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2 March 2017


Eckermann wins $215k Windham-Campbell Prize

Poet Ali Cobby Eckermann is one of eight winners of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize, which recognises English-language writers who ‘have left their mark on the world of literature or theatre’ and comes with... Read more

ARRC 2017: Milan’s keynote on feminism and romance the highlight at ‘intimate’ convention x

Reading habits, feminism and the representation of women in romance fiction were among the topics raised at the fifth Australian Romance Readers Convention (ARRC), held in Melbourne from 24-26 February.... Read more
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43,000 attend PWF: Lindy West, Deng Adut and first ‘Literary Death Match’ among the highlights x

More than 43,000 people attended the 2017 Perth Writers Festival, which ran from 23-26 February. Attendance was slightly down on the 2016 festival, which attracted around 45,000 people. A hundred... Read more

VIPs announced for 2017 SWF

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the guests attending the 2017 Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) Program, to be held during the Sydney Writers’ Festival in May. The guests... Read more
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$4.1m in rights sales attributed to VIPs 2011-16 x

Over four million dollars in rights sales have been attributed to the Australia Council’s Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) program over the past five years, according to the Australia Council’s review... Read more


Roberts-Orr appointed artistic director of EWF

Melbourne writer, editor and producer Izzy Roberts-Orr has been appointed artistic director and co-CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF). Roberts-Orr is a former co-director of the National Young Writers’... Read more
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Small publisher spotlight: Zabriskie Books x

Sydney-based Zabriskie Books is building a ‘beautiful, engaging and varied nonfiction catalogue’. Bookseller turned publisher Niki Zubrzycki spoke to Books+Publishing for our Small Publisher Spotlight series. Describe your company in... Read more

PRH to publish books by Obamas

Penguin Random House has acquired world rights to two books by former US President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama in a deal reportedly worth US$65m (A$85m). According... Read more



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