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APA Rising Star 2024 shortlist announced

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the shortlist for its 2024 Rising Star award.

The shortlisted professionals, who each began their publishing careers in the past 10 years, are:

  • Rebecca Allen, deputy managing editor, Hachette
  • Riikka Dunn, distribution director, Alliance Distribution Services
  • Tessa Feggans, associate publisher, Allen & Unwin
  • Katherine Rajwar, publicist, UNSW Press/NewSouth
  • Yasmin Smith, special projects editor, University of Queensland Press
  • Justin Wolfers, editorial manager, Murdoch Books.

The judging panel said: ‘The 2024 applications are testament to the vibrant, dynamic individuals who have contributed to our industry in the past decade. What a pleasure it was to see such depth of creativity, innovation, integrity, passion and skill among the shortlisted nominees, who have improved how we publish, promote, sell and distribute books. We commend all nominees for their achievements in a fiercely competitive field. The future of the publishing industry is in safe hands with them.’

The winner will be announced at a networking drinks event at the APA’s BookUp conference on 7 August.

More information about the Rising Star shortlistees is available on the APA website.


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