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April

Sydney Writers' Festival 2020
(27 April–3 May)
Sydney Writers' Festival 
(27 April–3 May)
Visiting International Publishers program
(29 April–1 May)

May

Clunes Booktown Festival 2020
(2–3 May)
Melbourne Jewish Book Week
(2–7 May)
First Nations Writers' Residency
(4–13 May)
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
(4–7 May)
Taipei International Book Exhibition
(7–12 May)
NY Writers Festival
(14–17 May)

June

Emerging Writers Festival
(16–23 June)
ABA Conference 2020
(21–22 June)
Australian Booksellers Association conference
(21–22 June)
BookUp
(23 June)

October

Frankfurt Book Fair
(14–18 October)

November

Shanghai Children’s Book Fair
(13–15 November)

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EWF 2020 to take place ‘entirely online’

2 April 2020
The Emerging Writers Festival (EWF), which runs from 16–23 June, usually in Melbourne, will take place online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Festival organisers ‘made the proactive decision...

Record book sales at Adelaide Writers’ Week 

17 March 2020
Record book and catering sales at Adelaide Writers’ Week, which ran from 29 February to 5 March, indicate the highest recorded attendance numbers at the festival, according to director Jo...

LEB conference postponed

16 March 2020
Leading Edge Books (LEB) has postponed the upcoming LEB conference, scheduled for 22–24 March, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. LEB said in a statement this morning that it has...

Evaristo, Taddeo, Jamison among 2020 SWF lineup

13 March 2020
The program has been announced for the 2020 Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), which runs from 27 April to 3 May. Over 400 local and international writers, journalists and public figures...

S&S, Nielsen withdraw from LEB conference 

12 March 2020
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) and Nielsen Book Australia will not attend this year’s Leading Edge Books (LEB) Conference, which is due to run from 22–24 March in Brisbane. In...

WestWords to host day-long writing festival

11 March 2020
Western Sydney literature organisation WestWords will host a day-long event in celebration of the ways in which Western Sydney has ‘shaped many diverse and cultural stories’. A Celebration of Writing...

Bottomley to give keynote at ABA conference

5 March 2020
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the full program for its 2020 conference, to be held at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney from 21–22 June. International guest Nic Bottomley,...

Clunes Booktown Festival 2020 program announced

2 March 2020
The program has been announced for this year’s Clunes Booktown Festival, to be held from 2–3 May. Over 30 authors will appear at the festival, including Andy Griffiths, Garry Disher,...

BookUp announces first keynotes

28 February 2020
The Australian Publishers Association has announced the first keynote speakers for its inaugural book industry conference BookUp. Demographer Claire Madden will present ‘Generational change: where is Australia going?’, a look...

Expand your audience at Frankfurt

17 February 2020
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Expand your audience at Shanghai

17 February 2020
Build international buzz and rights leads for your standout titles in our monthly rights newsletter. Reach over 7000 overseas publishers, rights agents, subagents and industry professionals each month. Don’t miss...

Expand your audience at Bologna

16 February 2020
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VIPs, inaugural fellows announced for SWF 2020

10 February 2020
The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the guests attending the 2020 Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) program, to be held from Wednesday, 29 April to Friday, 1 May, alongside...

LBF to host audiobook summit

7 February 2020
The London Book Fair (LBF) is launching a new audiobook summit, to be held on 10 March. Audio HQ will include sessions on the size of the UK market and...

Expand your audience at London Book Fair

6 February 2020
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Taipei book fair postponed due to coronavirus

3 February 2020
The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), originally scheduled for 4–9 February, has been postponed until 7–12 May as a result of the spreading coronavirus epidemic. The Ministry of Culture, Taiwan...

Book events in 2020

7 January 2020
January International Cairo Book Fair, Egypt (22 January–4 February) International Kolkata Book Fair, India (29 January–9 February) Jaipur Literature Festival, India (23–27 January) New Delhi World Book Fair, India (4–12...

Broadside festival: Garner tops bestsellers 

20 November 2019
More than 16,000 people attended the inaugural Broadside festival on 9–10 November at the Melbourne Town Hall. Run by the Wheeler Centre, the festival featured international guests including UK author...

First writers announced for Adelaide Writers’ Week

30 October 2019
The first writers have been announced for next year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week, which runs from 29 February to 5 March. International guests include Nigerian novelist Chigozie Obioma, Omani novelist and...

LEB to hold 2020 conference in Brisbane

21 October 2019
Leading Edge Books (LEB) will hold its annual conference on 22–24 March at the Sofitel Brisbane Central. The conference program for Sunday, 22 March includes member forums, a keynote presentation,...