Australian Books – Sydney Morning Herald – Book Council of Australia to be scrapped as $52.5 million cut to arts revealed in MYEFO

December 15, 2015 Dewi Cooke, Garry Maddox, Linda Morris Treasurer Scott Morrison. Photo: Andrew Meares Screen Australia will suffer its third round of cuts in 18 months while the government scraps the Book Council of Australia as part of $52.5 million in cuts to the Arts and Communications, $47 million of which it will redirect to…

Books Etc – Private library a book lover’s dream

This simple extension to a rural French house is what every book lover has ever coveted. Designed by Parisian architect Antonin Ziegler, the black wooden box was commissioned to house the owner’s expanding book collection. With large windows in three walls, the cliff-top extension provides expansive views of the sea and the countryside. Click for…

Books – Death of Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough: Internationally acclaimed Australian author dies aged 77 Internationally acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough has died in hospital on Norfolk Island, aged 77. The popular writer was most well known for her sweeping family drama, The Thorn Birds, set on a remote sheep station in outback Australia. The book, which sold 30 million copies…