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ABA 2021 Booksellers’ Choice winners announced

21 June 2021
The winners of the Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) 2021 Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category are:  Adult Fiction Book of...

ALS Gold Medal 2021 shortlist announced

18 June 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Rain Heron (Robbie Arnott, Text) Cadaver Dog (Luke Best, UQP) The...

WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

18 June 2021
The shortlists for this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer ($15,000) Father of the...

Watson wins 2021 Penguin Literary Prize

17 June 2021
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has announced that Denizen by James McKenzie Watson has won the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize. Dubbo-based Watson receives $20,000 as an advance against royalties, with...

Reynolds, Smith win 2021 Carnegie, Greenaway medals

17 June 2021
The UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has announced the winners of the 2021 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. Jason Reynolds won the Carnegie Medal for children’s...

Miles Franklin 2021 shortlist announced

16 June 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced. The six shortlisted novels, chosen from a longlist of 12, are: Amnesty (Aravind Adiga, Picador) The Rain Heron (Robbie Arnott,...

Pulitzer Prize winners announced

16 June 2021
In the US, the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes were announced at a virtual ceremony on 11 June, reports Publishers Weekly. Louise Erdrich won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for...

Michael Gifkins Prize 2021 shortlist announced

16 June 2021
Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) have announced the shortlist for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished...

Perkin’s My Bookshop to close

16 June 2021
My Bookshop, the independent Melbourne bookstore owned by Corrie Perkin, is set to close, ‘a victim of Covid-19 lockdowns and lease negotiations’, reports the Age. Perkin, who launched the Hawksburn...

IPEd announces shortlist for 2021 Rosie Award

16 June 2021
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award, also known as the ‘Rosie’. The shortlisted editors are: Johannes Jakob, for his...

Waterstones profit down 8.4% in 2020

15 June 2021
UK bookselling chain Waterstones’ after-tax profit fell 8.4% to £20.8 million (A$38m) in the year to 25 April 2020, reports the Bookseller. Revenue was down 4.3% on 2019 to £376...

Frankfurt plans for in-person event

11 June 2021
Frankfurt Book Fair organisers are planning on hosting an in-person fair this year from October 20–24, reports Publishers Weekly. Fair director Juergen Boos told Publishers Weekly the fair ‘will be...

Books+Publishing turns 100 today!

10 June 2021
Books+Publishing owners Gary and Vanessa Pengelly along with former managing director Michael Webster write: Today, 10 June 2021, marks the 100-year anniversary of Books+Publishing (B+P), the uniquely Australian publishing industry...