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April 15, 2011

Ben Quilty Wins 2011 Archibald Prize

Copyright Agency member Ben Quilty has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Archibald prize, for his portrait of famous Australian artist Margaret Olley. The Archibald Prize, valued at $50,000, is regarded as the most important portraiture prize in Australia and was first awarded in 1921. When speaking of his subject, Ben said that ‘she’s […]

April 13, 2011

Shortlisted for 2011 CBCA Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced the shortlists for the 2011 Book of the Year Awards. The Copyright Agency extends its congratulations to the members shortlisted in the categories below. Book of the Year: Older Readers Joanne Horniman for About a Girl (Allen & Unwin) Doug MacLeod for The Life of a […]

April 1, 2011

Shortlist for the 2011 NSW Premier’s Literacy Awards

The shortlist for the 2011 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards has been announced and we offer our congratulations to the Copyright Agency’s members who have been shortlisted in the categories below. The Christina Stead Prize for Fiction Alex Miller for Lovesong Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction Anna Krien for Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s […]

March 31, 2011

David Malouf Shortlisted for 2011 Man Booker Prize

Australian author David Malouf was named amongst a list of finalists for the Man Booker International Prize at a press conference in Sydney on 30 March. David is the only Australian author to be shortlisted for the prize this year, joining authors from China, Spain, the UK, Lebanon, Italy, India and the USA. The prize […]

March 31, 2011

Career Fund: Some Tips from the Selection Panel

As part of its Cultural Fund, the Copyright Agency currently allocates $100,000 per year to support individual Australian creators and those involved in the creative industries who wish to develop their skills and take their careers to the next level. Funding for this Career Fund is split into four rounds over the course of a year, […]

March 4, 2011

Kim Scott Wins Commonwealth Writer’s Prize

Indigenous author and Copryight Agency member Kim Scott’s novel, That Deadman Dance, has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the best book in south-east Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1987, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize recognises the best fiction by both new and established writers from Commonwealth countries. Each year prizes for Best Book and Best […]

February 10, 2011

Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) recently announced its selection of books for the 2011 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. Four Australian titles featured in the list. I’ve Got a Feeling by Stephanie Owen Reeder (National Library of Australia) White Crane (book I of Samurai Kids series) by Sandy Fussel […]

February 1, 2011

Ronald McCallum Named 2011 Senior Australian of the Year

We extend our congratulations to Copyright Agency member Professor Ronald C McCallum, who was named Senior Australian of the Year 2011 at a ceremony in Canberra on 26 January. Professor McCallum teaches labour law and litigation law at the University of Sydney. He is the first totally blind person to have been appointed to a full […]

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