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Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Image is a young Aboriginal child reading a book about emus and pointing at the illustration on the page.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation wins the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2024 

The Indigenous, Community-led organisation wins the largest award of its kind in the world.

Rikki Milera-Wilson and Amber Ahang. Photo: James Cubillo. Two dancers rehearsing inside a light filled room.

Opportunities and awards

Art award for youths, major commission opportunities, plus winners of WA Multicultural Awards and nominees of 2024 Queensland Music Awards.

Young authors sitting at table with laptop and books. University Queensland.

A rise in demand for good writers

From creative writing genres to honing workplace writing skills, this program gives you the edge when it comes to flexible…

A teenage girl reads a book, sitting on the floor against bookshelves. Teen literary habits.

Australian teen literary habits revealed by new Deakin University research

Deakin University surveyed high school students to understand reading habits and preferences among teenagers, with the goal of increasing teen…

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This week's arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.


2024 Stella Prize shortlist announcement

Small press publishing houses dominate the shortlist of this year's Stella Prize.

Whenever You're Ready. Image on left is a headshot of Trish Bolton, a middle aged woman with grey wavy shoulder length hair. On right is a pink book cover with an illustration of a table laid for tea with a teapot, watermelon and a banksia in a in jar. The title is in green and the author's name in white.

Book review: Whenever You're Ready, Trish Bolton

A debut novel from a Melbourne-based author in which a trio of 70-something women take the spotlight.

Image is a bookshop with floor to ceiling shelves and a ladder to reach to the top. Bookshops.

Brisbane's bookshops: navigating challenges with community and innovation

Sales are down nationally, but book shops in Brisbane are moving with the times and seeing rewards.


Live Literature in Australia report

New research about the live events that bring authors and illustrators to the community has been released.

Cool Water. On the left is a head shot of a woman with red lipstick and short dark hair, she is looking slightly defensively at the camera. On the right is a blue book cover of a fish in a jar and the title in yellow.

Book review: Cool Water, Myfanwy Jones

Fathers and sons and how damage can be inherited.

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