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25 October 2017


‘The Windy Season’ wins 2017 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction

Sam Carmody’s The Windy Season (A&U) has won the 2017 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. Carmody’s novel, which follows 20-year-old Paul as he travels to a fictional West Australian... Read more

Voss Literary Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Dodge Rose (Jack Cox, Text) Our Magic Hour (Jennifer Down, Text) Our Tiny, Useless Hearts... Read more
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ARC funding for project exploring authorship and copyright

Monash University legal academic Rebecca Giblin and a team of researchers have received Australian Research Council funding for the project ‘Reclaiming copyright’s lost value for authors and the public’. The... Read more


Pozible campaign raises over $20,000 for ‘Some Girls’ picture book

Australian comedian and broadcaster Nelly Thomas has successfully raised $20,925 for her self-published picture book Some Girls in a crowdfunding campaign on the website Pozible. Written by Thomas and illustrated... Read more
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Walker acquires debut Australian YA psychological thriller

Walker Books has acquired world rights to debut author Sarah Epstein’s YA psychological thriller Small Spaces. Due for release in April 2018, Small Spaces is the story of 17-year-old Tash,... Read more


Books+Publishing magazine Issue 4 2017 x

Issue 4 of Books+Publishing magazine is out now! Reviews: Of the 17 adult books reviewed in this issue, the two most highly rated are forthcoming novels: Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s The... Read more
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YALSA announces teens’ top 10 books of 2017

In the US, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced the 2017 Teens’ Top 10 list of books nominated and voted... Read more



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