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Booktopia shortlisted for online retail awards

13 June 2019
Online bookseller Booktopia has been shortlisted in several categories in the 2019 Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs). Booktopia is a finalist for Best Pureplay Retailer and Technology Champion, while Booktopia...

Pages & Pages to close

13 June 2019
Pages & Pages Booksellers in Mosman, Sydney, will close on 30 August following the owners' decision not to renew their lease. Chris and Phil Page first opened the store in...

Hollier joins MUP as CEO 

13 June 2019
Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) has appointed Nathan Hollier as its new chief executive officer. Hollier, who has been director of Monash University Publishing for nine years, takes over from acting...

PANZ Book Design Awards 2019 shortlists announced

12 June 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best illustrated book As You Will:...

Byron Writers Festival program announced

12 June 2019
The program for this year’s Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 2–4 August, has been announced. More than 140 local and international guests will take part in over 120 sessions...

Ngaio Marsh Award 2019 longlist announced

11 June 2019
The longlist for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime fiction has been announced, featuring a work begun by Ngaio Marsh herself during the Second World War. Marsh's...

Parrish wins Lambda award for graphic novel

6 June 2019
Canada-based Australian comics artist Tommi Parrish has won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for a graphic novel for their book The Lie and How We Told It (Fantagraphics). The Lie and...

Chloe Wilson wins ‘Iowa Review’ Award for fiction

6 June 2019
Melbourne writer Chloe Wilson has won the Iowa Review Award for fiction for her story ‘Tongue-Tied’. Wilson receives US$1500 (A$2150) and publication in the December issue of the Iowa Review....

WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

5 June 2019
The shortlists for this year's Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an emerging writer ($15,000) If I Tell...

Karskens wins ‘ABR’ 2019 Calibre Prize

5 June 2019
Historian Grace Karskens has won the Australian Book Review’s (ABR) 2019 Calibre Prize for her essay ‘Nah Doongh’s Song’. Karskens' essay examines the ‘unusually long life of one of the...