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QBD unrolls Australian Geographic kiosks 

16 September 2020
QBD has unrolled three Australian Geographic kiosks within its stores at Carindale, Chermside and Joondalup as part of its retail partnership with the Australian Geographic brand. The partnership also includes...

Arathimos wins 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award

15 September 2020
Michalia Arathimos has won the the 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award for her short story collection Apologia (originally titled ‘The Free Box’). Judge Justin Wolfers described the collection as...

S&S acquires biography ‘The Nazis Knew My Name’ 

15 September 2020
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired world rights to The Nazis Knew My Name, Maya Lee's biography of her mother, Australian–Slovakian Auschwitz survivor Magda Hellinger. Lee's book is based on...

Vic gov reveals support package for small businesses

14 September 2020
The Victorian government has announced a $3 billion package to support small businesses affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, reports the ABC. The package includes $1.1 billion in cash grants to...

Hardie Grant, Kellow launch Ultimo Press 

14 September 2020
Hardie Grant has announced the launch of Ultimo Press, a new Sydney-based publishing house to be led by former HarperCollins ANZ CEO James Kellow as managing director and ‘backed by’...

Ubud to run as Kembali 2020

14 September 2020
The organisers of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) have announced the annual festival will combine with the Ubud Food Festival in 2020 to create Kembali 2020, a festival...

Vickerman wins SLQ Young Writers Award

10 September 2020
Ellen Vickerman has won the the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) Young Writers Award for her short story 'Unit K13', described by the judges as ‘a standout winner’. Vickerman receives...

NT Literary Awards 2020 shortlists announced

10 September 2020
The shortlists for this year’s Northern Territory Literary Awards were announced in August. The finalists in each category are: Short story award ($1000) 'Of Ruts and Roars'  (Mhairi Duncan) 'Bull...

NT Writers Festival program announced

9 September 2020
The program for this year’s NT Writers Festival, which runs from 1–4 October, has been announced. The festival’s theme is ‘Gunamidirra garawa birditj | when the tides turn’. Live events, including...

Richell Prize 2020 longlist announced

8 September 2020
Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) have announced the longlist for the 2020 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The longlisted works are: 'The Dream Weavers Apprentice' (Kate Clinch-Jones)...

NSW Premier’s History Awards 2020 winners announced

7 September 2020
The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has announced the winners of the 2020 NSW Premier’s History Awards, worth $15,000 each. The winning works in each category, chosen from shortlists announced...

Banjo Prize 2020 shortlist announced

7 September 2020
HarperCollins has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Banjo Prize for an unpublished work of commercial fiction. The shortlisted manuscripts are: 'The List' (Megan Albany) 'The Tuesday Afternoon Murder Club'...

Queensland Literary Awards 2020 winners announced

7 September 2020
The winners of the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category, chosen from shortlists announced in August, are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work...

Educational Publishing Awards 2020 winners announced

4 September 2020
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA). Promoting Literacy Development (PLD) was awarded the 2020 Publisher of the Year for...

Blake Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist announced

4 September 2020
The shortlist for the Blake Poetry Prize has been announced. The eight shortlisted poems are: 'History of Sadness' by Louise Carter 'On Finding Charlotte in the Anthropological Record' by Judith...

EWF announces At Home Residencies

3 September 2020
The Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) has launched a new remote residency program, the EWF At Home Residencies. Four successful applicants will each receive $1600 to commit to spending two weeks...