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7 June 2018


NT Writers’ Festival Wordstorm 2018 wraps up x

The 2018 Northern Territory Writers’ Festival was held over four days from 24-27 May in Darwin. With the theme ‘exploring outside the margins’, this year’s program featured more than 40... Read more


‘Warm and respectful’ response to FWF 2018 Victorian program x

The Feminist Writers Festival’s (FWF) 2018 Victorian Program, which was held in Melbourne and Geelong from 25-27 May, received ‘really positive’ feedback and a ‘strong following’ online, according to FWF... Read more
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Nunn and Gleitzman named ambassadors for Australian Reading Hour 2018

Australian Reading Hour has announced authors Judy Nunn and Morris Gleitzman as the national ambassadors for the initiative in 2018, which will be held this year on 20 September. This... Read more


New England Writers’ Centre launches new pitch program x

New England Writers’ Centre (NEWC) has launched a new pitch program, Pitch Independent, to connect regional writers and illustrators with small and independent presses and literary magazines. Pitch Independent will... Read more
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Brio launches Fantastica Prize for sci-fi manuscripts

Brio Books has launched the Fantastica Prize, an unpublished manuscript prize for local science-fiction. Open to Australian and New Zealand writers, the prize is seeking submissions of science-fiction manuscripts of... Read more


Barrett joins Pantera Press

Bloomsbury Australia sales director Lucy Barrett will join Pantera Press in the newly created role of chief operating officer. ‘Lucy has a proven track record of growing sales and her... Read more
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New ‘Books+Publishing’ reviews out now x

Books+Publishing’s latest Reviews newsletter contains 16 reviews of books publishing in July and August. Chris Hammer’s novel, Scrublands (A&U, August) received five stars from reviewer Scott Whitmont. Hammer’s fiction debut—in which a... Read more


Shamsie wins 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction

British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Home Fire (Bloomsbury). Home Fire, which reworks Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone to tell the story of... Read more



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