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Pantera acquires two new Wasley novels 

13 November 2019
Pantera Press has acquired ANZ rights to two new works of women’s fiction by Sasha Wasley, via Alex Adsett Publishing Services. Spring Clean for the Peach Queen follows a woman...

Queensland Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

13 November 2019
The winners of the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards (QLAs) have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of state significance ($25,000) Too...

Morrison joins Echo as associate publisher 

13 November 2019
Echo Publishing has appointed Tegan Morrison as associate publisher, replacing Angela Meyer in the role after she left the company to pursue her writing career. Morrison has 20 years’ experience...

Burbidge wins 2019 ABA Vic rep of the year

12 November 2019
Gavin Burbidge from Penguin Random House was named as this year’s Victorian Rep of the Year at the Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) Victorian booksellers and publishers Christmas party on 11...

Fyfe wins 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing

8 November 2019
Melissa Fyfe's article ‘Getting cliterate’ (Good Weekend) has won this year’s Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Fyfe receives $7000. Her winning article describes the work of urologist Helen...

Walkley Book Award 2019 shortlist announced

7 November 2019
The Walkley Book Award 2019 shortlist has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up (Gabrielle Chan, Vintage) See What You Made Me Do (Jess Hill, Black...

A&U sells ‘Pain and Prejudice’ to US, UK 

7 November 2019
Allen & Unwin has sold rights to Gabrielle Jackson’s Pain and Prejudice to Piatkus in the UK and Greystone Books in North America. Published in Australia in October, Pain and...

Pantera acquires new Amal Awad novel 

6 November 2019
Pantera Press has acquired world rights to journalist and author Amal Awad’s third novel, Control on the Way Down, a work of women’s fiction. Awad’s novel is about a Muslim...

VanOver returns to PRH amid staff changes 

4 November 2019
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has announced a number of staff changes in its adult publishing division. Brandon VanOver has returned to PRH in the role of commissioning editor, where...

PRH raises $100k for ILF programs

1 November 2019
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has presented a $100,000 donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). The $100,000 cheque was presented to the ILF at a book launch this morning,...

Chowdhury named Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellow

30 October 2019
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced Penguin Random House audio producer Radhiah Chowdhury as the recipient of the 2019–2020 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship. The fellowship will allow Chowdhury to...

First writers announced for Adelaide Writers’ Week

30 October 2019
The first writers have been announced for next year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week, which runs from 29 February to 5 March. International guests include Nigerian novelist Chigozie Obioma, Omani novelist and...