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EWF 2020 to take place ‘entirely online’

2 April 2020
The Emerging Writers Festival (EWF), which runs from 16–23 June, usually in Melbourne, will take place online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Festival organisers ‘made the proactive decision...

CBCA Awards 2020 shortlists announced

31 March 2020
The shortlists for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Older readers The Boy Who Steals Houses...

Bookshops, publishers eligible for wage subsidy scheme

31 March 2020
Bookshop and publishing house staff are among the workers who could be eligible for the federal government’s $130 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme. Under the scheme, the Australian Tax Office...

Bothroyd wins ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize

30 March 2020
Sally Bothroyd has won the inaugural ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize for her manuscript ‘Brunswick Street Blues’. Bothroyd, who is a director of the Northern Territory Writers Centre and former journalist,...

Hussein appointed Voiceworks editor

30 March 2020
Express Media has appointed Adalya Nash Hussein as editor of Voiceworks journal for a two-year period. Hussein—a writer, editor and co-editor at Liminal magazine—will replace previous editor Mira Schlosberg. Hussein...

Aurealis Awards 2019 finalists announced

27 March 2020
The finalists for the 2019 Aurealis Awards, presented for science fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia, have been announced. The finalists are:  Best science fiction novel The Subjects (Sarah...

Besliev joins Affirm Press as kids publisher

27 March 2020
Five Mile commercial director Tash Besliev will join Affirm Press in the newly created role of kids publisher, where she will oversee an expansion of Affirm’s children’s list. Besliev has...

Van Neerven wins inaugural UQP Quentin Bryce Award

27 March 2020
Ellen van Neerven has been named the winner of The University of Queensland Press' (UQP) inaugural Quentin Bryce Award, for their poetry collection Throat. The Quentin Bryce Award recognises a...

Brow Books to reissue Tumarkin’s ‘Traumascapes’

26 March 2020
Brow Books has acquired world rights to Maria Tumarkin's nonfiction book Traumascapes, which was originally published by Melbourne University Press in 2005. Tumarkin recently won a Windham Campbell prize for...

ADS, Ingram take precautions in response to Covid-19

24 March 2020
Alliance Distribution Services (ADS) and Ingram have assured customers they remain open and operational following various mandated shutdowns across the country. In a letter to customers yesterday, ADS said it...

NewSouth acquires book on journalism for kids 

20 March 2020
NewSouth Books has acquired ANZ rights to children's nonfiction book Kid Reporter: The secret to breaking news from Benython Oldfield at Zeitgeist Agency. Written by journalists Dhana Quinn and Saffron Howden,...

Mosley to host three-part SBS docuseries on diabetes

20 March 2020
Author and science journalist Michael Mosley will host a three-part SBS TV series with sports physiologist and health educator Ray Kelly, which investigates a new treatment for type 2 diabetes....

Tan shortlisted for 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal

19 March 2020
Shaun Tan has been shortlisted for the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in a book for children and young people for his book Tales from the Inner City...