Paul Valent’s Heart of Violence has been sold to Australian Scholarly Publishing and will be published in February 2020.
Aidan Prewett’s Woodstock at Fifty has been sold to North American Publisher Political Animal/Crows Nest. Publication date is August 2019.
Janine Fraser's picture storybook Sarah's Two Nativities will be published by Walker Books in September 2019. Illustrated by Helene Magisson, this story is a celebration of Christmas with a multicultural family.
Gerald Murnane will be launching two books on 28 February 2019. The books are A Season on Earth, published by Text, and Green Shadows and Other Poems published by Giramondo.
Gerald Murnane's novel Border Districts won the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in December 2018.
Robyn Bavati won the 2018 WAYRBA (West Australian Young Readers Book Awards) in the Older Readers Category for Within These Walls.
In June 2018 Gerald Murnane was shorlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary award for his novel Border Districts. The winner will be announced August 26 2018.
Gerald Murnane’s Collected Short Fiction was published in April, and includes works out of print for decades. Border Districts, Murnane's final new work of fiction, was released in November.
Both Border Districts and Collected Short Fiction were also released in the US in April by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Gerald Murnane's new book A Million Windows was published by Giramondo in June 2014. This new work focuses on the importance of trust, and the possibility of betrayal, in storytelling as in life. It tests the relationship established between author and reader, and on occasions of intimacy, between child and parent, boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife.
'A Million Windows is also something of a pattern book, as works such as Vacher's came to be known. In its pages a narrator attempts to rescue small human markers from the broader landscape of a lifetime's accumulated memory. He is a metaphysical gumshoe, tracking images across the years: recurrences that might yield some meaning to the perceiving self.
~ GEORDIE WILLIAMSON, The Australian
Barley Patch, published in 2009 by Giramondo, was Murnane's first new work of fiction for fourteen years. It has since been published in the USA by Dalkey Archive Press (2011) and in Sweden (2012) as Korntappa. The book begins with the question, Must I write? What follows is a remarkable account of the images that have appeard in the author's mind during a career of over thirty years as a reader and writer. Murnane creates an enchanting chronicle of the world in his mind through the stories he weaves around these images. His first book, Tamarisk Row, was described in Nation Review as the best novel to have appeared in Australia for many years.
The film rights have been secured for Gordon Reece’s international bestseller MICE by a new Australian production company. See information from the press release below!
Southern Light Alliance is the new production venture from acclaimed producer Timothy White (TWO HANDS, THE BOYS ARE BACK) of Southern Light Films and former film publicity and marketing specialist Anna Vincent. The partnership was formed earlier this year and aims to develop Australian projects and international co-productions. SLA is based at the Adelaide Studios, South Australia, where Vincent resides... The first coup for SLA is their successful bid for the rights to the novel, MICE by British author Gordon Reece, partnering with Julie Ryan (RED DOG, TEN CANOES) of Cyan Films.
Bronwyn Bancroft’s Remembering Lionsville will be published by Allen & Unwin in February 2013. It is a beautifully illustrated biographical book based on her family history and the family's connection to country.
Come with me to my family's old house in Lionsville. It's full of memories. It's a special place. Uncle Pat calls it a secret place. We played in that old tin cubby, swam in the creek with the catfish, and fell asleep to the ribbip of frogs at night. And around the red cedar table we listened to the old people's stories. We learned a lot that way.