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16 March 2017

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Auckland Writers Festival 2017 program released

The program has been announced for the 2017 Auckland Writers Festival, which runs from 16-21 May. The line-up of 42 international writers includes Man Booker Prize-winning US novelist Paul Beatty; US... Read more


Black Inc. to publish ‘Writers on Writers’ series

Black Inc. has commissioned a series of six short books featuring Australian writers reflecting on other Australian writers who have inspired and influenced them. The first two titles, to be published in... Read more
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Evans appointed head of Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Reading Australia

The Copyright Agency has appointed Nicola Evans as the head of its Cultural Fund and Reading Australia programs. Evans’ previous roles include program manager for the Australia Council and, most... Read more

Writers awarded OzCo international residencies for 2017-18

A number of writers have been awarded international residencies for 2017-18 as part of the Australia Council’s program. The writers are: Josephine Rowe, to build on her collection of short... Read more
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Queensland Literary Awards announces new prize for digital literature

The Queensland Literary Awards is introducing a new digital literature award in 2017. The $10,000 prize, sponsored by the Queensland University of Technology, is open to all original works of... Read more

Storylines announces notable NZ children’s books for 2017

The Storylines Children’s Trust has announced its 2017 Notable Books list for children’s and young adult books published in 2016. The 33 notable books on the list comprise nine junior... Read more
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Man Booker International Prize 2017 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Compass (Mathias Enard, trans by Charlotte Mandell, Fitzcarraldo Editions) Swallowing Mercury (Wioletta Greg, trans... Read more



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