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    Australia’s most prestigious literary award has been bestowed on Josephine Wilson for ‘Extinctions’, published by UWA Publishing. In a year when the Miles Franklin Literary Award celebrates its 60th anniversary, it is fitting the 2017 winning novel should address the themes of ageing and survival. Ms Wilson will receive $60,000 in prize money for her novel, which the judging panel described as “compassionate and unapologetically intelligent”.   “In Extinctions, Josephine Wilson explores ageing, adoption, grief and remorse, empathy and self-centredness,” said chair of the judging panel and State Library of NSW Mitchell Librarian Richard Neville. “The novel is a meditation on survival:...

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    On Thursday 14 September, thousands of Australians will be taking time out to read for an hour. They might do it on their own, with family and friends, or take part in one of the hundreds of events in libraries and bookshops across Australia. And they will be joined by a host of celebrities, including household name authors and many of our politicians.   We will be getting involved here at James Bennett with staff encouraged to take part. The Australian Reading Hour is an important annual campaign encouraging Australians of all ages to read. The premise is simple – pick...

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    Selina Tusitala Marsh has been announced as the New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2017-19. The Poet Laureate is one of the most prestigious national awards for New Zealand Poets, recognising outstanding contributions to New Zealand poetry. Selina is an award-winning author of three collections of poetry, including her latest book, Tightrope. She currently lectures at the University of Auckland, specialising in Maori and Pacific literature.

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    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that the NSW government will no longer force the mergers of 14 Sydney local councils currently challenging the actions in court. The proposed mergers that will no longer proceed are: Burwood, City of Canada Bay and Strathfield Municipal councils; Hornsby Shore and Ku-ring-gai councils; Hunter's Hill, Lane Cove and City of Ryde councils; Mosman Municipal, North Sydney and Willoughby City councils; Randwick City, Waverley and Woollahra Municipal councils. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald Ms Berejiklian stated "The government's merger policy has always been about putting ratepayers first and it has become increasingly clear that...

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    We love graphic novels at James Bennett so we are excited about Comic Con-versation 2017. It runs from the 10th-15th July. The Comic Con-versation Library Festival (CCV) is an avenue for the comics community to mingle with the library community through a diverse program of engagement, which includes workshops, live drawing sessions, panels and exhibitions. It is aimed at children, teens, and adults. Libraries participating this year include: Burwood, Fairfield, Liverpool, Ryde, Sutherland, and the Inner West Council Libraries of Ashfield, Leichhardt, and Marrickville. Comic Con-versation (CCV) began in 2014 with an evening comic convention at Ashfield Library. In 2015, CCV organisers...

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    Last week we saw the presentation of the first ever Library Design Awards. Nominations covered new and refurbished libraries from across Australia and included inspirational examples of modern exteriors and interiors for school, public, academic and special libraries. At James Bennett we are very proud of the part we have played in helping to support the creation and delivery of opening day collections for many libraries over the years, some of which are included in the nominees listed.  In particular, we feel very privileged to have worked on the opening day collection for the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre which won...

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