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2015 Literary Awards News: National Biography Award & NSW Premier's History Awards 

Literary Award season continues with the announcement of the winner of the National Biography Award last week and today with the announcement of the NSW Premier’s History Awards… 517 more words

An Unsentimental Bloke wins the National Biography Award

Congratulations to Philip Butterss, whose biography of CJ Dennis, An Unsentimental Bloke, won the National Biography Award of Australia on Monday. A battered old copy of CJ Dennis’s… 176 more words


Australian Writers of Influence

Remembering Words
Today’s Australia is very different to colonial times. The right of an individual to live and work without prejudice is not considered remarkable, but rather essential, and is protected by law. 502 more words

Author Chats

Time for a poem: THE FEAST


by CJ Dennis

Cackle and lay, cackle and lay!
How many eggs did you get to-day?
Two in the manger, and four in the shed, 40 more words


Philip Butterss, An unsentimental bloke: The life and work of C. J. Dennis (Review)

If you are an Australian, particularly one of a certain age, chances are you studied some C.J. Dennis at school, most likely “The play” from his best-known book… 1,127 more words

Australian Literature

The Triantiwontigongolope

It’s 21 March. Happy World Poetry Day!

Here’s one of our favourite poems:


There's a very funny insect that you do not often spy,
And it isn't quite a spider, and it isn't quite a fly;
It is something like a beetle, and a little like a bee,
But nothing like a wooly grub that climbs upon a tree. 211 more words

Merry Christmas, "Been Thinking of You"

After much anticipation and a recent live interview with Wild Kat Dennis and Fat Dawg on BBC Radio; CLOWN TOWN’s new single is now available on iTunes and Amazon! 8 more words