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90 PACKETS OF INSTANT NOODLES by
Deb Fitzpatrick (Fremantle Press $17.95)
Two ratbag kids get into deeper and deeper trouble, until
they're separated and one has to live by -- and fend for --
himself for 90 days.
BEAUTIFUL MONSTER by Kate McCaffrey
(Fremantle Press $19.95) A sinister thriller for young people based
on the imaginary friend from hell -- anorexia nervosa. Award-
winning writer Kate uses literature to make powerful points.
FACT FOCUS BOOKS (WA Museum, $18.95)
Western Australia's geological marvels are the subject of a small series of books (pictured above) by Ken
McNamara. Designed for tourists, kids and those of us with some interest in the fascinating -- and ancient --
land we inhabit, they answer all your questions about stromatolites, pinnacles and meteorite craters.
On the list
WA author Craig Silvey (above) has made the
shortlist for Australia's most prestigious literary
award, the Miles Franklin, for his novel Jasper
Jones. (Jon Doust was long-listed for Boy on a
Wire). Up against two-time winner Alex Miller and
previous nominees Sonya Hartnett, Brian Castro
and Peter Temple, we'll nevertheless be keeping
our fingers crossed for Craig when the awards are
announced in late June.
The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre
has nurtured WA writers for years and likes to get
them pretty young. As well as a host of events
for adult writers it also hosts Write-A-Rama
workshops for children aged 10 to13 during the
school holidays, with noted children's writers as
mentors and course deliverers, an excursion and
great opportunities for children to meet other
writers of their age and develop their writing
skills. You will find all the information you need
for the July holidays at kspf.iinet.net.au. Get them
writing and get them somewhere else.
Richard Burton Award
Actor Richard Burton's widow Sally now lives
in WA and to celebrate her late husband's
illustrious career and further the development of
WA playwrights, she has established the Richard
Burton Award for new plays. With a $30,000 prize,
it's open to full-length, unproduced plays which
have been written in the 12 months up to the
closing date (July 2). The winning play will be given
a staged reading by Black Swan Theatre company,
which will also have the right to produce it. Now,
where was that quill? bsstc.com.au.
Bigger Hungerford prize
The prize money for the TAG Hungerford Award
has been doubled to $12,000. The winner will
get a publishing contract with Fremantle Press
and, thanks to writingWa and the New Edition
Bookshop, some cash as well. Long recognised as
WA's most important award for emerging writers,
the prize is open to unpublished manuscripts in
both the fiction and creative non-fiction genres.
For more information see www.writingWA.org
and get your entries in by July 30.
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