Lily Brett’s Lola Bensky live in New York!

by Virginia Lloyd September 28, 2013 Client book news and links

Here are some US tour dates for the North American edition of Lola Bensky by Australian-born New Yorker Lily Brett. I’ll be at the Strand Bookstore on Tuesday 1st October for the launch and to hear her in conversation with Liel Liebowitz. Please say hello if you recognize the font. Lily and I have worked together since […]

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Client news: September

by Virginia Lloyd September 21, 2013 Client book news and links

My calendar is telling me we’re now at the tail end of September 2013. Feels about May to me. Of 2010. When I was a kid I hated it when adults talked about how fast the time was passing, but my only barometer of time was school holidays, Christmas, and my birthday in January. Now, […]

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This Big Issue makes me smile

by Virginia Lloyd August 27, 2013 Client book news and links

So great to see my client Jenny Ackland’s wonderful short story The Dead Man’s Cake included in The Big Issue’s 2013 Fiction Edition, this year themed ‘Make Me Smile.’ I hope I’m not too late with this post to encourage Australian short story aficionados to buy a copy of this wonderful fortnightly publication. Not only has […]

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8 red flags to a literary agent

by Virginia Lloyd August 11, 2013 Publishing

Book publishing is a commercial business full of highly professional and sophisticated people who love books of all kinds. We’re all looking for new authors with wonderful stories. It’s a complicated and difficult way to make money, but the goal is simple. Book publishers acquire manuscripts which they believe they can market to a particular […]

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Australian launch of David Rankin: The New York Years

by Virginia Lloyd July 7, 2013 Client book news and links

This gorgeous book about New York-based Australian painter David Rankin will be launched over the next week at three events in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. An accompanying exhibition of selected artworks will be held at the Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne, from 9-17 July. I have known David Rankin for a long time. The first time I […]

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just_a_girl is born!

by Virginia Lloyd June 6, 2013 Client book news and links

My client Kirsten Krauth’s debut novel just_a_girl was published this week in Australia. I love this cover, don’t you?* Called “a Puberty Blues for the digital age” and “a Lolita with a webcam”, just_a_girl tells Layla’s story: Layla is only 14. She cruises online. She catches trains to meet strangers. Her mother, Margot, never suspects. Even when Layla brings […]

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Got a book in you?

by Virginia Lloyd May 24, 2013 Publishing

The Mumbrella website has just republished the article Got a book in you?, which features interviews with me and Zeitgeist Media Group’s Benython Oldfield among a number of media-industry folks who have written books. First published in the media industry tablet magazine Encore, the article focuses on the financial risks and enduring rewards of writing a […]

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Packing my bags for Florida

by Virginia Lloyd May 12, 2013 Improve your writing

I’m pretty excited to be attending my first artist’s residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida (above) starting on Monday 13th May. I’ll be one of eight people working with acclaimed British writer Geoff Dyer, the author of some of my favourite difficult-to-classify books including Out of Sheer Rage and But Beautiful. […]

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