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29 March 2017

CBCA Awards 2017 shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Older Readers*  Waer (Meg Caddy, Text) Words... Read more

Amazon to be fully operational in Australia by end of 2018, reports ‘Fairfax’

Amazon plans to be fully operational in Australia by the end of 2018, Fairfax reported on 28 March. Fairfax has since removed the story from its websites. Former Amazon global logistics senior... Read more
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the high places


McFarlane shortlisted for £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize

Fiona McFarlane has been shortlisted for the £30,000 (A$49,155) International Dylan Thomas Prize, run by Swansea University, for her short-story collection The High Places (Hamish Hamilton). McFarlane is one of... Read more


Kent shortlisted for Walter Scott Prize

Hannah Kent has been shortlisted for the 2017 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for her novel The Good People (Picador). Kent is one of seven titles shortlisted for the... Read more
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Kylie Scott to self-publish YA/NA novel in July x

Australian romance author Kylie Scott will self-publish her first young-adult/new-adult novel Trust on 18 July. Scott told Books+Publishing that the novel is about ‘a couple of high school seniors who... Read more

Ernest Scott Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize for history, presented by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: A History of New... Read more
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2016 sales, earnings down at PRH

Penguin Random House (PRH) parent company Bertelsmann has reported declines in sales and earnings at the publisher in 2016, with revenue dropping 9.6% from to €3.7bn (A$5.24bn) in 2015 to... Read more

PEN announces award-winners at annual ceremony

PEN America has announced the winners of its major awards at its annual literary awards ceremony in New York on 27 March, reports Publishers Weekly. The award-winners are: PEN/Jean Stein... Read more



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