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Bookish dates for 2017


Jaipur Literature Festival: 19-23 January

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards: 31 January


Taipei International Book Exhibition: 8-13 February

JLF Melbourne: 11-12 February

ALIA Information Online Conference (Sydney): 13-17 February

Perth Writers Festival: 23-26 February

Australian Romance Readers Convention (Melbourne): 24-26 February


Noted Writers Festival (Canberra): 1-5 March

Adelaide Writers’ Week: 4-9 March

London Book Fair: 14-16 March

Somerset Celebration of Literature (Gold Coast): 15-17 March

Melbourne Art Book Fair: 16-19 March

Leading Edge Books Conference (Surfers Paradise): 19-21 March


Rock & Roll Writers Festival (Brisbane): 1-2 April

Bologna Children’s Book Fair: 3-6 April

Newcastle Writers Festival: 7-9 April

Swancon (Perth): 13-17 April

Supanova Gold Coast: 21-23 April

Supanova Melbourne: 28-30 April

The Stella Prize: 18 April


Noted Writers Festival (Canberra): 3-7 May

Clunes Booktown Festival (regional Victoria): 6-7 May

Mother’s Day (Australia and NZ): 14 May

Auckland Writers Festival: 16-21 May

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards: 16 May

NT Writers’ Festival (Alice Springs): 18-21 May

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: 22 May

Sydney Writers’ Festival: 22-28 May

National Simultaneous Storytime: 24 May

Australian Book Industry Awards (Sydney): 25 May

Australian Book Design Awards (Sydney): 26 May

Book Expo America (New York): 31 May to 2 June


Reading Matters (Melbourne): 2-3 June

Emerging Writers’ Festival (Melbourne): 14-23 June

Supanova Sydney: 16-18 June

Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist: 18 June

Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Conference (Melbourne): 18-19 June

Supanova Perth: 23-25 June


Byron Writers Festival: 4-6 August

Romance Writers of Australia Conference (Brisbane): 11-13 August

National Bookshop Day: 12 August

Edinburgh International Book Festival: 12-28 August

Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards: 18 August

Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week: 18-25 August

Canberra Writers Festival: 25-27 August

Melbourne Writers Festival: 25 August to 3 September

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: August


Father’s Day (Australia and NZ): 3 September

Indigenous Literacy Day: 6 September

Brisbane Writers Festival: 6-11 September

IPEd National Editors Conference (Brisbane): 13-15 September

Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival: 15-17 September


Frankfurt Book Fair: 11-15 October (guest of honour: France)

Man Booker Prize: 17 October

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: 25-29 October

Nobel Prize for Literature: October


GenreCon (Brisbane): 10-12 November

Supanova Brisbane: 10-12 November

Independent Publishing Conference (Melbourne): 16-18 November

Word for Word: National Non-Fiction Festival (Geelong, Victoria): 17-19 November

Supanova Adelaide: 18-19 November


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