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12 February 2018


Gleitzman announced as Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-19

Children’s author Morris Gleitzman has been chosen as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-19. The author of nearly 40 books for young people, including Two Weeks with the Queen (Pan... Read more


Seizure announces 2018 Viva la Novella shortlist

Volunteer-run publishing initiative Seizure has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Viva la Novella competition. This year’s shortlisted authors and their works are: Hasti Abbasi for ‘And the Raindrops Fill... Read more
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'Mascara', Sweatshop launch mentorship program for editors of colour

Mascara Literary Review and Western Sydney literary collective Sweatshop are launching two editing mentorships as part of a new two-year project to upskill emerging writers from diverse cultural backgrounds. The... Read more


Bestsellers this week x

Three new releases have shaken up the top 10 bestseller charts this week, with J D Robb’s Dark in Death (Hachette) debuting in fourth spot, Danielle Steel’s Fall from Grace... Read more
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Adult sales up, kids sales down in US

In the US, estimates from the AAP’s StatShot program show that sales of adult trade books increased slightly (0.4%) in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same... Read more
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