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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...

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...

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...

S&S acquires Archie Roach memoir 

2 November 2018
Simon & Schuster (S&S) has acquired world rights to a yet-to-be-titled memoir by singer-songwriter Archie Roach. Roach, who is part of the Stolen Generations, is also known as a campaigner...

New specialist kids agency launched

1 November 2018
Lawyer and writer Justine Barker has launched a new literary agency focusing on children’s and YA books. Mayfair Literary Agency will represent authors writing picture books, junior fiction, middle-grade and...

Book industry figures to attend Australia Fest in India

1 November 2018
Australian authors, publishers and literary festival programmers are among the guests at Australia Fest, a six-month festival comprising more than 75 events across 20 Indian cities. Supported by the federal...

Foundry658 announces successful applicants for Bootcamp

31 October 2018
Business development program Foundry658, an initiative from State Library Victoria (SLV) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), has announced the successful applicants for its inaugural bootcamp sessions....

YABBAs 2018 winners announced

31 October 2018
The winners of the 2018 Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBAs), Victoria’s children’s choice awards, have been announced. The winning titles are: Picture storybooks Do Not Open This Book Again!...

 

 

 

 

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