Good News: July 2016

  • Mark Clemens has released his latest book The Field of Dreams: Walking in Tasmania’s First National Park. The official launch will take place at the State Cinema next month.
  • The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2016 once again had entries from across Australia and New Zealand. Craig Cormick‘s winning story appeared in the June edition of Tasmania 40° South magazine and all finalists’ stories will be published in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2016 to be published around August/September. Visit our page to see the full list of finalists and learn more about the next round of entries.
  • Tasmanian author Polly McGee’s debut novel Dogs of India has been optioned by Emmy nominated and AFI winning producer Philip Bowman. The international travel company World Expeditions is also delivering a tour to India based on the novel. Run in partnership with The Author People, the tour Polly McGee – My India will start in Delhi and move to the Jaipur Writers Festival along its way, and Polly will be a guide.
  • Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty have just released Notes on an Exodus, which you can pick up at the Hobart Bookshop. It traces the pair’s 2016 journey to Lebanon, Greece, and Serbia through notes and sketches, paying a personal homage to issues surrounding refugees.
  • Tasmanian author Graham Lang has been selected for publication in the Griffith Review with his novella A Fulcrum of Infinities. He is one of five writers chosen by judges Nick Earls, Aviva Tuffield, and Sally Breen.
  • Noel Beha has written what he calls ‘the unwritable book’: How to Understand Women: for Men’s Eyes Only. It’s out now on Amazon Kindle, and you can find a copy here.
  • Kathryn Lomer has been shortlisted in the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Her Talk Under Water is selected for the Young Adults section.

If you’ve recently had work published or won an award, let us know at news@taswriters.org.