Accidentally Like a Martyr

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It appears that the incoming Liberal/National Party government in Queensland has decided to scrap the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards as a cost-cutting exercise.  Saving approximately $250k out of a $40bn budget seems rather petty.  I think the Arts community in that state is probably in for a bit of a hammering over the next few years.  However, in the wake of this decision, comes the news of a movement to continue the awards under a different name.

And then in the state due south of Queensland, the Conservative Government of Barry O'Farrell is "reinvigorating" his Premier's Literary Awards.

Chong went along to the Wheeler Centre recently to hear Robert Dessaix speak.  Good illustrations as well.

I Know I've Made It as a Writer When...

Sonya Hartnett has been included on the longlist for the 2012 Carnegie Medal for her novel The Midnight Zoo.

I haven't read Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas so can't actually be sure that this adaptation is of his novel.  The in-coming links seem to imply that it is.

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