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22 September 2023


PANZ Book Design Awards 2023 winners announced

The Publishers Association of New Zealand Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) has announced the winners of its Book Design Awards 2023. The winners in each category are: Gerard Reid Award... Read more


Fraser receives inaugural Australian Short Story Festival mentorship

The Australian Short Story Festival (ASSF) has announced John A D Fraser as the winner of the 2023 ASSF Mentorship prize, for the story ‘Seven Smokes’. Fraser receives a three-month... Read more
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Rockpool acquires Forsyth’s oracle deck x

Rockpool Publishing has acquired world rights to Kate Forsyth’s Fairy Tale Wisdom Oracle. Forsyth’s first oracle deck will ‘spin together myth, folklore and history in new and surprising ways’. The deck... Read more


Booker Prize 2023 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2023 Booker Prize has been announced. The six books shortlisted for the £50,000 (A$95,756) prize are: Study for Obedience (Sarah Bernstein, Granta) If I Survive You (Jonathan Escoffery,... Read more
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Crow Baby (Helen Milroy, Fremantle) x

Set in a time long ago, when the universe was newly created and things were ‘unpredictable and unique’, a baby is born containing two spirits—one human and one crow. The... Read more
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