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For many, Sydney Writers’ Festival is the highlight of their literary year, a time when books, ideas and culture take centre stage on the harbour.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: In January 2007 the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission received a proposal for the creation of a new South Village Historic District to protect what advocates say is an area important for its architecture and its place in the city’s heritage.
VIETNAM NEWS: HA NOI — The ten best drawings by Vietnamese pupils will be sent to the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels for an international drawing competition.
HCM CITY — Despite having lived abroad, overseas Vietnamese have grown to dominate the domestic comedy scene and become household names.
KOREA TIMES: The Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF), the country's biggest annual publishing event for industry insiders and the public, will be held at COEX in southern Seoul from May 13 to 17.
Tohby Riddle is the author of two cartoon collections and numerous critically acclaimed picture-books, including the recent Nobody Owns the Moon. Nobody Owns the Moon has recently been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature and the CBCA Picture Book of the Year.
Sarah Holland's first book, Aria (UQP), was the recipient of the Dorothy Hewett Fellowship for Poetry, the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the FAW Anne Elder Award.
It has also been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize, part of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2009. Winners will be announced as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2009.
Richard Harland's novels and short stories have won several Aurealis awards. His first book was the comic horror novel The Vicar of Morbing Vyle, which has since become a cult classic. His most recent novel Worldshaker is published by Allen & Unwin.
Ursula Dubosarsky is a multi-award winning writer for children and young adults. She is the author of picture books (most recently The Terrible Plop, illustrated by Andrew Joyner), books for younger readers (The Strange Adventures of Isador Brown) and books for older readers (The First Book of Samuel, Theodora’s Gift and The Red Shoe - all major prize winners).
Sophie Cunningham has worked in publishing for 20 years as an editor of fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel was Geography and her second, Bird. She is working on a third,This Devastating Fever. Sophie is currently the editor of the literary quarterly Meanjin.
Catherine Therese has created poetry, prose and children in Australia, Belguim and Spain; studied languages, car parks, colour and design, and worked as a stylist, mentor and lecturer. The Weight of Silence is her first book.
Benjamin Gilmour is a Sydney-based ambulance paramedic, filmmaker, freelance writer for magazines and newspapers, and poet. Warrior Poets is his first book.
Michael Gudinski AM and John Bell AO OBE announced as recipients of the prestigious JC Williamson Award.
A book containing a series of interviews with well known Indigenous politicians and activists, including many Territorians, will be up for discussion.
Miles Merrill is a spoken-word performer. Miles combines poetry with theatre, experimental audio, hip hop beats, stand-up and political confrontation.
Alex Ross is music critic of the New Yorker magazine. Alex is appearing as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2009 and has kindly taken a moment to answer the ArtsHub career profile!
Helen Greenwood has been a food writer and editor for nearly 20 years. She writes a weekly food column and restaurant review for The Sydney Morning Herald, contributes to the SMH Good Food Guide, does food tours, and is the co-author of The Foodies’ Guide to Sydney 2008.
Design Victoria is sowing the seeds to sustainable design with What is Eco-design? - a practical, online How to Kit for industrial, graphic, fashion and textile designers.
THE AUSTRALIAN: THE argument about book prices heated up in the final weeks leading to the deadline for submissions to the Productivity Commission.
THE AUSTRALIAN: PENGUIN Australia has signed up Peter Carey, luring Australia's most decorated writer away from his former publisher, Random House.
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