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IN THE NEWS*Are you attending SWITCH2015?* Why not include a fun, interesting and educational visit to James Bennett while you are in Sydney? Our tour bus is leaving soon so make sure you are on board! James Bennett has scheduled a tour of our Brookvale facility the day before SWITCH2015 kicks off. *RSVP today to reserve your spot.* Spots are limited so please get in early to avoid disappointment. *JAMES BENNETT TOUR — THE DETAILS* Tuesday 17th November 2015 10.45am — Meet at Circular Quay (at the Manly ferry wharf) ferry trip to Manly transport to the James Bennett office and warehouse meet and...
IN THE NEWSA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James is the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. A Brief History of Seven Killings is published by Oneworld Publications, distributed in Australia by Bloomsbury Publishing. The 44-year-old, now resident in Minneapolis, is the first Jamaican author to win the prize in its 47-year history. A Brief History of Seven Killings is a 686-page epic with over 75 characters and voices. Set in Kingston, where James was born, the book is a fictional history of the attempted murder of Bob Marley in 1976. Of the book, the New York Times...
IN THE NEWSBelarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, 67, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The chair of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, said her polyphonic writings were "a monument to suffering and courage in our time." Alexievich is recognised for her work chronicalling the lives and experiences of her fellow citizens in Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine, documenting events such as the the Chernobyl disaster and the Soviet war in Afghanistan through a human lens.Danius praised Alexievich for “mapping the Soviet and post-Soviet individual” over the past 30-40 years, through her interviews with countless men, women, and children to provide “a history of...
IN THE NEWSHenning Mankell has passed away in his sleep aged 67. The Swedish novelist and playwright was best known for police procedurals that were translated into a score of languages and sold by the millions throughout the world. The Sydney Morning Herald paid tribute to Mankell who said he "was considered the dean of the so-called Scandinavian noir writers who gained global prominence for novels that blended edge-of-your-seat suspense with flawed, compelling protagonists and strong social themes. The genre includes Arnaldur Indridason of Iceland, Jo Nesbo of Norway and Stieg Larsson of Sweden, among others. But it was Mankell who led the...
IN THE NEWSA special Tenth Anniversary edition of Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight', featuring exclusive bonus content, will be released in October. The ground-breaking novel became an internationally bestselling publishing phenomenon, a blockbuster film franchise, and a cultural touchstone around the world. Hachette has advised the anniversary edition will be available in hardback and with new content. Meyer said "It’s amazing to me that ten years have passed since Twilight was first published. For me, this anniversary is a celebration of the fans, with all of their incredible passion and dedication. I’m excited to get to spend time with them again.” 'Twilight' has enraptured millions of...
IN THE NEWSThe New York Times said it best when they said "Jackie Collins, who wrote the kind of novels that tweedy English professors typically ignore or sniff at — sex-filled, escapist, utterly unpretentious — but that millions of readers devour and teenagers used to read by flashlight under the covers at night, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 77." Jackie Collins was the author of twenty-nine bestselling novels, which have sold nearly 500 million copies in more than 40 countries. From HOLLYWOOD WIVES to LADY BOSS, from LETHAL SEDUCTION to THE POWER TRIP, Jackie Collins has chronicled the lives of...
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