Daily Newsletter
11 January 2016

 

Griffiths and Denton top 2015 bestsellers chart

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s The 65-Storey Treehouse (Pan) was the highest selling title in Australia in 2015 with 312,000 copies sold, reports the Age. The sales topped those of... Read more
 

Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Anchoress (Robyn Cadwallader, Fourth Estate) A Million Windows... Read more
 

 

Henshaw wins 2015 ACT Book of the Year

Mark Henshaw’s The Snow Kimono (Text) was announced as the winner of the $10,000 ACT Book of the Year Award for 2015 at a ceremony in Canberra on 17 December.... Read more
 

Inaugural UWAP Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist announced

The shortlist for UWA Publishing’s inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript was announced in December. The shortlisted works, chosen from 136 entries, are: ‘Extinctions’ by Josephine Wilson ‘Dark... Read more
 

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Bestsellers this week

Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney, Puffin) has extended its run as Australia’s number one bestseller for a seventh consecutive week, taking out the top spot overall... Read more
 

PRH sells Author Solutions

Penguin Random House (PRH) has sold its self-publishing division Author Solutions to an affiliate of Najafi Companies, an US-based private investment firm, for an undisclosed sum, reports Publishers Weekly. Author... Read more
 

‘Grey’, ‘Go Set a Watchman’ top UK, US charts

E L James’ Grey (Arrow) and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman (HarperCollins) were the bestselling books in the UK and US respectively in 2015. In the UK, the Bookseller... Read more
 

Costa Book Award 2015 category winners announced

In the UK, the Costa Book Award 2015 category winners have been announced. The winners are: A God in Ruins (Kate Atkinson, Doubleday) in the novel category; The Loney (Andrew... Read more
 

 

 

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