‘Disturbing’: government intervenes in Melbourne Uni publishing turmoil

By Henrietta Cook & Clay Luca, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31st Jan 2019 Some university insiders believe Ms Adler’s decision to publish ABC reporter Louise Milligan’s controversial award-winning book about Cardinal George Pell was a catalyst for the overhaul. But others say the changes were due to the publisher’s financial… Continue reading

‘It’s a sad day’: Melbourne Uni Publishing board quit amid turmoil

By Henrietta Cook and Jason Steger, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30th Jan 2019 Melbourne University Publishing chief executive Louise Adler and five board members have dramatically resigned after the university decided to shift its focus to publishing academic books. Former NSW premier Bob Carr, who was among the directors who… Continue reading

Stephanie Conn in ‘Banshee’: the poem ‘Family Line’

It brings back fond memories to Tasmanians appreciative of poetry to read new work by Northern Ireland poet Stephanie Conn in Irish literary journal Banshee. Stephanie was a guest in October 2017 of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival, coinciding with a visit to her sister-in-law who lives in the north of… Continue reading

Varuna Publisher Introduction Program 2018 – Shortlist Announced

[5th Feb 2018] – Varuna announces its Publisher Introduction Program for 2018 Varuna is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Publisher Introduction Program (PIP 2018). This year we selected 25 unpublished manuscripts written by new or emerging Australian writers to send to our eight publishing partners. From these shortlisted… Continue reading