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Hardie Grant announces new parental leave policy 

11 December 2019
Hardie Grant will introduce changes to its parental leave policy in 2020 that will mean secondary carers will receive the same paid parental leave benefits as primary carers—13 weeks of...

Sun wins KYD New Critic Award

11 December 2019
Sydney-based writer and designer Michael Sun has been named the winner of the 2020 Kill Your Darlings (KYD) New Critic Award. Sun receives a $1000 cash prize, plus a regular...

Peri Wilson appointed A&U publicity director 

11 December 2019
Peri Wilson has been appointed publicity director at Allen & Unwin (A&U). Wilson has worked across media, arts and advertising industries, within companies including Random House, Yahoo7, Sensis, PwC and...

‘Bridget Crack’ wins 2019 Tasmania Book Prize

6 December 2019
The winners of the 2019 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes have been announced. The winning works and their authors are: Tasmania Book Prize for the best book with Tasmanian content in...

Chen wins Deborah Cass Prize 2019

6 December 2019
Writer Janette Chen has won the 2019 Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds for her manuscript extract ‘Wall of Men’. Chosen from a shortlist of 10, ‘Wall of...

MidnightSun acquires Steve Heron picture book 

5 December 2019
MidnightSun has acquired world rights to the picture book Ling Li’s Lantern, by Steve Heron and illustrated by Benjamin Johnston. Ling Li’s Lantern follows Ling Li on a quest that...

‘The Book Ninja’ optioned for film

4 December 2019
Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus’ novel The Book Ninja (S&S) has been optioned for film by producers Chris Brown of Pictures in Paradise and Veronica Fury of Fury Film Co....

Indie Book Awards 2020 longlists announced

4 December 2019
Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2020 Indie Book Awards for books published in 2019. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The White Girl (Tony...

UQP acquires two new nonfiction titles by Foley, Bond

2 December 2019
The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired world rights to two books by leading Indigenous scholars, visual artist Fiona Foley’s Biting the Clouds and public intellectual Chelsea Bond’s Another...

Room on our Rock wins Charlotte Huck Award in US

29 November 2019
In the US, Room on our Rock (Kate & Jol Temple, illus by Terri Rose Baynton, Scholastic) has won the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for outstanding fiction for children. Room...





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