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7 September 2017


Reni Eddo-Lodge tops MWF bestseller chart; keynotes sell out x

This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) attracted ‘big, diverse audiences for important conversations on race, identity, politics and feminism’, reports CEO and artistic director Lisa Dempster. Attendance figures are still... Read more

Academy of the Humanities, communications firm to deliver arts advocacy program

The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) and communications firm Newgate have been chosen to deliver a $1.65m program that will champion investment and return in arts and culture. As... Read more
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Berbay launches junior fiction series

Berbay Publishing will release its first junior fiction series, ‘Norton’, in 2018, by Melbourne writer and illustrator John Dickson. The series focuses on seven-year-old Norton, who is ‘finding his way... Read more


WestWords and Pinerolo announce recipients of illustrator residency

Delene White and Sadami Konchi have been selected for the 2017 WestWords / Pinerolo Illustrators in Residence program, aimed at extending emerging illustrators’ knowledge of ‘picture book creation and design,... Read more
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Audiobooks added to Kobo app

Kobo has added an audiobook service to its smartphone and tablet app, with a monthly one-book membership costing $12.99. The service launched on 6 September in Australia. Members can also... Read more


Book blogger spotlight: Children’s Books Daily

Queensland-based blogger and teacher-librarian Megan Daley has a longstanding involvement with children’s and YA literature, which gives her blog a unique viewpoint. ‘I feel like I’ve been wandering around the... Read more
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UK publishing survey finds 90% of industry is white; gender pay gap still exists

A survey of more than 1000 people working in the UK publishing industry has found that more than 90% of respondents identify as white, reports the Guardian. Of the 1,023... Read more

Reminder: Miles Franklin Literary Award announced tonight

The winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award will be announced tonight at an event at the State Library of New South Wales. The shortlisted titles are: An Isolated Incident (Emily... Read more



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