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The Next Chapter mentors announced

25 February 2020
The recipients of the 2019 Next Chapter grants for developing writers, each worth $15,000, have been matched with their mentors, who will work with them over 12 months to help...

Australian Book Design Awards 2020 longlists announced

21 February 2020
The longlists for the 2020 Australian Book Design Awards have been announced. Longlisted titles in some of the categories are: Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover Bruny (Heather Rose, A&U), designed...

MWF to cut artist numbers for 2020 schools program

21 February 2020
Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) plans to reduce the number of artists appearing in its 2020 schools program, reports the Age. While more than 60 artists participated in the 2019 schools...

Patch leaves PRH 

20 February 2020
Bethany Patch has left her role as senior editor of Dorling Kindersley (DK) at Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia. Patch joined the PRH adult publishing team in mid-2016 before moving...

Scribe acquires Woollett’s ‘The Newcomer’ 

19 February 2020
Scribe has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Laura Elizabeth Woollett’s third book, The Newcomer, via Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary. Inspired by a real-life murder on Norfolk Island,...

Hardie Grant to enter EBA negotiations with staff

14 February 2020
Staff at Hardie Grant Publishing will enter negotiations for an enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) with their employer. The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) says staff have a ‘clear’ majority...

Cox to leave Dymocks after eight years as MD 

13 February 2020
Steve Cox will step down from his role has Dymocks retail division managing director to take up the position of chief executive at Destination NSW, the government agency responsible for...

SLNSW 2020 fellowships announced

13 February 2020
The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has announced the eight recipients of its 2020 research fellowships, including the inaugural Dr A M Hertzberg Fellowship, which examines ‘the impact of globalisation...

Cadwallader wins 2019 ACT Book of the Year Award

12 February 2020
Robyn Cadwallader has won the 2019 ACT Book of the Year Award for her novel Book of Colours (HarperCollins). Cadwallader receives a cash prize of $10,000. Two books were highly...





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