Sydney based artist Bronwyn Bancroft is in Melbourne, 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday March 2nd at her exhibition, Deadly which is on at Books Illustrated, Gasworks Arts Park, 15 Graham St, Albert Park, Victoria from 1 March to 30 March 2007.
Congratulations to Kevin Walsh who is a finalist in this year's Savewater Awards in the "Individual Action" category, for his contribution to the education of home gardeners and horticultural professionals on waterwise gardening. Winners will be announced at the Plaza Ballroom Melbourne on 23 March 2007, following World Water Day. Kevin's Waterwise Gardening has recently been reprinted, so contact your local book store to place your order. This book is invaluable for the gardener who wants to accomodate to the drought conditions present throughout most of Australia.
Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk received the 2006 Nobel prize for literature in Stockholm on December 10. Pamuk is in no way connected to Golvan Arts Management, however, our client Gerald Murnane emerged as a contender for the prize, when he was listed by British bookmaker Ladbrokes, as 33/1 to be named the 2006 laureate.
Wendy Orr had a busy 2006, with the release of Across the Dark Sea, in May; Too Much Stuff, a Penguin Nibble, in July and Mokie and Bik by Allen & Unwin in September. The West Australian launch of Mokie and Bik, held during the Sprung Literary Festival in Albany, was filmed for ABC TV's "Can We Help?" was screened in Decmber. Mokie and Bik are delightful twins who live on a boat with Laddie the dog, Slow the sleepy tortle, and Ruby who sings all day. Dad is on his ship-at-sea, Mum is busy arting, so, underfoot or overbaord, the twins have twice as much fun as anyone else. Mokie and Bik will be published in the USA by Henry Holt in June 2007. Contact Golvan Arts Management if you are interested in publishing rights to other territories or film and television rights.
Alison Broinowski's latest book, co-authored with James Wilkinson, The Third Try: can the UN work? , originally published in October 2005, has recently been reprinted for the second time by Scribe in Australia. In 2006 it has also been translated into German by Dr Michael Haupt and published by Parthas.
Jack Brown and the Trail of the Pythons, the second novel in the Jack Brown Series by Greg Pyers’, is now available in all good book stores. The first in the series, Jack Brown and the Labyrinth of the Bats, was published by ABC Books in April 2006 and is also available in a 3 CD set narrated by Brendan Higgins who brilliantly captures the mood of intrigue and suspense. See the great reviews of both books in the November edition of Magpies and the December edition of the Friends of the Melbourne Zoos (FOTZ) News. Also good reviews for Jack Brown and the Trail of the Pythons appeared recently in the Ballarat Courier and the Aussiereviews web site. Greg was short listed in the 2005 Australian Children’s Book Council Awards non fiction category and his first novel, Doublecross, was published by ABC books in August 2005.
Fans of Nanushka who are looking for her books should tell their book seller to order LOVE Nanushka and PEACE & FRIENDSHIP Nanushka published by Jane Curry Publishing (distributed by Macmillan). There has been some confusion as Nanushka's earlier editions are out of print and some book sellers don't realise that LOVE Nanushka and PEACE & FRIENDSHIP Nanushka contain poems from the earlier Nanushka Volumes. The new editions are beautifully designed gift books - ideal for Christmas and other special occasions.
Alan Hopgood is presenting two new short plays, Widows, or More Than a Dead Man's Wife and Never Too Old, at Chapel Off Chapel on the 10th of October at 7.30pm. All tickets $20.00. Bookings on 82907000. Both plays are available for groups or touring. After 260 performances of The Carer by acclaimed Australian icon Chrles "Bud" Tingwell since 2000, Alan has taken on the role in this hit play which is full of warmth and humour. There will be five perforamces at Bakery at 1812 Theatre, Rose Street, Upper Ferntree Gully from Thursday 12 October through Sunday 15 October. Bookings 97292148. Full price $25.00, Concession $20.00. There will be three perforamces at the Jute Theatre, 96 Abbott St, Cairns on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October. Bookings TicketLINK 4031 9555.
See Mark Svendsen’s latest book Circus Carnivore, illustrated by Ben Redlich, which has recently been be published in the USA by Houghton Mifflin. It was published by Lothian Books in Australia in 2005.
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