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‘The White Girl’ optioned for film

Tony Birch’s novel The White Girl (UQP) has been optioned for feature film by Typecast Entertainment. Birch's Miles Franklin-shortlisted novel follows Odette ...

‘We’ve clearly seen books occupy more time and space with people. The figures are positive versus the same time last year so I feel like books and reading are having a moment, a really positive moment.’James Kellow, managing director of new independent publisher Ultimo Press, on why now is the right time to be establishing a new publishing house.