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21 March 2018

ALS Gold Medal 2018 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2018 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced. The longlisted titles are: The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc (Ali Alizadeh, Giramondo) Common People (Tony Birch, UQP) A... Read more


Brow Books sells UK rights to ‘Apple and Knife’

Brow Books has sold UK and Commonwealth rights to Sydney-based Indonesian author Intan Paramaditha’s short-fiction collection Apple and Knife to Harvill Secker, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK. Harvill Secker... Read more
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Scholastic acquires Rogers’ ‘Girltopia’

Scholastic Australia has acquired a middle-grade fiction trilogy, ‘Girltopia’, written by former Hardie Grant Egmont publishing director Hilary Rogers. Book one in the trilogy, Girltopia, marks Rogers’ debut as an... Read more


PRH acquires 13-year-old slam poet Solli Raphael’s debut

Penguin Random House Australia’s Young Readers division has acquired 13-year-old slam poet Solli Raphael’s first book, a collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques. Scheduled for publication on... Read more
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Wong wins Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2018

Hong Kong-based poet Nicholas Wong has won the Australian Book Review (ABR) Peter Porter Poetry Prize for his poem ‘101 Taipei’. Wong’s poem was chosen for the $5000 prize from... Read more


Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses winner announced

In the UK, Eley Williams’ short-story collection Attrib. and Other Stories (Influx Press) has won the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses, reports the Bookseller. The £5000 (A$9110) prize... Read more
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Wellcome Book Prize 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize, presented for books about health, medicine and illness, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Stay with Me (Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Canongate) The... Read more



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