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Writers Vic announces 2021 Writeability fellows

26 October 2021
Writers Victoria has announced the 2021 Writeability fellows. The following five writers with disability were awarded Writeability fellowships: Beau Windon for 'A Proud Failure', a hybrid memoir exploring neurodiversity through...

SPN Book of the Year Award shortlist announced

26 October 2021
The shortlist for the Small Press Network (SPN) Book of the Year Award has been announced. Formerly the Most Underrated Book Award, the prize was first presented under its new...

Nielsen: Book sales surge after NSW reopens 

25 October 2021
Australian book sales for the week ending 16 October 2021 have broken the average BookScan weekly sales record for this time of year over the past decade, in what was...

Australians nominated for 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

25 October 2021
Six Australian authors, illustrators and organisations have been announced as candidates for the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s richest prize for children’s literature. The Australian candidates are: Jeannie...

Serong, Nannestad win $100k Historical Novel Prize

25 October 2021
Victorian writer Jock Serong has won the $50,000 ARA Historical Novel Prize in the adult category for The Burning Island (Text), while Katrina Nannestad has won the $30,000 children and...

S&S signs Spicer book on AI bias 

25 October 2021
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired a new book by journalist Tracey Spicer on ‘the ways that sexist and racist stereotypes are being embedded into emerging technologies, thus perpetuating...

MUP acquires Quilty’s ‘Fall of Kabul’ 

21 October 2021
Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) has acquired world rights to Fall of Kabul: America’s last days in Afghanistan by award-winning photo-journalist Andrew Quilty. MUP acquired rights directly from the author. Quilty...

SPN 2021 program announced

21 October 2021
The program for the 2021 Small Press Network (SPN) annual Independent Publishing Conference has been announced. The 10th annual SPN conference will be held online from 25–27 November, with a...

Aus publishers attend Frankfurt virtually for second year 

20 October 2021
The 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair begins today, with publishers and authors attending the five-day event in-person or virtually through Frankfurt’s digital rights platform. At the annual opening press conference, Börsenverein...

Scribe acquires Marson nonfiction book 

20 October 2021
Scribe has acquired a nonfiction book about sexual violence by ACT-based prosecutor Katrina Marson. World rights (ex North America) were acquired from Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary. The as...

Arts NT Varuna Fellowships announced

19 October 2021
The recipients of the 2021 Arts NT Varuna Residency Fellowships have been announced. Presented in partnership with the Northern Territory government, the fellowship gives six writers from the Top End...

Creative Victoria latest funding recipients

18 October 2021
Creative Victoria has announced the latest recipients of funding from its Creators Fund and Creative Workers Fund. Twenty-seven Victorian creators have shared in $995,902 of funding through the 2021 Creators...

Laguna wins 2021 Colin Roderick Literary Award

15 October 2021
Sofie Laguna has won the $20,000 Colin Roderick Literary Award and the H T Priestley Medal for her novel Infinite Splendours (A&U). Laguna’s coming-of-age story of a boy living in...

S&S acquires Weir novel 

15 October 2021
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired world rights to a novel set in contemporary Byron Bay, by journalist James Weir. Rights to The Hemsworth Effect—a title referencing the influence...

Varuna launches pilot Western Sydney writers fellowship

14 October 2021
Varuna, the National Writers’ House has launched a new fellowship focussing on stories and writers from Western Sydney. Western Sydney Lamplight is a fortnight-long intensive pilot program for 12 writers...

PRH Melbourne office moves to Southbank 

13 October 2021
Penguin Random House (PRH) has announced its Melbourne office is moving. The publisher will move from its current location at 707 Collins Street in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct to a new...

Milnes appointed ILF COO 

13 October 2021
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) has announced the appointment of Mike Milnes to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO). Milnes will take on responsibilities previously held by...