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22 June 2017


Over 300 attend 2017 ABA Conference; Mutter, Daunt offer advice on combatting Amazon x

Over 300 booksellers, exhibitors and guest speakers attended this year’s Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference, which was held in Melbourne from 18-19 June. ABA chief executive Joel Becker said it... Read more


Inaugural Woollahra Digital Literary Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for the inaugural Woollahra Digital Literary Awards, for writing first published online or electronically, has been announced. Nonfiction Michael Mohammed Ahmad for ‘Bad Writer’ (Sydney Review of Books)... Read more
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Shortlist for ‘KYD’ Unpublished Manuscript Award announced

The shortlist for the inaugural Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award has been announced. The shortlisted authors and their works are: Ashley Kalagian Blunt for ‘Full of Donkey: Travels in... Read more


National Bookshop Day rebranded

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has rebranded its annual National Bookshop Day as Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD). This year, on 12 August, Australian booksellers are being encouraged to throw... Read more
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Spinifex acquires local rights to three new international titles

Spinifex Press has recently acquired ANZ rights to three new international titles, include UK author Jules Grant’s Steel Dagger Award-longlisted debut crime novel We Go Around in the Night and Are... Read more


Agualusa wins 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

Angolan writer Jose Eduardo Agualusa’s A General Theory of Oblivion (trans by Daniel Hahn, Vintage) has won the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award. Agualusa’s novel about an exiled Portuguese woman who has bricked herself... Read more
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