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UK Australia 2021/22 Season launch

The Season is the largest ever cultural exchange between the two nations and involves more than 200 live and digital events across both nations.

L-R: Evelyn Araluen, Eunice Andrada and Elfie Shiosaki have all been shortlisted for collections of poetry for the 2022 Stella prize. Composite: Stuart Spence / Westmedia / Kristy Wan
Literature

Revealed: The Stella Prize 2022 shortlist

The Stella Prize for Australian women and non-binary writers worth $50,000, has just announced its shortlist for 2022 – with the inclusion, for the first time

Literature

OUT NOW: Devotion by Hannah Kent

From the bestselling author of Burial Rites and The Good People, Devotion is a stunning story of girlhood and friendship, faith and suspicion, and the impossible lengths we go to for

Theatre

Barry Humphries announces new UK tour

The Dame Edna Everage creator will be back on stage a decade after announcing his retirement. The Australian actor will tour the UK next year from

Music

Ōkārito Ways

British songwriter Larry Mindel has just released Ōkārito Ways, a love song to the wetlands of Southland’s beautiful but vulnerable Ōkārito Lagoon. Those looking for a

Art

UK-Australia Season 2021-22 Launch 1 September

(An eye-witness account from your FANZA roving reporter) Mary Beard riddled with guilt. Leanne Benjamin teetering. Julia Gillard disbelieving. Barry Humphries quelling his inner Sir Les.

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UK / AU Season Book Launch

Ancestors, artefacts, empire: Indigenous Australia in British and Irish museums Museums across Great Britain and Ireland hold Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (collectively referred to as

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Indigenous Literacy Day 1st September 2021

To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD), the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is proud to present Celebrating Stories and Language, a free virtual event for all Australians going

Film

London Australian Film Festival review

This year’s London Australian Film Festival offered four days of screenings at the Regent Street Cinema in late June, as well as a special pair of

Film

Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

  After a decade of being absent from the big screen, Academy Award-winner New Zealander Jane Campion is readying her first feature since 2009’s Bright Star.

Music

Full house for FANZA Opera Extravaganza!

October saw FANZA join forces with Goodenough College in central London to host a fabulous evening of opera before an enchanted capacity audience. The Great Hall’s

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Geoffrey Robertson Lunches with FANZA Members

More than 100 friends of FANZA and JUSTICE enjoyed riveting anecdotes fom the maverick barrister and passionate defender of press freedom and human rights over a

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Poet Nina Powles Wins New UK Prize

Wellington-born Nina Powles is one of the three recipients of the inaugural Women Poets’ prize, which aims to celebrate the empowerment of women and reward “creatively

Comedy

Rose Matafeo Wins Fringe Comedy Award

Kiwi comedian Rose Matafeo triumphed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award. She is the fifth woman to win the award,

Literature

New Greer titles due in the UK for Autumn 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing will publish Germaine Greer’s controversial essay On Rape in September, while UK rights to Germaine by Elizabeth Kleinhenz have been snapped up by Scribe

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Claire Zorn to Launch in UK

The deal sees Raven Books, Ransom’s new YA imprint, launching Australian author Claire Zorn in the UK Ransom Publishing, traditionally a schools’ publisher, has taken on

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Jane Harper – The Dry

‘One of the most stunning debuts I’ve ever read…Read it!’ David Baldacci Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn’t rained in

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Jane Rawson – From the Wreck

‘It’s hard to find the right words to praise this novel. I think we need a whole new critical vocabulary to be invented. Rawson recreates a

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Eating Well Everyday by Peter Gordon

‘Peter Gordon’s food is the finest example of culinary magic.’ Yotam Ottolenghi Tasty and daring, yet simple and straightforward, the Godfather of fusion cooking Peter Gordon

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The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

  For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves

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Rather His Own Man by Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson led students in the ’60s to demand an end to racism and censorship. He went on to become a top human rights advocate, saving

Dance

Dancenorth to Tour UK

Dancenorth, one of Queensland’s most exciting companies, renowned for their daring athleticism and high-powered choreography, will be touring the UK and Europe this summer. This follows

Literature

All Day at the Movies by Fiona Kidman

(Published by Aardvark, paperback, 8 March 2018) The choices of the past echo through the generations in this moving New Zealand saga tracing the lives of

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Salt Creek by Lucy Treolar

(Published by Aardvark, paperback, 22 February 2018) 1855. Failed entrepreneur Stanton Finch moves his family from Adelaide to the remote Coorong area of Southern Australia, in

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A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay

(Published by Two Roads, paperback, 8 March 2018) A novel of two families, interconnected through the house that bears witness to their lives. When Elsie Gormley

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The Railwayman’s Wife by Ashley Hay

(Published by Two Roads, paperback, January 2018) ‘Exquisitely written and deeply felt … a true book of wonders.’ Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of YEAR OF