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7 March 2017


Grenville wins OzCo Lifetime Achievement in Literature Award

Kate Grenville has won the 2017 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. The award, formerly known as the Writers’ Emeritus Award, recognises ‘the achievements of eminent literary writers... Read more

Australian Romance Readers Association to end conventions x

The Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) has announced that its 2017 convention, which was held in Melbourne from 24-26 February, was its last. A spokesperson for the ARRA executive committee told... Read more
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New Zealand Book Awards 2017 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Wish Child (Catherine Chidgey, Victoria University Press) Love as... Read more

Report finds NZ writers earn $12,500 on average from their writing

New Zealand writers earn an average of NZ$13,500 (A$12,450) per year from their writing, according to a new report commissioned by Copyright Licensing NZ. The survey of New Zealand writers,... Read more
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ILF’s Great Book Swap launches today

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s (ILF) Great Book Swap launches today with a special event with ILF ambassador Justine Clarke and the Indigenous students at Villawood East Public School in Sydney.... Read more

Waterstones MD attacks ‘crushing consistency’ of chain bookstores

In the UK, Waterstones managing director James Daunt has spoken out against the ‘crushing consistency’ of chain bookstores such as former Waterstones owner WH Smith, reports the Guardian. At a... Read more
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