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Imago

16 September 2019
Global printing solutions: China, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, India and Europe. Production management of books, stationery, packaging, toys and games for publishing companies who want to benefit from our...

High Infidelity

12 September 2019
At 44, loyal English wife Lara Winters discovers that Brock, her husband of 21 years, has betrayed her. Devastated, desperate, she flees her home in London and heads for the...

Motherling

12 September 2019
Motherling addresses every parent of an adult child’s nightmare. Your child is grown up. He’s got a great job, living a happy life overseas. You don’t have to worry about...

The Sea & Us

12 September 2019
From the Stella Prize-shortlisted author, this is a heart-warming novel about longing, absence and the people we unexpectedly come to love. A young man called Harold rents a room above...

Field of Poppies

12 September 2019
Keen to escape the pressures of city life, Marsali Swift and her husband, William, are drawn to Listowel, a glorious historic mansion in the seemingly tranquil small town of Muckleton....

Almost a Mirror

12 September 2019
Like fireflies to light, Mona and Danny are drawn to the glamour of the Crystal Ballroom and the post-punk music scene of 1980s Melbourne, and into the orbit of musicians...

My Name is Revenge

12 September 2019
On 17 December 1980, two men shot the Turkish consul-general to Sydney and his bodyguard near the consul’s home in Vaucluse. The assassins aimed, fired and vanished. From the assassination...

Australian women crime writers feted

12 September 2019
Australia’s two premier awards for crime writing were presented this month, and three women bagged prizes at each: Dervla McTiernan for her debut novel The Ruin (HarperCollins), Jane Harper for...

Parallax: A novel

12 September 2019
Robin Morgan’s most radiant prose, spare but sensuous, welcomes you into her dazzling imagination. This is a story about storytelling—a set of shorter tales which, like Russian dolls, nest and...

Multiple wins for McTiernan, Harper and Lee

12 September 2019
Australian women crime writers have cleaned up at the Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing and—predictably—the Davitt Awards for crime books by Australian women. The multiple winners were Dervla...

Antarctica

4 September 2019
Antarctica—an icy desert with mountain ranges and sleeping volcanoes, home to the spinning end of the earth and to a diverse array of quirky creatures. Award-winning artist Moira Court brings...

Berbay to expand publishing program

22 August 2019
Melbourne-based children’s publisher Berbay Books has announced it will double its publishing list from eight to 16 titles in 2020. After a few years of ‘significant’ sales growth of its...

CBCA winners announced

22 August 2019
The winners of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The winning titles are: Older readers: Between Us (Clare Atkins, Black Inc.)...

Wakefield sells debut YA novel to US 

22 August 2019
Wakefield Press has sold world rights (ex ANZ) to Poppy Nwosu’s debut YA novel Making Friends with Alice Dyson to Walker Books US for a five-figure sum. The first book...

‘Axiomatic’ sold to UK’s Fitzcarraldo Editions

9 August 2019
Small press Brow Books has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic—‘a boundary-shifting fusion of thinking, storytelling, reportage and meditation’—to independent publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions. The deal follows the...

Melbourne Writers Festival interrogates love

9 August 2019
‘When We Talk About Love’ is the heart-interrogating theme of this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival, which runs from 30 August to 8 September, with sessions that explore ‘our love for people,...

There Was Still Love (Favel Parrett, Hachette)

6 August 2019
Favel Parrett’s third novel, There Was Still Love, is a meticulously observed and masterfully crafted immigrant story about a displaced Czech family. The novel oscillates in nearly every way—between the...

Speech Pathology Book Awards shortlist announced

18 July 2019
The shortlists for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The books are judged on their ‘appeal to children, interactive quality and ability to assist...

Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist announced

11 July 2019
Five titles have been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award ahead of the winner’s announcement on 30 July. They are: The Lebs (Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Hachette), A Sand Archive (Gregory Day, Picador), A Stolen Season (Rodney...

Krien’s debut novel ‘Act of Grace’ sold to UK

11 July 2019
Black Inc. has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ and Canada) to accomplished nonfiction author Anna Krien’s forthcoming debut novel Act of Grace to Serpent’s Tail. Acquiring editor Hannah...