Daily Newsletter
26 November 2015

Jensen wins 2015 Waverley Library Award

Erik Jensen has won the 2015 Waverley Library Award for Literature, known as the ‘Nib’, for his book Acute Misfortune (Black Inc.). Wright was presented with the award, worth $20,000,... Read more

New Zealand Book Awards 2016 longlists announced

The longlists for the New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Antipodeans (Greg McGee, Upstart Press) Astonished Dice: Collected Short Stories... Read more

SPN conference returns to Melbourne; indie publishers strong in nonfiction, reports BookScan x

The Small Press Network’s (SPN) fourth Independent Publishing Conference returned to the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on 19-21 November after being held in Sydney last year. SPN membership manager Hannah... Read more

New ABDA category to recognise best designed education, reference books

The 2016 Australian Book Design Awards will include a new award for Best Designed Scholarly and Reference Book, bringing the total categories to 16. Eligible titles for the new category include... Read more

Bertelsmann seeking private equity partner to buy PRH

Bertelsmann is looking for a private equity partner to help it buy out Pearson’s stake in Penguin Random House (PRH), three sources have told Reuters. ‘It is definitely something Bertelsmann... Read more

Poet McMillan wins ‘Guardian’ First Book Award x

In the UK, Andrew McMillan has won the 2015 Guardian First Book Award for his collection of poetry Physical (Jonathan Cape). McMillan’s book, which focuses on depictions of modern masculinity,... Read more



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