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Art work: Fiona McGregor on ‘Buried Not Dead’ 

25 November 2020
Reviewer Cher Tan describes Fiona McGregor's essay collection Buried Not Dead (Giramondo, February), which brings together art criticism, memoir and reportage written over 25 years, as a 'lively and unpretentious' work...

A window on the world: Stephanie Smee’s career journey 

25 November 2020
Stephanie Smee is a Sydney-based French translator who worked as a lawyer before pivoting to literary translation. She has recently translated books including Hannelore Cayre's Dagger Award–winning crime novel The...

Book it in: 2021 children’s and YA preview 

18 November 2020
Alongside a slate of new books by established children’s authors, next year looks to be a year of firsts, featuring books by debut authors, established authors trying their hands at...

Meet Hachette Australia head of rights Sarah Brooks 

18 November 2020
As the pandemic keeps rights sellers from meeting face-to-face, Books+Publishing’s Think Australian publication is shining a regular spotlight on the work of Australian rights agents. Today, we hear from Hachette Australia...

A new leaf: 2021 nonfiction preview 

11 November 2020
The first year of the new decade has been chaotic and unpredictable. However, readers can try to make sense of the year that's been with the many forthcoming releases that...

Reviews round-up

5 November 2020
In October Books+Publishing reviewed more than a dozen forthcoming titles due to be published in December 2020 and January 2021. In adult fiction, lighthearted summer reads The Funny Thing About...

Out of the box: Rebecca Lim on ‘Tiger Daughter’ 

5 November 2020
Rebecca Lim says her forthcoming novel Tiger Daughter (A&U, February) is 'a lot more personal' than the urban fantasy or mystery novels the author usually writes. Reviewer Mischa Parkee describes...

Turn the page: 2021 fiction preview 

5 November 2020
Next year looks to be a big one for first-time authors, with an abundance of fiction debuts in the pipeline. Here, Books+Publishing rounds up publishers’ fiction highlights for the coming year....

Rewriting the long lunch 

21 October 2020
In the Australian publishing landscape, the long lunch occupies a contentious space, provoking a mixture of envy, nostalgia, delight and judgement. Books+Publishing's columnist Veronica Sullivan asks: is the practice a...

Meet UQP rights and contracts manager Kate McCormack 

14 October 2020
In the lead up to this year's virtual Frankfurt Book Fair, Books+Publishing’s sister publication Think Australian profiled UQP rights and contract manager Kate McCormack about her rights list and how Covid-19 has...

Christmas buyers’ picks: the Booktopia team 

14 October 2020
In the lead-up to Christmas 2020, Books+Publishing is asking book buyers across the country to share which titles they’re investing in for the busiest time of year on the bookselling calendar....

A most extraordinary year in books 

7 October 2020
Australian Booksellers Association CEO Robbie Egan says readers are spoiled for choice this Christmas—but in addition to shopping local, they’ll have to shop early. Those in the book trade will...

Christmas buyers’ picks: Ruth Ellis at WHSmith 

30 September 2020
In the lead-up to Christmas 2020, Books+Publishing is asking book buyers across the country to share what titles they're investing in for the busiest time of year on the bookselling calendar. In...

Good Books: a new bookshop for Wellington 

16 September 2020
Writers Catherine Robertson and Jane Arthur will open their new bookshop Good Books in Wellington in early October. Books+Publishing spoke to the pair about venturing into retail post–New Zealand lockdown....

Outsider art: Sofie Laguna on ‘Infinite Splendours’ 

2 September 2020
Infinite Splendours (A&U, November), Sofie Laguna's fourth novel for adults, charts the life of eccentric, artistic outsider Lawrence Loman. Conveyed through poetic prose that 'creates a tangible sense of beauty,...

Nathan Hollier on the Malaysian book market 

2 September 2020
Over the past two years, Melbourne University Publishing CEO Nathan Hollier attended book fairs in Indonesia, India and Malaysia and researched the book markets in each country as part of...

Nathan Hollier on the Indian book market 

24 August 2020
Over the past two years, Melbourne University Publishing CEO Nathan Hollier attended book fairs in Indonesia, India and Malaysia and researched the book markets in each country as part of...