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Booktopia senior appointments, latest awards

This week Booktopia announced a slate of senior appointments, including a new CFO. Meanwhile, the Big Issue released its 2020 fiction edition line-up and the Queensland Poetry Festival received funding for a digital iteration.

The shortlists for the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Richell Prize were announced, as were the winners of the Michael Gifkins Prize and the international Arthur C Clarke Award. Also overseas, the proportion of UK YA writers has doubled since 2017, and UK and North American organisations have formed a new green book supply chain alliance.

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