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3 July 2017

IPEd announces shortlist for inaugural Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award, known as the ‘Rosie’. The shortlisted editors are: Jacqueline Blanchard, for her work... Read more

New $1.27m Creative Victoria ‘Creator’s Fund’ to offer grants to artists, organisations

Creative Victoria has announced a new Creators Fund, which will offer grants of between $20,000-$50,000 to support individuals and creative collectives during the research and development phase of their projects.... Read more
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Scribe to publish Sornig’s nonfiction book on Dudley Flats

Scribe has acquired world rights to David Sornig’s Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp, a ‘social and psychogeographic history’ of the Depression-era shanty town west. The... Read more


Bestsellers this week x

The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, Wrightbooks) has climbed back up to the take the top spot in this week’s overall bestsellers chart. Last week’s top-selling title, The Clever Guts Diet... Read more
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Persuad wins Commonwealth Writers’ Short Story Prize 2017

Ingrid Persaud from Trinidad and Tobago has won the 2017 Commonwealth Writers’ Short Story Prize for ‘Sweet Sop’, reports the Bookseller. Persuad’s story explores ‘harrowing themes of fractured families, death... Read more

Sharjah named World Book Capital for 2019

UNESCO has named Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates as the World Book Capital for 2019. Sharjah was selected for its ‘very innovative, comprehensive and inclusive nature’ of its application,... Read more
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