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Moloney wins 2019 CBCA Nan Chauncy Award

16 August 2019
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has presented James Moloney with the 2019 CBCA Nan Chauncy Award for his contribution to Australian children’s literature. Moloney is the author of...

CBCA Awards 2019 winners announced

16 August 2019
The winners of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each of the categories are: Older readers...

Storylines launches te reo Māori manuscript award

16 August 2019
Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust has announced a new award for an unpublished manuscript written in te reo Māori, reports Booksellers NZ.  The new award is named in honour of...

Apolonio wins Liminal Fiction Prize

16 August 2019
Bryant Apolonio has won the inaugural Liminal Fiction Prize for his story ‘Bad Weather’. Apolonio’s story is described as ‘a split narrative between two generations, two worlds and two cultures’....

Full program announced for Ubud 2019

15 August 2019
The full program has been announced for the 2019 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), which runs from 23–27 October in Ubud, Indonesia. Joining a total of 180 speakers from...

Arnott’s ‘Flames’ shortlisted for Not the Booker

13 August 2019
Hobart-based author Robbie Arnott has been shortlisted for the Guardian’s 2019 Not the Booker prize. Arnott’s debut, Flames (Text), was one of six shortlisted titles chosen from a longlist of...

ASA, HQ launch $10,000 commercial fiction prize

13 August 2019
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and HarperCollins imprint HQ have announced a new commercial fiction prize for an unpublished manuscript. The winner of the ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize will receive...

RWA awards 2019 winners announced

12 August 2019
The winners of the 2019 Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year awards, known as the Ruby Awards, were announced on 10 August at the RWA conference...

Liminal Fiction Prize shortlist announced

9 August 2019
Liminal magazine has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Liminal Fiction Prize. The shortlisted authors and their works are: Bryant Apolonio, for ‘Bad Weather’ Claire Cao, for ‘See You Tomorrow’...

‘The Girl on the Page’ film rights acquired

9 August 2019
Sydney-based production company Causeway Films has acquired the film rights to John Purcell’s The Girl on the Page (HarperCollins), via Simone Camilleri of Green Ink Agency. Set in the UK in the...

HarperCollins to publish Ellyse Perry’s ‘Perspective’

9 August 2019
HarperCollins will publish Australian cricketer and soccer player Ellyse Perry’s debut nonfiction book Perspective in November 2019. HarperCollins said Perry’s ‘inspiring’ and ‘heavily illustrated’ title will feature ‘stories and reflections from her...

Colin Roderick Award 2019 shortlist announced

9 August 2019
The shortlist for this year’s Colin Roderick Award, administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook University, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Sun Music: New...

Sarroff appointed HarperCollins finance director 

8 August 2019
HarperCollins ANZ has appointed Simone Sarroff to the new position of finance director, effective 17 September. CEO James Kellow said: ‘Simone brings a wealth of commercial experience from her previous...