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Meet literary agent Alex Adsett  

Date: 24 March 2021
Category: Features

As the pandemic keeps rights sellers from meeting face-to-face, Books+Publishing is shining a regular spotlight on the work of Australian rights agents. Today, we hear from Alex Adsett, a literary agent representing authors across... Read more

Imlah leaves Pan Macmillan  

Date: 22 March 2021
Category: Local news

Picador publisher Mathilda Imlah has left the role to move to Melbourne. Imlah was promoted from commissioning editor at Pan Macmillan to publisher of the Picador imprint in 2017. Before... Read more

SWF 2021 program announced

Date: 12 March 2021
Category: Local news

The program for the 2021 Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) program has been released. The festival, which runs from Monday, 26 April to Sunday, 2 May, will host 231 live events... Read more

Vale Simon Player

Date: 11 March 2021
Category: Obituaries

Simon Player, co-director of Footprint Books, has died. Player and his wife Kate O'Reilly established the Sydney-based distributor in 1999. It closed in November 2020 due to Player's health issues.... Read more