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14 December 2016

Final ‘Weekly Book Newsletter’ for 2016

Today’s Weekly Book Newsletter will be the last for 2016. The first Weekly Book Newsletter for 2017 will be published on Wednesday 11 January. The last Daily Newsletter for 2016 was published on... Read more


UQP acquires Lucashenko novel ‘Too Much Lip’

UQP acting-CEO and publisher Madonna Duffy has acquired world rights to Melissa Lucashenko’s new novel Too Much Lip. Partly inspired by Ned Kelly and the Beverley Hillbillies, Too Much Lip... Read more
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A&U acquires Lambie memoir

Allen & Unwin will publish a memoir by independent Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie in mid-2017, reports the Australian. The publisher said Lambie’s story is of ‘a very ordinary Australian who... Read more

Bachoura wins 2016 Deborah Cass Prize

Syrian-born actor and writer Jean Bachoura has won Writers Victoria’s 2016 Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds for his manuscript extract ‘Night Falls’. ‘Night Falls’ was chosen... Read more
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HarperCollins acquires McTiernan, Ringland debuts

HarperCollins has acquired the rights to two novels by first-time Australian authors. Perth-based writer Dervla McTiernan’s crime novel The Rúin was acquired by publisher Anna Valdinger in a two-book deal... Read more


Diversity initiative ‘Voices from the Intersection’ to hold publisher speed pitching day

Authors Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina have launched a volunteer initiative Voices from the Intersection (VFTI), with the aim of providing publication and mentorship opportunities to emerging YA and children’s... Read more
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OzCo announces leadership program participants

A number of literary arts workers have been selected for the 2017 Australia Council Leadership Programs. Participants in the 2017 Future Leaders Program include Right Now magazine general manager Reiko... Read more

Indie Book Awards 2017 longlists announced

Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2017 Indie Book Awards. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Easy Way Out (Steven Amsterdam, Hachette) Between a... Read more


Watts, Witherspoon to adapt ‘Penguin Bloom’ for film

Australian actress Naomi Watts has partnered with US actress and film producer Reese Witherspoon and US film producer Bruna Papandrea to option the rights to Penguin Bloom (Cameron Bloom &... Read more


Martyn leaves HarperCollins

HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn has left the publisher to pursue ‘new challenges’ after 17 years with the company. Martyn joined HarperCollins in 1999 as publishing director of Australian and... Read more


Bestsellers this week x

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (J K Rowling, Hachette) continues its run as the top-selling title in Australia for a third consecutive week, ahead of Double Down: Diary... Read more



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