Archives for April 2009

Miles Franklin Award shortlist announced

The winner of the Miles Franklin Award will be announced on Thursday June 18. Vote for your favourite in my poll and if you’d like to say why you’re making that choice, I’d love to hear from you. I’ll be reading my way through as many of the titles as I can by the award […]

Lost Libraries: The destruction of great book collections since antiquity

This review was first published in an ezine, the Fine Print. Lost Libraries reviewed by Paula Grunseit

Restoring the balance

Restoring the Balance Review by Paula Grunseit The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2004. 3rd ed Ed. by Henrietta M Smith. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.176p US$35.00 soft ISBN 0838935400 This comprehensive and important book pays tribute to 35 years of Coretta Scott King Awards given to outstanding African-American writers and illustrators in the field of […]

Footpath Library and the Luncheon Club

The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library is an organisation aiming to empower homeless and disavantaged people through books. The organisation builds libraries in hostels and refuges (for men, women and young people) and operates a weekly footpath library. This article recently published in MiNDFOOD magazine tells you more about the founder, Sarah Garnett and how she […]

Editors in Conversation

    Editors in Conversation Reviewed by Paula Grunseit   Edited by Kerry Biram, Diane Brown & Jenny Craig, Editors in conversation,  Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2007, ISBN 1-7409-7137-X, RRP: $22, paperback, 202 pp   So how did you become an editor? Put this question to eight editors and you’ll get eight different answers. Editors in […]

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