Shaun TanThe Literature Section encourages and supports the creation, publication and promotion of Australian literature.

Each year the Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) initiative invites to Australia international editors, publishers and literary agents to attend a week-long program of meetings, events and industry discussions.   The program is designed to promote rights sales of Australian titles in international markets, and to strengthen links between Australian publishers and the international publishing industry.

For further information about previous visiting publishers, see the VIPs alumni list.

Follow this link for detailed information about the 2014 Visiting International Publishers.

Digital writing residency goes to Robot Uni

The first digital writing residency funded by the Australia Council for the Arts will launch tonight at the Queensland University of Technology with a project that challenges our perception about robots and entertainment.

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Frank Moorhouse honoured at award ceremony

The Australia Council for the Arts has recognised the outstanding contribution of writer Frank Moorhouse AM at a celebration held last night with his peers at the State Library of NSW.

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Literature sector plan

Sector plan

Read about our involvement with the sector, current issues, short and medium term goals and priorities for the sector. Find out more

Our team and contacts

Jill Eddington, Director
phone 02 9215 9031, email

Nicola Evans, Program Manager (Promotion Grants)
phone 02 9215 9045, email

Lucy Byrne, Program Officer (Australian Book Publishing, International Publishing, Australian Literary Magazine Publishing, Program Grants, LOTE Publishing Initiative)
phone 02 9215 9091, email

Karen Le Roy, Program Officer (New Work, New Work Digital and New Media Writing Grants, Fellowships, Creative Australia Fellowships, Residencies, Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature) phone 02 9215 9054, email

Stacey Sidley, Program Officer (International Publishing, New Work, New Work Digital and New Media Writing Grants) phone 02 9215 9057, email

Jacqueline McLeish, Administration Officer (General enquiries)
phone 02 9215 9049, email