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Eliza Henry Jones
Posted on: 23 May 2017

It is a great pleasure to announce that HarperCollins has acquired Eliza’s YA novel, From the Sea in a two-book deal. From the Sea will be published in March 2018.

Congratulations Eliza!

Eliza Henry Jones
Posted on: 5 May 2017

Author of In the Quiet, Eliza Henry Jones will be appearing at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on Thursday 25th May. For programme details go to https://www.swf.org.au

If you are in Melbourne, Eliza’s second novel, Ache will be launched by Dr Leah Kaminsky at Readings, 701 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn on Thursday 1st June at 6.30 pm. This is a free event but please RSVP by 29 May to events@harpercollins.com.au

 

2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship
Posted on: 10 March 2017

Congratulations to author Ann-Marie Priest on being awarded the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship. The award will enable her to travel and research her planned biography of poet Gwen Harwood.

Dorothy Hewett Award 2016
Posted on: 28 February 2017

Congratulations to Ann-Marie Priest whose unpublished manuscript, A Free Flame, a non-fiction account of the careers of Gwen Harwood, Dorothy Hewett, Christina Stead and Ruth Park was shortlisted for the University of Western Australia’s (UWAP) Dorothy Hewett Award. It was also highly commended and will be published by the UWAP.

Matt Richell Prize Shortlist
Posted on: 1 September 2016

Andrea Baldwin’s The Illusion of Islands is one of five titles to be shortlisted for the 2016 Matt Richell Prize. Congratulations Andrea on moving from the long-list to the short! The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday 28th September.

2016 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
Posted on: 2 August 2016

Congratulations to Andrew Baldwin whose submission for a novel entitled The Illusion of Islands has been long-listed for this year’s Richell Prize. The long list of nineteen was chosen from 430 entries!

The shortlist will be announced on 1 September and the winner will be announced in Sydney on 5 October.

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016
Posted on: 15 April 2016

Congratulations to Eliza Henry Jones! Her debut novel, In the Quiet has been shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams New Writing category.

The winners will be announced at the State Library of NSW on 16th May.

Congratulations!
Posted on: 22 September 2015

Congratulations to new clients K W (Kathy) George. Her novel, Sargasso has been shortlisted for the Emerging Queensland Writer – Manuscript Award in the 2015 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Full details at www.qldliteraryawards.org.au/about/shortlists

and to Andrea Baldwin. Her novel, The Child Pose is the only work of fiction selected for the Inaugural Affirm Press Mentorship. This gives her a week-long residence at Varuna Writers’ Centre with the aim of developing the manuscript to a publishable standard. See more here.

Watch this space!

National Bookshop Day – Sat 8th August
Posted on: 6 August 2015

As part of National Bookshop Day Eliza Henry Jones will be signing copies of her debut novel In the Quiet at Benns Books, 437 Centre Road Bentleigh on Saturday 8th August at 11.00 am

Eliza will also judge a horse drawing competition. For details see: www.bennsbooks.com.au

Newsflash
Posted on: 23 June 2015

Eliza Henry Jones’ debut novel, In the Quiet is now in bookshops. Eliza will be Readings featured author for the month of July.

Georgia Madden has just signed a two-book deal with Black Inc’s Nero Books.

Craig Cormick is on an author tour of the US to promote his new book, The Floating City (Angry Robot), the sequel to The Shadow Master.

Stunning Three-Book Deal for new Calidris client!
Posted on: 25 September 2014

It is an immense pleasure to extend warmest congratulations to Eliza Henry-Jones and to announce that HarperCollins have signed her for a three-book deal. Her debut novel,
In the Quiet, will be published in July 2015.

In the Quiet is a tender and beautifully unfolding narrative related by Cate Carlton who has recently died, yet is able to linger on, watching her three children and husband as they grapple over life without her on their rural horse property.

Against the backdrop of a small Australian agricultural town, In the Quiet explores grief and loss and the strange and wonderful ways that people find joy and the strength to carry on.

HarperCollins Publisher Catherine Milne said: ‘I am over the moon to be publishing this novel and to be there at the start of what is bound to be a brilliant career. In the Quiet is beautiful, sweet and heart-warming – I can see so many readers just falling in love with these characters, as I was only five pages in before I wanted to give them all hugs.’

Eliza says “I could not be more thrilled. You can never truly gauge how a manuscript will be taken by other people, and it is incredibly startling and joyful to have had others pick it up and have it resonate. Deepest thanks go to Sally, who has gone above and beyond in every way and who could not have been more wonderful to work with.”

Having written a novel every year since the age of fourteen, Eliza can now, at age twenty-four, say that she has served her apprenticeship. Her work has been published in various literary journals including Southerly and Island and in 2012 she was a Young Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Pritchard Writers’ Centre.

Aside from writing, she has gained a Degree in Psychology and English, qualifications in Alcohol and Other Drugs and postgraduate qualifications in Grief, Loss and Trauma Counselling. She is also an accomplished horsewoman who uses horses in therapy sessions for children and families who have experienced trauma and substance abuse at a Melbourne drug rehabilitation centre.

To learn more about Eliza go to http://www.elizajane.com.au

You can also follow her on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ehenryjones


Eliza with Bertie