Catherine Chidgey wins major prize at 2023 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards
A ‘powerfully compelling’ novel narrated by a cheeky magpie called Tama has flown off with New Zealand’s top literary prize. The Axeman’s Carnival, by Ngāruawāhia-based writer Catherine Chidgey, has won […]
Harvey Keitel joins cast of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Harvey Keitel has signed on to star in the eagerly anticipated Sky and Peacock TV adaptation of the Heather Morris novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Granta names Eleanor Catton in Best of Young British Novelists list
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has made Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists list.
Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser wins Rathbones Folio Prize for fiction
Australian author Michelle de Kretser’s novel, Scary Monsters, has won this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize for fiction. Described by the judges as “a work of beautifully composed genius; two consonant […]
Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler wins prestigious travel writing award
English-born Australian publishing entrepreneur, businessman and writer Tony Wheeler has won the Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing. Co-Founder of Lonely Planet, Tony has been described as […]
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris to be adapted for screen
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the bestselling novel by New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based writer Heather Morris is being turned into a six-part TV series. The co-production with Britain’s Sky and America’s Peacock […]
Cate Blanchett wins BAFTA best actress for role in Tár
Cate Blanchett won best actress for her acclaimed performance as a composer-conductor in Tár.
Sam Neill to star opposite Annette Bening in new drama series Apples Never Fall
Actor and FANZA arts patron Sam Neill will star opposite Annette Bening (American Beauty, The Kids Are All Right) in the highly anticipated new drama, Apples Never Fall. Based on Liane […]
Exiles by Jane Harper named ‘book of the month’
The highly anticipated fifth novel from ‘Australian queen of crime’ author Jane Harper, Exiles, hit the shelves in the UK on 2 February. Arriving with great fanfare, it’s now been […]
Australia and the UK announce landmark orchestral exchange
The Australian High Commission in London, Acting High Commissioner to the UK, Lynette Wood, has announced a ground-breaking new partnership between Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra. The agreement […]