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AUSTRALIA’S LEADING AUTHORS GATHER TO CONDEMN GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO CREATE A CULTURE OF BOOK THIEVES



The Productivity Commission's recommendations to destroy territorial copyright risks the future of Australian books.

Who: Richard Flanagan, Nikki Gemmell, Andy Griffiths, Tom Keneally to lead Alist roll call of Australian and international authors
When: Thursday 19 May at 6.45pm – 6.55pm
Where: Art Gallery NSW, just before the 16th annual Australian Book Industry Awards begin
What: Photo opp with limited vox pops available on request.
 
Don’t close the book on Australian stories.
 
The Australian government is about to make significant changes to copyright, threatening the future of our Australian story. But at what cost to writers, culture and jobs?
 
Guest ABIA presenter and Man Booker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan will deliver a speech in response to the Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property draft report around 10pm during the gala ceremony.
 
‘Australians deserve that their lives, experiences, country and culture be reflected in the literature that they read.’ - Thomas Keneally

For more information, please contact:
Emma Rusher T 0423 214 626 | emma@houseofrusher.com