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Readings YA Prize 2019 shortlist announced

21 May 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Readings Young Adult Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Highway Bodies (Alison Evans, Echo) What I Like About Me (Jenna Guillaume, Pan) Stone Girl (Eleni Hale,...

Four authors to promote Oz crime fiction in US

21 May 2019
Four Australian writers will travel to the US to promote Australian crime writing, after receiving a $25,000 career development grant last week. Sulari Gentill, Robert Gott, Jock Serong and Emma...

Scribe acquires Madeleine Ryan’s debut novel 

21 May 2019
Scribe has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to debut literary novel A Room Called Earth by Australian writer Madeleine Ryan, via Barbara Zitwer of the Barbara J Zitwer Agency. The...

Remiger wins 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize

20 May 2019
Tom McLean, writing as Tom Remiger, has won the 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished novel for his novel Soldiers. Chosen from a shortlist of three, Soldiers (shortlisted as...

EWF 2019 program announced

16 May 2019
The program has been announced for this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival, which runs in Melbourne from 19-29 June. More than 300 guests will appear at over 70 events. The opening...

Young wins 2019 Text Prize for ‘Loner’

16 May 2019
Melbourne writer Georgina Young has won the 2019 Text Prize for her YA novel, Loner. Loner is a ‘humorous and heartfelt exploration of new adulthood’ set in Melbourne’s South Eastern...

Dymocks celebrates 140th anniversary

15 May 2019
Dymocks is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year with an anniversary party instore at Dymocks Sydney on 27 May. William Dymock opened the first Dymock's Book Arcade in Market Street,...

Shortlist announced for inaugural Fogarty Literary Award

15 May 2019
Fremantle Press has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Fogarty Literary Award, an unpublished manuscript award for young writers in Western Australia, worth $20,000. The shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘Where the...

Mary Gilmore Award 2019 shortlist announced

15 May 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Mary Gilmore Award, presented by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) for the best first book of poetry published in the past...

Sinclair, Castrique win Nature Writing Prize 2019

14 May 2019
Jenny Sinclair and Sue Castrique have been named joint winners of the $10,000 Nature Writing Prize 2019, awarded biennially by the Nature Conservancy. Sinclair’s essay An Orchard for my Father...

No Vogel to be awarded this year

14 May 2019
The judges for this year’s Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award have announced they will not award the prize this year, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. For the third time in the award’s...

Woollahra Digital Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced

13 May 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards, for writing first published online or electronically, have been announced. Fiction ‘Toot toot’ (Rachel Ang, Going Down Swinging) ‘Osaka’ (Alexander Bennetts,...

Levy steps down at LEG; redundancy announced

13 May 2019
The Leading Edge Group (LEG) has announced several changes to its staff, including a redundancy. In an email to suppliers, director of business services Kate Levy announced she would step...

Peter Carey Short Story Award 2019 longlist announced

13 May 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Peter Carey Short Story Award has been announced. The 14 longlisted stories are: ‘Elisabeth Kubler Ross’ (Paige Clark) ‘Mother’s Arbour’ (Jessica Andretta) ‘Beasley’s Corner’ (Jessica...

Carlomagno wins 2019 Rosie Award

10 May 2019
Julia Carlomagno has won the 2019 Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award, known as the ‘Rosie’, for her work on Adult Fantasy (Briohny Doyle, Scribe). Judges described Adult Fantasy as ‘a brilliant blend...