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17 November 2017

Kroetsch to step down as AWW director

Adelaide Writers’ Week (AWW) director Laura Kroetsch will step down from the role after the 2018 festival, which runs from 3-8 March. Kroetsch was appointed in 2010 to direct the... Read more


‘The Town’ sold to US, European territories

Faber has sold the rights to Shaun Prescott’s novel The Town, published in Australia by Brow Books, into the US and several European territories. The novel has been sold to... Read more
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Hachette acquires ‘The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village’ in two-book deal

Hachette has acquired world rights to debut author Joanna Nell’s The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village in a two-book deal negotiated by Haylee Nash at The Nash Agency. The... Read more


‘Tincture’ literary journal to close

Australian online literary journal Tincture has announced that it will close at the end of the year. The quarterly journal was established in 2013 and has featured fiction, poetry and... Read more
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‘Overland’ Fair Australia Prize 2017 shortlists announced

Literary journal Overland has announced the shortlists for this year’s Fair Australia Prize. Shortlists have been released for the Essay Prize, Fiction Prize, Poetry Prize, and Cartoons and Illustrations Prize.... Read more


National Book Awards 2017 winners announced

The winners of the 2017 US National Book Awards have been announced. Jesmyn Ward has won the fiction award for the second time for her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing (Bloomsbury),... Read more
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Bonnier closes UK self-publishing platform Type & Tell

In the UK, Bonnier has closed its self-publishing platform Type & Tell eight months after it was launched, reports the Bookseller. According to the Bookseller, around 500 UK users were... Read more



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