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Would you like to name a cat in Chris Grabenstein's next book? by ( 29 September 2010 / ) - Yes, your favorite catís name can be one of the three immortalized in award-winning author CHRIS GRABENSTEINíS next ghost story for middle grade readers, THE BLACK HEART CRYPT, which will be published by Random House in the fall of 2011. The heroís three elderly aunts show up to help him battle the ghosts swarming out of their graves on Halloween and each of the ladies, of course, comes equipped with a cat.

So Chris needs three good cat names. (more ...)

The 15th annual Ned Kelly Awards: Winners announced by ( 09 September 2010 / ) - The Ned Kelly Award winners for 2010 were announced on Friday, September 3 at the Melbourne Writers Festival Club, ACMI.

The winners are:

    Best First Fiction: Mark Dapin, King of the Cross, Macmillan
    Best True Crime: Kathy Marks, Pitcairn: Paradise Lost, Harper Collins
    Best Fiction: Garry Disher, Wyatt Text
    SD Harvey Short Story: Zane Lovitt, Leaving the Fountainhead
    Lifetime Achievement: Peter Doyle

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