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16 November 2017

Tony Birch wins 2017 Patrick White Award

Author Tony Birch has been named the winner of the $20,000 Patrick White Literary Award for 2017. The annual award was established by Patrick White using the proceeds of his... Read more

ABA announces 2017 Vic, NSW reps of the year

Mandy Wildsmith from Hardie Grant Books has been named Victorian Rep of the Year by the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), while Nicky Luckie from Hachette has been named NSW Rep... Read more

Laveau-Harvie wins 2018 Finch Memoir Prize for ‘Okotoks Erratic’

Vicki Laveau-Harvie has won the 2018 Finch Memoir Prize for her manuscript ‘Okotoks Erratic’, a ‘gripping, black humoured drama’ about the power play between Laveau-Harvie’s parents and its ramifications. Judges... Read more
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‘Boy’ wins 2017 Children’s Peace Literature Award

Phil Cummings and Shane Devries’ picture book Boy (Scholastic) has won the Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) 2017 Children’s Peace Literature Award. Boy, which tells the story of a young deaf... Read more

Staff changes at the Wheeler Centre

The Wheeler Centre has announced a number of staff changes. Head of programming Emily Sexton, general manager Jaclyn Booton and series producer Gemma Rayner are leaving the organisation in December.... Read more

Christmas predictions: Kath Pigou from Dymocks Adelaide

In a series running in the lead-up to Christmas, Books+Publishing is asking booksellers across the country to predict their biggest sellers and ‘surprise sellers’. In this instalment, Dymocks Adelaide store... Read more
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Barker wins Goldsmiths Prize for ‘H(a)ppy’

In the UK, Nicola Barker has won the $10,000 2017 Goldsmiths Prize for H(a)ppy (William Heinemann), reports the Bookseller. The prize rewards British and Irish fiction which ‘breaks the mould... Read more
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