We're delighted to announce that two NewSouth authors have been shortlisted for the Tasmania Book Prize in the 2015 Premier's Literary Prizes: Quentin Beresford for 'The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd.' and Henry Reynolds for 'Forgotten War'. The prize is for the best book with Tasmanian content in any genre and Chair of the judging panel, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart explained that the judges "were looking for works that said something new about Tasmania and the way Tasmania has shaped the lives of those who live here, or have lived here."
Congratulations to Hugh Dolan, who last week won the Secondary Student Resource – Junior category at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2015. Hugh was awarded the prize for his factual comics 'Gallipoli: The Landing' and 'Reg Saunders: An Indigenous War Hero'. We look forward to his forthcoming title 'Ned Kelly'. Hugh said, "I am now hoping to offer kids a new path to reading and historical discovery through the factual comic."