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6 March 2018


NewSouth withdraws ‘Deadly Woman Blues’ from publication x

NewSouth Publishing has withdrawn Clinton Walker’s recently released book Deadly Woman Blues from publication, after factual inaccuracies were brought to light by women who were featured in the book. The... Read more


‘The Jade Lily’ sold into North America x

Australian author Kirsty Manning’s forthcoming historical-fiction novel, The Jade Lily (A&U), has sold in the US at auction to William Morrow in a two-book deal. The deal was negotiated by... Read more
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Schmidt wins inaugural MUD Literary Prize for debut fiction

Sarah Schmidt’s See What I Have Done (Hachette) has won the inaugural MUD Literary Prize, awarded to a debut novelist. As part of the prize, Schmidt received a cash prize... Read more


HarperCollins launches unpublished manuscript prize

HarperCollins has launched The Banjo Prize, an annual unpublished manuscript prize for Australian commercial fiction. The winner of the prize will receive a publishing contract with HarperCollins and an advance... Read more
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Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The New Animals (Pip Adam, Victoria University Press) Salt Picnic... Read more


‘Overland’ Neilma Sidney Prize winners announced

The winner and runners-up for Overland’s second Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize for travel-themed short fiction have been announced. Laura Elvery’s story ‘Unspooling’—about a woman ‘overwhelmed by a pair of... Read more
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Pullman calls out publishers' 'damaging' corporate approach

Philip Pullman has called out ‘the ecology of the book world’, in which profit margins for publishers are rising, while the money authors are paid for their work is decreasing,... Read more



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