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12 March 2024

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Garmus, Patchett, Connelly, Ng to headline SWF

The program for this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), which runs 20–26 May under the theme Take Me Away, has been announced. The program includes almost 300 guests and comprises... Read more


Penguin Literary Prize 2024 shortlist announced

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has announced the shortlist for the 2024 Penguin Literary Prize. The shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘What Is Left for Us’ by Sophie Stern (Sydney, NSW)—When Rebecca... Read more
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Needham wins 2024 MUD Literary Prize

Kylie Needham has been announced as the winner of the 2024 MUD Literary Prize, at an event at the Adelaide Festival, for her novel Girl in a Pink Dress (Hamish... Read more

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Zhan receives 2024 Kat Muscat Fellowship

Express Media and the Kat Muscat Fellowship Committee have announced that Xiaole Zhan is the recipient of the 2024 Kat Muscat Fellowship. Selected from a shortlist of six announced last... Read more
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Sort Of Books acquires UK rights to De Kretser novel x

UK independent publisher Sort Of Books has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to Michelle de Kretser’s forthcoming novel Theory & Practice, via Sarah Lutyens at Lutyens & Rubenstein.... Read more

International Booker Prize 2024 longlist

The longlist for the 2024 International Booker Prize, worth £50,000 (A$96,900), has been announced. The titles in the running for this year’s prize are: Crooked Plow (Itamar Vieira Junior, trans... Read more
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Country (Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson, illus Cheryl Davison, Wild Dog, May) x

Country is a celebration of earth and sky, sun, moon and stars—central to First Nations Culture. Through intricate, warm and entrancing artwork by renowned artist and Walbunja, Ngarigo woman Cheryl... Read more



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