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S&S acquires two books by Kailas Wild 

3 June 2020
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired illustrated book The 99th Koala and an as yet untitled memoir by Kailas Wild, the climbing arborist who received widespread attention for his...

Book industry job ads show sharp decline from mid-April 

3 June 2020
Data from Books+Publishing's Weekly Book Newsletter (WBN) shows a sharp decline in job advertisements coinciding with the beginning of widespread restrictions related to Covid-19. WBN, published each Wednesday, features job...

Readings YA Book Prize 2020 shortlist announced

3 June 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Readings Young Adult Book Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Devil’s Ballast (Meg Caddy, Text) The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling (Wai...

Yves Rees wins 2020 Calibre Essay Prize

2 June 2020
Writer and historian Yves Rees has won the $5000 2020 Calibre Essay Prize for their essay ‘Reading the Mess Backwards’, in which they re-examine their youth in light of coming...

Davitt Awards 2020 longlists announced

1 June 2020
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the longlists for the 2020 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. A total of 124 titles have been longlisted, including...

NLA among institutions able to reopen 30 May

27 May 2020
The National Library of Australia is among the national collecting institutions that will be able to reopen to the public from 30 May, according to an announcement from Minister for...

Bloomsbury profits up 9% in 2019

21 May 2020
Bloomsbury’s full-year financial report to the end of February 2020 shows the publisher’s revenues for the year increased from £162.7m to £162.8m, with profits up by 9% to £15.7m (from...

Paterson wins 2020 Text Prize for ‘Rainfish’

21 May 2020
Far North Queensland-based writer and doctor Andrew Paterson has won the 2020 Text Prize for his middle-grade novel Rainfish. Rainfish tells the story of Aaron, who lives with his single...

Day, Merrison awarded 2020 black&write! fellowships

20 May 2020
The 2020 black&write! fellowships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers have been awarded to Eunice Day and Carl Merrison. Day, whose mother’s tribe is the Yimen Eaglehawk people from...

ALS Gold Medal 2020 shortlist announced

20 May 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Element (Jordie Albiston, Puncher & Wattmann) Nganajungu Yagu (Charmaine Papertalk Green, Cordite)...