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5 October 2017

Queensland Literary Awards 2017 winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards (QLAs) were announced on 4 October. The winning titles in each category are: Fiction The Birdman’s Wife (Melissa Ashley, Affirm) Nonfiction Saltwater... Read more

Queensland Writers Fellowships, ‘Griffith Review’ Fellowships announced

The winners of the 2017 Queensland Writers Fellowships and Griffith Review Fellowships were announced at the Queensland Literary Awards ceremony on 4 October. The winners of the Queensland Writers Fellowships... Read more
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Pan Macmillan signs two-book deal with debut YA author Guillaume

Pan Macmillan Australia has signed a two-book deal with debut YA author and BuzzFeed Australia editor Jenna Guillaume, via Danielle Binks for Jacinta di Mase Management. Pan Macmillan acquired ANZ rights... Read more


Almost 28,000 votes cast for Dymocks members’ favourite children’s book of all time

Dymocks Booklovers members have cast almost 28,000 votes for their favourite children’s book of all time, with 18 Australian titles making the top 51—up from 13 last year. Possum Magic... Read more
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Book blogger spotlight: The Bookish Manicurist

Amanda Salles creates ‘bookish nail art’ inspired by the covers of her favourite books. Pictures of her nail art and tutorial videos accompany reviews of YA fiction on her blog,... Read more

2017 National Book Award shortlists announced

In the US, the finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards have been announced in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature, reports Publishers Weekly. The shortlisted... Read more
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European Commission orders Amazon to pay €250m in back taxes

The European Commission (EC) has ordered Amazon to pay €250m (A$374m) after finding the company received tax benefits in Luxembourg which were illegal under EU state aid rules, reports the... Read more



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