Head On 2016 Photo Exhibition

HeadOn_logoParramatta Library presents Head On 2016 – a digital photo exhibition. Artists on display include Krishna Tummalapalli and Anna Katharina Zeitler, with a selection of prize winners from Head On 2015. The exhibition will be on display on the ground floor of Parramatta Library from 29 April to 22 May 2016 and on YouTube.

Vote for your favourite image for People’s Choice for a chance to win a $50 Coles Myer gift card by filling in an entry form in the Library or sending in your name, phone number, email address and photo code to parrareads@parracity.nsw.gov.au. One entry per person, entries close Sunday 22 May 2016.

The Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist

arcadiaThe Arthur C Clarke award is for science fiction. What’s new about this year’s selection is that one of the titles, Iain PearsArcadia, that also comes in the form of an interactive app.

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2016 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award

memory artistFrom the shortlist of four, Katherine Brabon has won this year’s Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for her novel The Memory Artist, an ‘intelligent, moving, Russia-themed meditation’.

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016 shortlists

The shortlisted titles in each of the categories are listed below.

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

Ghost River (Tony Birch, UQP)

Locust Girl: A Lovesong (Merlinda Bobis, Spinifex Press)

Clade (James Bradley, Hamish Hamilton)

The Life of Houses (Lisa Gorton, Giramondo)

A Guide to Berlin (Gail Jones, Vintage)

The World without Us (Mireille Juchau, Bloomsbury)

You can participate people’s choice for this category on http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about-library-awards-nsw-premiers-literary-awards/christina-stead-prize-fiction-peoples-choice

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