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28 July 2017

Dark Matters

Dark Matters: A novel by Susan Hawthorne We always think that bad things can’t happen in our country. But they do. In a dawn raid, Kate is arrested. She is... Read more

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Publishers, rights managers and agents: If you are buying or selling rights, please spend a few minutes completing our annual Think Australian rights survey here. The survey results will appear in Think Australian magazine,... Read more
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Canberra Writers Festival 2017 program launched

The program has been announced for the second annual Canberra Writers Festival, which will run from 25-27 August. International guests appearing at the festival include UK novelist Samantha Shannon, Dutch... Read more


Harper shortlisted for UK Dagger award for best crime novel

Jane Harper has been shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) 2017 Gold Dagger award for best crime novel of the year. Harper’s novel is one of six novels... Read more
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Affirm to publish junior fiction series by ‘Bondi Rescue’ lifeguard

Affirm Press will publish a children’s fiction series by Bondi Rescue lifeguard Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell in 2018. The series will be co-written by David Lawrence, author of the ‘Fox Swift’... Read more

New ‘Books+Publishing’ reviews out now

Books+Publishing’s latest Reviews newsletter contains 14 reviews of books publishing in August, September and October. Four books received 4.5 stars, including Jeremy Chambers’ ‘nostalgic 1980s coming-of-age story’ Suburbia (Text, October). ‘Chambers’ writing feels... Read more
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Whitehead wins 2017 Arthur C Clarke Award

Colson Whitehead has won the 2017 Arthur C Clarke Award for science-fiction for his novel The Underground Railroad (Orbit), reports the Guardian. The Underground Railroad—a ‘fantastic reimagining of US slavery’—has... Read more


‘The Commuter Pig Keeper’ wins 2017 Diagram Prize

The Commuter Pig Keeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Pigs when Time is your Most Precious Commodity (Michaela Giles, Old Pond Publishing) has won the 2017 Diagram Prize for the... Read more



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