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15 February 2016

Dawkins cancels Australian tour

UK author Richard Dawkins has cancelled his upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour after suffering a ‘minor stroke’ in the UK. Dawkins was scheduled to speak at a number of... Read more

writingWA Awards 2015 winners announced

The winners of the 2015 writingWA Awards, which support emerging writers based in regional Western Australia, have been announced. Marc Simojoki was awarded the Curtin University Prize for Fiction for... Read more

Express Media to host Canberra, Western Sydney events

Melbourne-based Express Media will host ‘pop-up events’ outside of Victoria as part of its first annual Tracks program. The program will host workshops, masterclasses and other events for young writers... Read more

Ditmar Awards 2016 ballot announced

The ballot for the 2016 Ditmar Awards has been announced. The shortlisted works include: Best Novel The Dagger’s Path (Glenda Larke, Orbit) Day Boy (Trent Jamieson, Text) Graced (Amanda Pillar,... Read more

Letters to Tiptree


Australian anthology shortlisted for UK sci-fi award

Australian anthology Letters to Tiptree (ed by Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Kranostein, Twelfth Planet) has been shortlisted for the 2016 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards. The collection is one... Read more

Blue Danielle Steel


Bestsellers this week

This week’s bestsellers chart has a new number one with Danielle Steel’s Blue (Bantam) debuting in top spot on both the top 10 chart and the highest new entry chart.... Read more

S&S sales up slightly in 2015

Simon & Schuster has recorded global sales of US$780m (A$1,098m) in 2015, up 0.25% from US$778m (A$1,095m) the previous year, report Publishers Weekly and the Bookseller. Parent company CBS released... Read more



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