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23 March 2018


VanOver to join S&S

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has appointed Brandon VanOver to the newly created role of associate publisher, nonfiction. VanOver has worked across fiction, nonfiction and children’s titles as managing editor at... Read more


Queensland Writers Centre appoints new CEO

Lori-Jay Ellis has been appointed the new chief executive officer of Queensland Writers Centre (QWC), effective from 16 April. Ellis will replace outgoing CEO, Katie Woods, who joined QWC in... Read more
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Black Inc. to publish Ludlam book

Black Inc. has acquired world rights to a book by former deputy leader of the Australian Greens, Scott Ludlam. The as-yet-untitled book, scheduled for publication in 2019, is described as... Read more


‘Meanjin’ relaunches podcast after three-year hiatus x

Literary journal Meanjin has relaunched its podcast, after a three-year absence. The Meanjin podcast is pitched as ‘a spoken version of Australia’s favourite literary quarterly’, and will provide new content... Read more
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FWF announces 2018 Victorian festival program x

The Feminist Writers Festival (FWF) has launched the program for its Victorian festival, which will be held in Melbourne and Geelong from 25-27 May. The Victorian program is the first... Read more


Thomas wins Waterstones children’s prize, ‘Nevermoor’ wins younger readers category

Jessica Townsend’s middle-grade novel Nevermoor (Lothian) has won the younger readers category of the 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. The UK retailer described the Queensland writer’s debut as ‘one of the... Read more
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More UK publishers report gender pay gaps

Hachette, HarperCollins and Springer Nature are among the latest UK publishers to report gender pay gaps as part of new government regulations that require companies with 250 or more employees... Read more



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