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7 May 2018


Maguire awarded $100,000 Charles Perkins Centre fellowship

Author Emily Maguire has been awarded the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence fellowship. Maguire will receive $100,000 and will spend a year based at the centre... Read more

Diaz withdraws from Australian tour after sexual harassment allegations

Author Junot Diaz has withdrawn from his scheduled appearances at the Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) and the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, after being accused of past sexual misconduct and verbal... Read more
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Mehan and Hollier receive $15,000 publisher fellowships

The Copyright Agency has announced the two recipients of its $15,000 publisher fellowships: Spineless Wonders publisher Bronwyn Mehan and Monash University Publishing director Nathan Hollier. The fellowships aim to support... Read more

Four writers named 2018 ‘SMH’ Best Young Australian Novelists

Jennifer Down, Marija Peričić, Shaun Prescott and Pip Smith have been named the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Best Young Australian Novelists for 2018. This is the second consecutive year that... Read more
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Bestsellers this week x

Debuting in the number two spot in the overall top 10 bestsellers chart—and also this week’s highest new entry—is The Fallen by David Baldacci (Macmillan), book four in the ‘Amos Decker’... Read more

2018 Nobel Prize in Literature cancelled due to sexual assault scandal

The Swedish Academy will not award the Nobel Prize in Literature this year, and will instead choose two laureates in 2019, reports the Guardian. The Swedish Academy has attracted controversy... Read more
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