Posts Tagged ‘shaun tan’

Qld Literary Awards vs Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The winners of the Qld Literary Awards and the PM Literary Awards are being announced on the same evening – Monday 8th December. You can follow the PM announcements live at ‪#PMLitAwards  or tune into ‪@APAC_ch648  at 7:15pm ‪http://on.fb.me/1pPELkt . It is fantastic that both these awards exist. They include outstanding Australian books and their shortlists promote these […]

Review – Imagine a City

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The sumptuous cloth cover and unfurling clouds swirling across the end pages indicate something special about Elise Hurst’s latest picture book, Imagine a City. You’ll recognise Hurst’s illustrations from her other picture books such as The Night Garden, Flood and The Midnight Club to name a few. Imagine a City is a glorious collection of […]

A Snapshot of Australian YA and Fiction in the USA

Monday, July 7th, 2014

I’ve just returned from visiting some major cities in the USA. It was illuminating to see which Australian literature is stocked in their (mostly) indie bookstores. This is anecdotal but shows which Australian books browsers are seeing, raising the profile of our literature. Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief was the most prominent Australian book. I […]

Doodles and Drafts – An Interview with Lucia Masciullo

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

At a time of year when there are more new children’s book releases than autumn leaves drifting about, it’s nice to grab a cuppa, sit back and remember that what makes a book brilliant is the genius behind its creation. Today we meet one of those geniuses, the quietly charismatic illustrator, Lucia Masciullo. Her story […]

Something for Shaun Tan diehards

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

If you’re a fan of Shaun Tan’s work (and honestly, who isn’t?), this is news that is sure to get you salivating. Hachette have just announced that they will be producing a limited 1500-copy run of a The Arrival and Sketches from a Nameless Land Suitcase Collector’s Edition. This exclusive edition includes hard cover limited […]

Aussiecon 4 Memories

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The 68th World Science Fiction Convention is over! Five days of panels, talks, signings, parties, awards and other related stuff, has ended. People from all over the world are making their way home… or perhaps sightseeing across Australia before departing our golden shores. I’m now sitting in front of my computer at home in Melbourne, […]

Boomerang at the 2010 CBCA Imagine This! Imagine That! Conference

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Boomerang Books is proud to announce that this weekend, not only is a member of our Boomerang Books blogging team speaking at the sold-out 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Conference, but we’ll be live-blogging the two-day event – with scheduled appearances by the big names in Australian children’s writing, including Libby Gleeson, […]

Aussiecon 4

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Aussiecon 4 is coming soon and I can hardly wait! “What is it?” I hear you ask. Aussiecon 4 is the 68th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon, for short). And it’s going to be in Melbourne. To say that I am excited, is an understatement. Today, I’ve invited long-time Worldcon attendee, Laurie Mann, to tell […]

The Star and Felicity Marshall

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Last Tuesday I went along to the launch of Felicity Marshall’s picture book, The Star, which I reviewed a couple of posts back. Port Melbourne Prints and Framing (276-278 Bay Street, Port Melbourne) was a terrific location for the launch, which also doubled as the opening of an exhibition of artwork from the book. In […]

The Myth of the Children’s Book (Part 1)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

If you read up on these kinds of things, you’ll already have been aware that the Hugo Award nominees for 2010 have been announced. Among them the name ‘Shaun Tan’ sits merrily, in the category of ‘Best Professional Artist’ . And if you’ve been hiding under a different rock from the one Shaun Tan’s been […]