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ABIA winners, push for EBA at Better Read Than Dead

5 May 2021
In a big week for awards, the winners of this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards were announced, as were the winners of the Vogel, the Nature Writing Prize, IPEd’s Janet Mackenzie...

Stella Prize and NSW Prem’s winners, industry moves

28 April 2021
Evie Wyld has won this year’s Stella Prize, worth $50,000, for her novel The Bass Rock (Vintage). Meanwhile, Ellen van Neerven has scooped the 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards with their...

ABIA shortlists; PRH revenue, earnings up

14 April 2021
The shortlists for this year’s ABIAs have been announced, as has the shortlist for the ABIA Rising Star of the Year Award. In other news, Clunes Booktown is returning with...

RISE funding recipients, ABDA shortlists

8 April 2021
The Australian Publishers Association, and the Melbourne and Blue Mountains writers festivals are among the latest recipients of the federal government’s RISE funding. In awards news, the shortlists for the...

BWF program announced, Readings staff request EBA

24 March 2021
The program for this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival, running from 7–9 May, has been announced. Meanwhile, Red Room Poetry is planning a series of daily events for the first ever...

New HarperCollins imprint; Au wins inaugural Novel Prize

17 February 2021
HarperCollins Australia is launching a new ‘design-led’ illustrated imprint, Harper by Design. In industry events, IPEd and BWF are collaborating on an Authors and Editors in Conversation series, while EWF...

VPLAs winners, Booktopia EBITDA up 506%

3 February 2021
Laura Jean McKay has won Australia’s richest literary prize, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature, for The Animals in That Country (Scribe), at this year’s Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. In...

Oz Day honours, Perth Festival program and more

28 January 2021
A handful of book industry figures have been recognised in the annual Australia Day honours. The full line-up for the 2021 Perth Festival Literature & Ideas program—which runs from 8–28...

UWAP to become hybrid publisher, latest awards and more

13 January 2021
In December last year, the University of Western Australia announced the university’s publishing arm will become a ‘hybrid’ publisher, with the library to take over internal management of the press....

Booktopia senior appointments, latest awards

7 October 2020
This week Booktopia announced a slate of senior appointments, including a new CFO. Meanwhile, the Big Issue released its 2020 fiction edition line-up and the Queensland Poetry Festival received funding...