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New HarperCollins imprint; Au wins inaugural Novel Prize

HarperCollins Australia is launching a new ‘design-led’ illustrated imprint, Harper by Design.

In industry events, IPEd and BWF are collaborating on an Authors and Editors in Conversation series, while EWF and Hachette are partnering for a digital Inside the Publishing House event. In other news, Avid Reader is fundraising for a shop mural, and the ACT Writers Centre has appointed Meg Wilson as CEO.

Local author Jessica Au has won the inaugural international Novel Prize for her work Cold Enough for Snow. Meanwhile, Laura Greaves has been named the inaugural writer in residence at the Whitlam Institute’s Female Orphan School in Parramatta, NSW.

Overseas, the shortlist for the 2021 Folio Prize was announced, while the UK’s Publishing Association revealed there have been no changes to the industry’s BAME numbers in three years.

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