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RISE funding recipients, ABDA shortlists

The Australian Publishers Association, and the Melbourne and Blue Mountains writers festivals are among the latest recipients of the federal government’s RISE funding.

In awards news, the shortlists for the ABDAs and the finalists for the Aurealis Awards were announced this week, as were the winners of the Australian Picture Book Illustrator Awards. Meanwhile, Stephen Romei has stepped down as the Australian’s literary editor.

Overseas, Penguin Random House posted a 23% rise in earnings in its 2020 financial results, while in France, Hachette Livre CEO Arnaud Nourry has been replaced.

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