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Voss Literary Prize 2018 shortlist announced

13 November 2018
The shortlist for the 2018 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: No More Boats (Felicity Castagna, Giramondo) The Last Garden (Eva Hornung, Text) The Choke (Sofie Laguna, A&U) Storyland...

A&U acquires second Kitty Flanagan book 

13 November 2018
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ and Oceania rights (including audio) to 488 Rules for Life by comedian Kitty Flanagan. A spoof of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life...

KROC Awards 2018 winners announced

12 November 2018
The winners of the 2018 Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards, the children’s choice book awards for the Northern Territory, have been announced. The winning titles are: Picture storybooks Do...

Walkley Book Award 2018 shortlist announced

9 November 2018
The Walkley Book Award 2018 shortlist has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The First Casualty (Peter Greste, Viking) No Front Line: Australia’s Special Forces At War in Afghanistan (Chris...

KOALAs 2018 winners announced

9 November 2018
The winners of the 2018 Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs), the children’s choice book awards for New South Wales, have been announced. The winners and honour books in each...

Amazon’s AbeBooks backflips after booksellers protest

8 November 2018
After two days of striking against Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks, antiquarian booksellers around the world have had success, with the retailer apologising and saying it would reverse the decision that prompted...

Podcast spotlight: Write Through the Roof

8 November 2018
Hosted by speculative fiction author Madeleine D’Este, Write Through the Roof is a podcast for writers who want to improve their craft. Guests have included crime writer Emma Viskic and...

NZ’s first suburban self-service library to open

8 November 2018
New Zealand’s first suburban self-service library will open in Whanganui East on the country’s North Island in January 2019, reports the New Zealand Herald. The new Hakeke Street Library, to be...

Libraries awarded 2018 NLA Community Heritage Grants

8 November 2018
The National Library of Australia (NLA) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program, including three New South Wales organisations that received grants for library collections. The...

A&U sells ‘The Museum of Modern Love’ to UK 

8 November 2018
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has sold UK rights to Heather Rose’s The Museum of Modern Love to Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a division of Orion Publishing. A&U rights associate Maggie Thompson...

French publisher wins $342k Turjuman Award

7 November 2018
French publishing house Actes Sud has won the Turjuman Award, receiving AED 910,000 (A$342,000) for its French translation of The Nature of Despotism by Syrian author Abdul Rahman Al Kawakibi (trans Hala...

Leigh wins 2018 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing

7 November 2018
Andrew Leigh has won the 2018 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing for 'From bloodletting to placebo surgery’, an excerpt from his book Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World (Black Inc.). Leigh's...

 

 

 

 

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