Author(s): Julianne Schultz
Tasmania, the smallest of Australia's states, has long been on the edge of national conversations about prosperity, equality and identity. In Tasmania: The Tipping Point? Griffith REVIEW serves up strategic slices of Tasmania's past, present and future, prepared by many of the state's best writers. Thinkers and doers from Tasmania and beyond, including members of its diaspora, examine whether the island state has reached a 'tipping point'. Geographic isolation, a distinctive natural environment and small social scale are increasingly seen as blessings, presenting remarkable opportunities. The arrival of David Walsh's block-busting Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart has inspired confidence in championing Tasmania as a cultural, economic, environmental and social test bed - despite some entrenched local resistance. Tasmania: The Tipping Point? challenges how Tasmania is seen by outsiders - and illuminates how Tasmanians see themselves, down home and in the world.
* Extracts to be published in major broadsheet newspapers such as the Australian, Sydney Morning Herald and New Zealand Herald * Launch in Tasmania to coincide with release of book * Promotional posters, bookmarks and postcards will be available * Contributors to be interviewed on national and local ABC programs * Reviews assured in magazines such as the Big Issue and Listener and leading newspapers such as the Age, Courier Mail and Dominion Post * Early reading copies available to the trade * Giveaways and advertisements in current affairs publications such as The Monthly and Crikey * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and indie publications such as Island Magazine and the Lifted Brow * Banner advertising on booksellers websites * Feature title in Text newsletters and website * Major social media campaign including dedicated Twitter and FB competitions
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Julianne Schultz AM is the founding editor of Griffith REVIEW, Australia's most awarded and extracted quarterly, produced by Griffith University and Text Publishing. She is a professor in the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, a member of the boards of the ABC and the Grattan Institute, and chair of the Queensland Design Council. Julianne is an acclaimed author and in 2009 became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community.