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9 August 2017

Book Council survey: 88% of New Zealanders read at least one book in the past year

A new survey into New Zealanders’ reading habits has found that 88% of the adult population read, or started to read, at least one book over the past year, with... Read more


Black Inc. announces ‘Australian Foreign Affairs’ journal

Black Inc. has announced it will publish a new triannual journal, Australian Foreign Affairs, which will include essays, interviews, reportage, book reviews and correspondence. Australian Foreign Affairs will be perfect... Read more
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New children’s picture book publisher Little Pink Dog Books releases first title x

New children’s picture book publisher Little Pink Dog Books has released its first title, The World’s Worst Pirate by Michelle Worthington and illustrated by Katrin Dreiling. Run by Kathy and... Read more


Writers Victoria Write-ability and Glenfern fellowships announced

Writers Victoria has announced the recipients of its 2017 Write-ability and Glenfern fellowships. Five emerging writers with disability were awarded Write-ability fellowships. They are: Mary Borsellino for ‘The Alchemist’s Girls’,... Read more
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Writers Victoria announces winners of its emerging writers prizes

Writers Victoria has announced the 2017 winners of the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. The Grace Marion Wilson Prize in the fiction category was awarded to Kieran Stevenson for... Read more

Quarto approached for sale

The Quarto Group has received an unsolicited approach for sale from a third-party buyer, reports the Bookseller. Quarto said the board considers the price ‘attractive and reflective of the inherent... Read more
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Not the Booker Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Not the Booker Prize, which is run by the Guardian in the UK and voted on by the public. The shortlisted titles... Read more



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