Daily Newsletter
2 August 2016

APA, ALIA strike deal for libraries to use book covers in promotions

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have come to an agreement to allow libraries to use book covers to promote books and authors.... Read more

Hachette, EWF announce 2016 Richell Prize longlist

Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival have announced the 2016 Richell Prize for emerging writers longlist. The 19 longlisted writers and their works are: ‘The Illusion of Islands’ by... Read more

The ‘Saturday Paper’ announces new essay prize

The Saturday Paper and cosmetics company Aesop have announced a new $15,000 ‘major’ essay award, named in honour of the late author Donald Horne. The Horne Prize will be awarded... Read more


‘Griffith Review’ 2016 Novella Project winners announced

The winners of the Griffith Review’s Novella Project competition have been announced. The winning authors and their works are: ‘Muse’ by Melanie Cheng ‘A fulcrum of infinities’ by Graham Lang... Read more

Jolley Prize 2016 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Australian Book Review’s (ABR) Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, worth a total of $12,500, has been announced. The shortlisted stories are: ‘Ash’ by Anthony Lawrence ‘Glisk’... Read more

HarperCollins appoints Hedley as NZ publisher

HarperCollins has appointed Alex Hedley as its New Zealand publisher, replacing Finlay MacDonald, who left for a role outside publishing, in the position. Hedley has been general nonfiction publisher at... Read more

Lohrey awarded ANU creative arts fellowship

Tasmanian author Amanda Lohrey is the recipient of the Australian National University’s (ANU) 2016 H C Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship, designed to allow artists to ‘engage in a period of... Read more

Turkish government closes 29 publishing houses

The Turkish Publishers Association (TPA) has reported that 29 Turkish publishing houses have been closed as part of a state crackdown following the attempted military coup staged against president Recep... Read more



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