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20 April 2018

Kibble and Dobbie Awards 2018 longlists announced

The longlists for the 2018 Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards have been announced. The eight longlisted titles for the $30,000 Nita B Kibble Literary Award for an established author are:... Read more


New Frontier signs first licensing deal for new early years imprint

Children’s publisher New Frontier has signed the first licensing deal for its new baby and early years imprint, Catch a Star. The five-year publishing contract will see New Frontier publish... Read more
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Belgrave wins 2018 Ernest Scott Prize

Michael Belgrave has won the 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for history for his book Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885 (Auckland University Press). Belgrave’s... Read more


EWF announces inaugural fellowship for emerging writers

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced it is partnering with State Library Victoria (SLV) to offer a new fellowship for emerging writers. The Emerging Writers’ Fellowship offers one recipient... Read more
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New ‘Books+Publishing Junior’ reviews out now

Books+Publishing’s most recent Junior newsletter contains 14 reviews of books publishing in April, May and June 2018. Eleni Hale’s debut YA novel, Stone Girl (Penguin, May), received five stars from reviewer... Read more


UK report finds growing vocabulary deficiency among students

In the UK, a report commissioned by Oxford University Press (OUP) has found the number of students with ‘limited’ vocabularies is increasing, with the majority of teachers blaming this ‘word gap’... Read more
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