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24 May 2017

First authors announced for 2017 Byron Writers Festival

The first authors have been announced for the 2017 Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 4-6 August. International guests include US science writer Dava Sobel; US biologist David George Haskell;... Read more

Scribe acquires world English-language rights to French president’s memoir

Scribe has acquired world English-language rights to recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron’s memoir Revolution. The memoir has become a bestseller in France following its publication in November. Scribe publisher Henry... Read more
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Jenkins replaces Szubanski as ABIAs MC

Comedian and presenter on the ABC’s The Checkout Ben Jenkins will replace Magda Szubanski as the host of the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) at the Art Gallery NSW on... Read more

Walkley Foundation to administer Pascall Prize for arts criticism

The Walkley Foundation will administer the Pascall Prize for arts criticism and will present a new award for arts journalism, as part of its mid-year awards presented on 26 July.... Read more
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Audible Australia releases first local audio series

Audible Australia has released its first original local audio series, a free six-episode series exploring marriage equality, produced in partnership with the Equality Campaign. The ‘Listen To Love’ series is... Read more

Adams win ‘ABR’ Calibre Essay prize

Writer Michael Adams has won the Australian Book Review’s annual Calibre Essay Prize, worth $5000. Adams’ essay ‘Salt Blood’, a mediation on freediving and mortality, will be published in the... Read more
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‘Feminartsy’ announces winners of inaugural Fiction and Memoir Prizes

Online journal Feminartsy has announced the winners of its inaugural Fiction and Memoir prizes. Elizabeth Flux won the Fiction Prize for her piece ‘Best Laid Plans’. Judge Robyn Cadwallader said... Read more

Scribd adds newspaper content, reports over 500k subscribers

US-based online reading subscription service Scribd has expanded its content to include newspapers, reports Publishers Weekly. Subscribers will now have access to selected articles from the New York Times, the... Read more



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