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23 August 2017


Readings announces 2017 New Australian Fiction Award shortlist

Readings has announced the shortlist for its 2017 New Australian Fiction Award. The shortlisted titles are: The Windy Season (Sam Carmody, A&U) Australia Day (Melanie Cheng, Text) Jean Harley Was... Read more


A&U acquires Jack Heath’s ‘grisly’ adult debut; rights sold into five territories

Allen & Unwin has acquired children’s and YA author Jack Heath’s debut adult thriller Hangman, to be published in January 2018. Hangman is a ‘grisly crime novel about a cannibal... Read more
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S&S acquires debut thriller from ABC journalist Tim Ayliffe x

Simon & Schuster Australia has acquired world rights to the debut thriller—the first in a trilogy—by ABC News managing editor of television and video, Tim Ayliffe. The Greater Good was... Read more

‘Overland’ Victoria University Short Story Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers has been announced. The shortlisted stories are: Allan Drew for ‘Wharekaho Beach, 1944’ Amanda Niehaus... Read more
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RMIT students to host Odyssey literary festival

Students from RMIT University’s Professional Writing and Editing program are hosting a literary festival in Melbourne on 6 September. The Odyssey: Line by Line festival, which was first held in... Read more

Bloomsbury to launch China imprint in 2018

Bloomsbury will launch an English-language imprint Bloomsbury China in February next year, reports the Bookseller. The imprint will be based at the publisher’s London office. It will publish works in... Read more
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