When I went to boarding school, I took only one really personal object with me. READ MORE
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The Banjo Prize Winner Announced!
The Banjo Prize Shortlist is here!
Catherine Milne on Getting a Job in Book Publishing
Words: Catherine Milne I can still vividly remember the moment when I knew I wanted to work in publishing. It was after my first and only visit to my university careers service. I’d finished my arts degree and was desperate for a job, any job. I spotted an ad for something called a National Education Representative at Penguin Books. Right, I thought. I can do that. Whatever that is. READ MORE
Thank You For Entering The Banjo Prize
Words: Catherine Milne, Head of Local Fiction Publishing When we dreamed up the idea of the Banjo Prize – as a way of finding Australia’s next great storyteller – I wasn’t sure what we could expect. It’s quite one thing to dream up something like this, and quite another thing to put it out into the world. Maybe, I thought hopefully to myself, just maybe, we might get some interest. After all, while there are quite a few well established literary prizes out there – the Vogel and the Richell Prize, just to name a couple – there’s not so many competitions out there for people who just want to tell rippingly good stories. READ MORE
Meet Kiki Button: socialite, private detective and spy
1920s Paris is my ultimate fantasy destination. Ever since I read Among the Bohemians by Virginia Nicholson, I have been fascinated (read: obsessed) with it. Nicholson’s book explores the lives of bohemian, artistic London from 1900 to WWII – not their work, but how they dressed, where they lived, what they ate, how they created lives as artists, rebels, and thrill-seekers. READ MORE
Robyn Cadwallader: A book about why we write books
Holly Ringland: ‘Fiction is the lie that tells the truth’
Catherine Milne on Comfort Reading as Self Care
[caption id="attachment_6061" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Words: Catherine Milne, HarperCollins Fiction Publisher[/caption] At stressful times, when you’re down, or when you just want an instant pick-me-up or escape from reality, do you often find yourself reaching – along with the chocolate/tea/wine (name your addiction of choice) – for a book that you’ve read many times before? READ MORE
Looking back on a year of passionate book-making with Catherine Milne
This week, I’m thinking a lot about that beautiful Kahlil Gibran saying, ‘work is love, made visible’. That’s just really been resonating with me, as we reach the end of what has felt like a long, hard and often challenging year in publishing and bookselling. READ MORE