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8 December 2017

Final ‘B+P Daily’ for 2017

This issue of the Books+Publishing Daily will be the last for 2017. The Daily will return on Monday 8 January. The Books+Publishing team wishes our subscribers all the best for... Read more


Brio acquires O’Neill’s ‘The Drover’s Wife’ reinterpretations; acquires new debut novel by Vincent Silk

Xoum imprint Brio has acquired Ryan O’Neill’s The Drovers Wives, a collection of 99 remixes and reinterprations of Henry Lawson’s The Drover’s Wife. In the collection, O’Neill reimagines Lawson’s classic... Read more
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Dymocks stores undergo extensive upgrades in 2017

Dymocks has announced it is making ‘significant upgrades’ to its network, with the bookseller refurbishing 15% of its stores in 2017. Upgrades have included introducing consistent signage across categories, additional... Read more


Adaptations win at AACTA Awards 2017

The 2017 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards have been announced, with many of the awards going to book-to-screen adaptations. The feature film adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s... Read more
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Dymocks poll finds over half of all adults planning to give a book this Christmas

A Dymocks-commissioned OmniPoll survey of more than 1200 adults has found more than half of all Australians say they’re likely to give someone a book this Christmas, including about 62%... Read more


Rooney wins Young Writer of the Year award

In the UK, Irish writer Sally Rooney has won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for her ‘fearless, sensual’ debut novel Conversations with Friends (Faber), reports the... Read more
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'Paris Review' editor resigns amid questions over his conduct with women x

Lorin Stein, the editor of the Paris Review, has resigned amid an internal investigation into his behaviour towards female employees and writers, reports the New York Times. Stein sent a... Read more



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