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31 May 2018

First authors announced for 2018 Byron Writers Festival

The first authors have been announced for the 2018 Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 3-5 August. International guests include British author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay, Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist... Read more


BWF releases 2018 schools program

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) has released its 2018 Word Play program, designed for students from prep to year 12. The Word Play program will run from 4-7 September at... Read more
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Viggers novel sold to France, following ‘remarkable’ sales

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has sold world French rights to Karen Viggers’ forthcoming novel, The World Beneath the Trees, to publisher Les Escales, following the Melbourne author’s exceptional sales record... Read more


Collins Ballarat relocates to ‘destination store’ in heritage building

The Ballarat branch of Collins Booksellers has relocated to a heritage-listed building on Lydiard Street in the Ballarat city centre. Formerly located about a block and half away on Sturt... Read more
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Spinifex title honoured for Italian literary award

Palestinian feminist writer Khulud Khamis’ Australian-published novel, Haifa Fragments (Spinifex) has placed second in the Premio Letterario Citta di Siena Italian literary award. Khamis’ novel, which originated with Spinifex Press,... Read more


Forward Prizes for Poetry shortlists announced

In the UK, the shortlists for the Forward Prizes for Poetry have been announced. The shortlist for the £10,000 (A$17,570) Forward Prize for Best Collection is: Venus as a Bear... Read more
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