What a huge weekend Beverley McWilliams and Timothy Ide had at the Edinburgh Airshow where they signed copies of Born to Fly, Tim showed off his talent as an artist and they both talked all things Harry Butler with aviation fans. The book really is a perfect Christmas present for inquisitive youngsters.
We are thrilled that Message in a Sock has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s History Awards. Congratulations to author Kaye Baillie and illustrator Narelda Joy.
Narelda attended the awards ceremony and had a splendid time. Continue reading NSW Premier’s History Awards
Patrick Allington launched Paul Mitchell’s We. Are. Family. with a terrific speech in Adelaide on Friday 9 September 2016. Several people have asked for the speech, so here it is, in all its glory:
What can I tell you about Paul Mitchell’s We. Are. Family? … What I won’t do is introduce the characters or give you a detailed account of the plot. You should experience those things for yourself. The story unfolds less like a flower opening (despite the arresting cover image) and more like the pulling of sticks, one at a time, from a great pile of wood. And when you read this book, Continue reading Patrick Allington’s launch speech for We. Are. Family.
MidnightSun Publishing is extremely honoured and proud that our first picture book, One Step at a Time written by Jane Jolly and illustrated by Sally Heinrich, has been chosen as an Honour Book in this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards.
You can read more about the book and the CBCA Awards in this Continue reading CBCA Awards
In April 2016, writer Cameron Raynes and I set out on an epic adventure tour in Europe. We had planned to visit Bologna in Italy to attend the children’s book fair there and London in the UK to visit their book fair. It was a very productive trip with lots of meetings, both with new contacts and with old friends such as the Venezuelan publisher Ekaré, who are publishing the Spanish translation of Jane Jolly and Sally Heinrich’s One Step at a Time. Continue reading Bologna and London Book Fairs
You have a great opportunity to catch Amanda Hickie at the Newtown Festival on Sunday 8 November 2015, 12.40pm at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.
Four talented Australian fiction novelists come together to for the Fictional Sydney panel focusing on how each represents Sydney in their work. Creator of Offspring, Debra Oswald’s novel Useful is a smart, moving and wry portrait of one man’s desire to give something of himself. Tegan Bennett Daylight’s short story collection Six Bedrooms is about growing up; about discovering sex; and about coming of age. Sandra Leigh-Price’s The Bird Child is set right here in Newtown in 1929 and is a novel of magic, birds, lost letters and love. Continue reading Amanda Hickie at Newtown Festival
For those of you who haven’t yet read Amanda Hickie’s terrific An Ordinary Epidemic but are interested in doing so and for those who have read and loved the book, here is Amanda giving you some background to the novel: YouTube video of Amanda Hickie
Here is the first Melbourne interview about Breaking Beauty. Lynette Washington and Anna Solding talking to Triple R. Between 32 and 44 minutes in: http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/player/128/201503181200
The good news is coming in so thick and fast these days that we are having a hard time keeping up with it all. Here is a blog post from Mostly Books about the Breaking Beauty reading last week:
If you are interested in catching up with our authors Amanda Hickie, Jane Jolly, Sally Heinrich, Kim Lock, Lynette Washington, Anna Solding, Zanesh Catkin or Kristin Weidenbach this is where you can find them:
Where we were in 2013 Continue reading 2012/13 Appearances
Although it may look like we haven’t done much the last few months, MidnightSun has actually been hard at work behind the scenes reading manuscripts and deciding on what to publish next year. We have submitted The Hum of Concrete to the Most Underrated Book Award. Both Kim and Anna have had speaking engagements. We have sponsored the Langhorne Creek Writers’ Festival. More about all of these exciting news in due course…
What is happening right now is this: Anna Solding is currently in Sydney and will head to Canberra tomorrow to participate in two events. One is organised by the ACT Writers’ Centre and one by Small Press Network, and both are facilitated by brilliant Charlotte Harper at Editia. The events take place at Gorman House, Wednesday 23 October, at 6pm and 7 for 7.30pm respectively. If you happen to be in Canberra, please come along and say hello.
On Friday 10 May 2013, Kim Lock and Anna Solding flew to Darwin for a whirlwind promotional tour of Kim’s book Peace, Love and Khaki Socks, with a launch in the city library, morning tea at the Childbirth Education Association and a Mother’s Day reading at the NT Writers’ Centre. Here is the trip in pictures: Continue reading Darwin Publicity Tour
The weather gods indulged us for this book signing, so being outside chatting with people was a real pleasure. Kim, true to form, was all smiles. And after seeing the book both on the counter and in the new releases section, who could blame her?
March has been and gone in the blink of an eye. As always, Adelaide Writers’ Week was a literary delight and the MidnightSun team spent most of the week getting inspired by brilliant writers from around the globe. Continue reading We are on a roll!