Ciara!
Visit Ciara’s Facebook page: CiaraGeraghtyBooks
1 February 2013
Secrets of the Tides nominated in the Indie Awards
Hannah Richell’s debut novel, SECRETS OF THE TIDES, has been shortlisted for the Debut Fiction prize in this year’s Indie Awards! The Indie Awards celebrate the best of Australian writing.
The shortlisted titles were chosen by ‘panels of expert judges’ made up of independent booksellers and readers. Independent booksellers from around the country will now vote on the shortlist, with the winners in each category, as well as the overall ‘Book of the Year’, to be announced on 25 March. Good luck Hannah!