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Works About this Award

Yothu Yindi Receives the Tribute at ARIAs they so Richly Deserve 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 5 December no. 293 2012; (p. 10-11)
Hall of Fame First, Now Yunupingu Looks Ahead Michael Gordon , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 November 2012; (p. 3)
Award for Singer 'Madness' Christian Kerr , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 12 June 2012; (p. 6)
'The award of the nation’s highest honour to philosopher, bioethicist and activist Peter Singer has prompted outrage, with Nationals Senate " and a Christian group slamming " (p.6).
Heart Strings and Hip Pocket : Garth Nix’s Writings for Children, Young Adults and Adults Alice Mills , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 67-81)
'In any Australian bookshop oriented to the general public, as in Britain and the USA, fantasy books for children and young adults have gained huge increase in shelf space over the past decade; enough fantasy books for these age groups have been published each year in Australia to begin to justify a division on the shelves between realist and fantasy (and, more recently, another division between fantasy and the paranormal) Australian fiction. Fantasy for these age groups ia a major selling category, and the categories for the Aurealis Awards (the premier Australian award for speculative fiction) have been progressively expanded, in the case of children's literature, to five. Fantasy for these age groups is thus a major sector of the Australian market. The ferocity of competition for substantial awards, both monetary and in terms of literary prizes, perhaps explains why some fantasy authors for children and young adults are in the forefront of Australian literary marketing in the first decade of the twenty-first century, Garth Nix being among the most successful in the field. (Authors introduction 67)
Governments Consider Literary Stakes Stuart Glover , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , February no. 215 2012; (p. 6-7)
'Australia's first poet laureate received two cows. With government bodies re-examining arts funding, Stuart Glover asks what assistance the current crop of writers can expect.'
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