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19 February 2024


BookPeople announces conference guest authors x

BookPeople has announced its first guests for this year’s conference—the authors who will speak at its 100th anniversary gala dinner and awards night. Helen Garner will be the pre-dinner speaker.... Read more

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Funder longlisted for inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction

Anna Funder is longlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction, worth £30,000 (A$58,000), for her book Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s invisible life (Hamish Hamilton). The fifteen other titles longlisted for the award... Read more
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DANZ Children’s Book Award shortlists announced

The shortlists for the inaugural DANZ (Diversity in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand) Children’s Book Award have been announced. Chosen from longlists announced last month, the shortlisted titles in each... Read more

Rodrick wins inaugural Pearl Prize

Spencer M F Rodrick has won the inaugural Pearl Prize, presented by queer arts and cultural organisation Midsumma. Rodrick, who was chosen from a list of 15 finalists, and was... Read more
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A&U acquires Beer middle-grade novel x

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to Thunderhead, a debut illustrated middle-grade novel by picture book author and illustrator Sophie Beer, via Annabel Barker at Annabel Barker Agency.... Read more

Glasgow Worldcon chair promises transparency following Hugo censorship

In the US, a report by science fiction and fantasy writers Chris M Barkley and Jason Sanford on the 2023 Hugo Awards—which draws on leaked emails from a member of... Read more
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Alice™: The biggest untold story in the history of money (Stuart Kells, MUP) x

An Australian inventor patented the future of world finance. An Australian journalist saw what finance had become and told the world. Business and finance writer Stuart Kells (The Library: A... Read more


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