Catherine Milne

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

The Cutest Book Submission From Five-Year-Old Girl!

Catherine Milne book submission

One of the joys of working in publishing is that you never quite know what you’re going to receive in your email inbox every morning – a hot new manuscript that you’ll fall in love with, an approach from an author with a new story to tell, or news about an exciting project...  But yesterday morning, there was something quite different.  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

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

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