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2020 Davitt Awards

2020 Davitt Awards

Congratulations to Carmel Bird and to Katherine Kovacic for being long-listed for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards 2020. Carmel for her latest novel, Field of Poppies (Transit Lounge) and Katherine for her second Alex Clayton art mystery, Painting in the Shadows (Echo Publishing).

The shortlist will be announced in July.

Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to Katherine Kovacic. The Portrait of Molly Dean is short-listed in the Best First Fiction category of the Ned Kelly Awards 2019. The winners of all categories will be announced on Friday 6th September ahead of the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.


Cover reveal – Carmel Bird’s new novel!

Isn’t this the most beautiful cover. Field of Poppies by Carmel Bird is to be published in November 2019 by Transit Lounge.

Authors up Close

Authors up Close presents Katherine Kovacic in conversation with Deb Wain on Sunday 28th July at 2.00 pm.

Venue: Palling Bros Brewery, 168 High Street, Heathcote, Victoria 3523.


Congratulations again

Congratulations again to Eliza Henry Jones. Her YA novel, P is for Pearl has been long-listed for the ABIA (Australian Book Industry Awards) Book of the Year in the category ‘For Older Children, Ages 13 +’.

The shortlist for all categories will be announced on 11th April, 2019 and the winners at the Awards Night on 2nd May.

Congratulations to Eliza Henry Jones

Eliza’s YA novel, P is for Pearl (HarperCollins, 2018) has been chosen as a 2019 Notable Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards. Brilliant effort by Eliza, who wrote the original version of this when still in her teens.

Mollie & Molly: Gideon Haig and Katherine Kovacic

On Monday 18th March, 2019 Katherine Kovacic will be in conversation with Gideon Haig, author of A Scandal in Bohemia about the life of artist’s model and writer, Molly Dean. Katherine’s book The Portrait of Molly Dean is a fictional account of her life and murder in 1930s Melbourne.

This event will be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre,

360 Burwood Road, (corner of Glenferrie Road) Hawthorn VIC 3122 from 7.00 to 8.00pm

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Indie Book Awards

CONGRATULATIONS to Eliza Henry Jones. Her YA novel, P is for Pearl is long-listed for the Leading Edge Indie Book Awards 2019. The shortlist will be released on 16th January 2019 and the winners of each category will be announced at the Leading Edge Conference in Adelaide on 18th March 2019.

Book Launch

At Blarney Books, 37 James Street Port Fairy, VIC

Thursday 13th December 2018 at 7.00pm

A Naturalist’s Guide to Birding Megaspots in Australia (John Beaufoy Publishing) by Peter Rowland & Chris Farrell will be launched by Port Fairy resident Shane Howard, singer/songwriter from Goanna

This is a free event but be sure to get in early to meet the authors and buy a copy of this beautiful book.

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