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9 June 2017

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Please note that, due to the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday in all states except Queensland and Western Australia, the next Daily newsletter will be published on Tuesday, 13 June.

Toltz wins Russell Prize for humour writing

Steve Toltz has won the 2017 Russell Prize for humour writing for his 2015 novel Quicksand (Penguin). Toltz’s ‘tragicomic bromance’ was chosen from a shortlist of six titles, and was... Read more

Carmody named 2017 ACT Writer-in-Residence

Fantasy author Isobelle Carmody has been named the 2017 ACT Writer-in-Residence, an initiative of the ACT Writers Centre and UNSW Canberra. As part of the residency, Carmody will have access... Read more
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‘New Philosopher’, ‘Womankind’ publishers to open specialist bookstore in Hobart

The publishers of New Philosopher and Womankind magazines, Antonia Case and Zan Boag, will open a specialist bookshop and tea atelier, called Poet 130, in Hobart in early July, reports... Read more

US audiobook sales up 18.2% in 2016

In the US, a new report by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) found audiobook sales grew 18.2% in 2016 compared to the previous year, reports Publishers Weekly. Estimated sales totalled... Read more

PRH acquires literary merchandiser Out of Print

Penguin Random House (PRH) has acquired the US-based literary merchandiser Out of Print, reports Publishers Weekly. Founded in 2010, Out of Print produces literary-themed clothing, accessories and home goods that... Read more
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