A big congratulations to Alan Atkinson, whose book The Europeans in Australia has been shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award, one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious literary awards . The other shortlisted titles include:
Clanchy, John. Six.
Garner, Helen. This House of Grief.
Harrower, Elizabeth. In Certain Circles.
London, Joan. The Golden Age.
Watson, Don. The Bush.
Wilding, Michael. Wild Bleak Bohemia
The winner will be announced at a dinner in late October.
IMA Honours Nancy Underhill
We would like to congratulate Nancy Underhill, author of Sidney Nolan: A Life, who was honoured at the Institute of Modern Art's (IMA) 40th anniversary gala dinner last week for her extraordinary and visionary contributions to the IMA, Brisbane, and Australia.
Leading human rights lawyer, Julian Burnside, QC will be in conversation with Tim Soutphomassane, Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner about his timely new book 'I'm Not Racist But ... 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act'.
Wed 5th August at Eltham Community Reception Centre, 801 Main Road, Eltham. Entry is $35.00, which includes a copy of the book or a $25.00 gift voucher, refreshments and a warm cup of Meera's cardamom tea. Prepaid early bookings are essential: 9439 8700 firstname.lastname@example.org