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June reviews round-up 

5 May 2021
Winter 2021 yields new fiction from seasoned authors, including Briohny Doyle’s third book Echolalia, Kate Liston-Mills’s Dear Ibis, the follow-up to her 2017 collection The Waterfowl are Drunk! and Michael...

Sophie Overett on ‘The Rabbits’ 

5 May 2021
Sophie Overett's debut novel The Rabbits (Vintage, July), winner the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize, is a magic realist family saga centred around Delia Rabbit, a mother dealing with trauma from her...

Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2021: Meg Whelan 

26 April 2021
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than 10 years in the industry. In the...

Chrissy Brincat on interning at UQP 

21 April 2021
Each year Vision Australia runs a 12-month graduate program for graduates who are blind or who have low vision, with a component of the program involving a three-month external placement....

Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2021: Bianca Jafari 

21 April 2021
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than 10 years in the industry....

Lisa Emanuel on ‘The Covered Wife’ 

20 April 2021
Lisa Emanuel's 2019 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award–shortlisted debut The Covered Wife (Pantera, June) centres on Sarah, a lawyer whose new relationship leads to involvement with an oppressive and...

Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2021: Stef Italia 

16 April 2021
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than 10 years in the industry. In the...

Meet literary agent Jacinta di Mase 

14 April 2021
As the pandemic keeps rights sellers from meeting face-to-face, Books+Publishing is shining a regular spotlight on the work of Australian rights agents. Today, we hear from  Jacinta di Mase, the founder and lead agent...

Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2021: Pooja Desai 

14 April 2021
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than 10 years in the industry. In...

May reviews round-up 

8 April 2021
In May Anita Heiss will release her latest work of historical fiction, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams), which reviewer Joanne Shiells loved and said deserves to be read by all...

Alice Pung on ‘One Hundred Days’ 

7 April 2021
One Hundred Days (Black Inc., June), Alice Pung's first novel for adults, is described as a fractured fairytale about 16-year-old Karuna, who is locked in her family's housing commission flat...

Meet literary agent Alex Adsett 

24 March 2021
As the pandemic keeps rights sellers from meeting face-to-face, Books+Publishing is shining a regular spotlight on the work of Australian rights agents. Today, we hear from Alex Adsett, a literary agent representing authors across...

Krissy Kneen on ‘The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen’

10 March 2021
In Krissy Kneen's new memoir The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen (Text, May), the death of her beloved grandmother is the catalyst for the excavation of long-buried family history, taking Kneen—and the...

April reviews round-up 

3 March 2021
With Mother's Day just around the corner, April is chock full of great literary book club titles. Jacqueline Maley's debut novel The Truth About Her, about a journalist juggling motherhood,...

Katherine Rajwar on interning at Hachette 

3 March 2021
The annual paid Hachette Australia summer internship was established in 2020 as part of a suite of activities the company has created to attract new talent into book publishing. Katherine...

How international book markets performed in 2020 

24 February 2021
Through the PubMagNet initiative—a collaboration between book industry trade magazines from around the world—representatives from publications in the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Brazil and China have shared...

Sara Haghdoosti on ‘Sunburnt Veils’

23 February 2021
Sara Haghdoosti's debut YA novel Sunburnt Veils (Wakefield, April) follows protagonist Tara as she navigates relationships, racism and political activism during her first year of university. Reviewer Mischa Parkee said...

Meet Scholastic Australia rights manager Claire Pretyman 

Claire Pretyman 17 February 2021
As the pandemic keeps rights sellers from meeting face-to-face, Books+Publishing is shining a regular spotlight on the work of Australian rights agents. Today, we hear from Scholastic Australia rights manager Claire Pretyman. How...

Christmas 2020 survey results 

17 February 2021
Over the past week, Books+Publishing has published the results from its latest annual Christmas survey of booksellers and publishers. The survey included feedback from over 60 bookshops around Australia, with...