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Jill Jones wins Victorian Premier's Poetry Prize for 2015

Jill Jones has won the Victorian Premier's Poetry Prize for The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher & Wattmann).

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Brian Castro Wins 2014 Patrick White Literary Award

Professor Brian Castro has been awarded the 2014 Patrick White Literary Award. Full details.

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Jill Jones co-winner of The Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize 2014

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Professor Graeme Koehne appointed Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia

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Stephen Whittington: Music for Airport Furniture

Music for airport furniture

Stephen Whittington releases the premiere recording of Music for Airport Furniture for string quartet.

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JMCCCP/UoTaA internship exchange

Anushka Jasraj

The J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice congratulates graduate student Anushka Jasraj, from the University of Texas at Austin, for her selection as the first J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice/University of Texas at Austin Intern.

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Asteroid named after J.M. Coetzee

Asteroid

Asteroid "(216591) Coetzee" was discovered by astrophysicist Dr. Gianluca Masi, Italy, on 21 July 2002 and received the temporary designation 2002 OQ7. The following years it was observed again several times and when its orbit became well known, it received its definitive number, (216591).

Once an asteroid is numbered, the discoverer can propose a name to the Committee for Small Body Nomenclature. The Committee, after looking at the proposal and its motivations, discusses and decides whether to approve it or not, under the authority of the International Astronomical Union.

Asteroid "Coetzee" was officially announced on 25 April 2013, on the Minor Planet circulars. Asteroid "Coetzee" moves in the Solar System between Mars and Jupiter, in the so-called asteroid main belt. Its mean distance from the Sun is of about 360 millions of km and it takes 3.75 years to complete its orbit around it. Its diameter is estimated around 2 km.

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J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Launch

Launch

The Centre was launched by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee, and the evening featured the world premier of Graeme Koehne's and Peter Goldsworthy's complete Ringtone Cycle, performed by the Seraphim Trio and Lisa Harper-Brown [soprano], and a recital of Holderlin songs, performed by Robert MacFarlane [tenor] and Stephen Whittington [piano]. Stephen also gave a world premiere of his Nocturne for Piano, one of a set of three works inspired by Holderlin's Night Songs.

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Before Time Could Change Us: Working with Dorothy Porter

Paul Grabowsky

Paul Grabowsky, one of Australia's most distinguished artists, is a composer and a leading jazz musician.

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4 X 4 Creative Writing Master Class

Master Practitioners

Over a 4-day series of Master Classes, participants had the rare opportunity to work with four outstanding and award winning writers from the United States, the former USSR and Australia.

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