Friday, 22 January 2010

Bankstown. UWS publisher wins awards

In the past year, Giramondo Publishing Company Company at the University of Western Sydney won a total of six prestigious literary awards, and were shortlisted an additional 13 times. Professor Ivor Indyk, Whitlam Chair, in the UWS Writing and Society Research Group, said making the shortlist of Australia's most prestigious literary awards is a great honour for both the authors and the publisher. Giramondo was set up in December 1995 with the aim of publishing quality creative and interpretive writing by Australian authors, primarily through the literary journal HEAT. Since 2005, the company has also operated as the publishing arm of the UWS Writing and Society Research Group, based at the university's Bankstown campus.