Ron Serdiuk has been announced as the new director of the Aurealis Awards for 2007. Ron began his career as bookseller with Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney before joining the sales division of HarperCollins, Scholastic and the National Gallery of Australia. In 1995 he opened his own bookshop, Pulp Fiction, in Brisbane which specialises in science fiction. fantasy, horror and crime fiction. Pulp Fiction sponsors the Golden Aurealis Award.
Sophie Masson, prolific fanasy author and aurealis contributor, has started a new blog for her new younger readers fantasy series – the Thomas Trew series. It's intended to give extra information on the series and to provide a contact point with readers. Sophie says, "It's a bit of an experiment, so we'll see how it goes!"
Expressions of interest are being sought for two positions as Director and Assistant Director of the 2007 Aurealis Awards. Information on the positions can be found on the Aurealis Awards website.