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10 January 2018


ABIAs 2018 date, venue announced

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) will be held on Thursday, 3 May this year. This year’s awards will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney to accommodate the... Read more


Ismail wins Deborah Cass Prize 2017

Perth writer Rafeif Ismail has won Writers Victoria’s 2017 Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds for her manuscript extract ‘Almitra Amongst Ghosts’. ‘Almitra Amongst Ghosts’ was announced... Read more
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Goldsworthy wins Horne Prize 2017

The Saturday Paper and cosmetics company Aesop announced writer Kerryn Goldsworthy as the winner of the $15,000 Horne Prize 2017 for her essay, ‘The Limit of the World’. ‘The Limit of... Read more

Government reveals $5.4m cut to OzCo in MYEFO

The federal government revealed a $5.4m funding cut to the Australia Council in its 2017-18 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) on 18 December 2017. The $1.8m per year over... Read more
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SWF announces earlier dates for 2018, 2019

The 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) will be held from 30 April to 6 May—a month earlier than in previous years. The date change is due to the festival’s temporary... Read more


Story Prize 2018 finalists announced

In the US, the three finalists for the 2018 Story Prize have been announced. The finalists are: The King is Always above the People (Daniel Alarcón, Riverhead Books) Homesick for... Read more
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