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SWF program announced, guests revealed for BookUp, IPEd

In a big week for events announcements, the Sydney and Auckland writers’ festival programs have been revealed, and the first speakers for the BookUp and IPEd conferences—the second of which is an online-only event—have been named.

The Wheeler Centre is among four arts organisations who will receive funding under the second batch of the federal government’s Covid-19 Arts Sustainability Fund. Meanwhile, the shortlist for this year’s Penguin Literary Prize has been announced, as has the recipient of this year’s Kat Muscat Fellowship.

Overseas, the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist was announced, while UK book orders to the EU have taken a hit from Brexit, and HarperCollins’ children’s book division Egmont has rebranded as Farshore.

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