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A collection of five picture books that cover flora and fauna themes.

Nature as muse in children's literature: 2024 award shortlists

Discover the writers and illustrators nominated for the Environmental and Karajia Awards for Children's Literature.

A panel of three photos. An Indigenous woman in a black jacket looking over her shoulder, an Asian man in a black shirt, white t-shirt and glasses and an Asian woman wearing a maroon top.

Literary orgs partner to present new festival

The inaugural Liminal Festival will take place in August at the Wheeler Centre, offering both in-person and online events.

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Opinions & Analysis

Questions raised over ‘Simpler. Fairer. Faster.’ arts funding model

Create NSW has announced a new approach to its arts funding model, but first reactions say it favours competitiveness over…

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2024 Icon Award winner, Reuben Kaye in Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre. Photo: Claudio Raschella. Kaye is in a black suit set with a low neckline, wearing heavy makeup and his hair sleeked back. He is sitting down with a big smile and gesturing with his hands.

Opportunities and awards

Entries open for photographic and writer's awards, new commissions, First Nations recording grants, and more!

King's Honours Medals.

Appalling lack of King's Birthday Honours for the arts

Where are the artists? ArtsHub takes a look at this year's King's List Honours to gauge how the arts were…

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Career Advice

5 pitching tips for freelance writers

How do you pitch your story ideas in the most efficient way possible and with the greatest chance of success?

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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.

Suddenly Single at Sixty. Image on left is black and white head and shoulders shot of a 60-something Caucasian blonde woman with short wavy hair. She is smiling. On the right is a yellow book cover with an illustration of a hand holding a glass of sparkling wine.

Book review: Suddenly Single at Sixty, Jo Peck

A splendid and heartfelt response to the oldest cliché in the book – the husband who leaves the writer for…

Depth of Field. On the left an author shot of a young Caucasian woman with straight black hair and a long sleeved black T shirt photographed in a garden from the waist up. On the right the book cover of a blurry figure silhouetted against a large window.

Book review: Depth of Field, Kirsty Iltners

A well told story that tackles the fallout from the fallibility of memory.

Hurdy Gurdy. On the left is a book cover of a circus tent in the distance at night. On the right is an author shot of a middle aged Caucasian women with shoulder length white hair, black jumper and glasses.

Book review: Hurdy Gurdy, Jenny Ackland

A dystopian Australia sees women's bodies policed and subjugated.

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