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3 July 2018


Inaugural Shoalhaven Readers’ & Writers’ Festival announces program x

A new readers’ and writers’ festival will be held in Nowra, in the Shoalhaven region of the NSW south coast, on Saturday, 4 August 2018. The inaugural one-day festival will... Read more


‘Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables’ sold to US in three-book deal x

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has sold North American rights to Tim Harris’ children’s book series ‘Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables’ (illus by James Hart, Random House) to Sourcebooks in a three-book... Read more
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Five delegates receive OzCo funding to attend Shanghai book fair x

The Australia Council has announced the five Australian publishing recipients it is sponsoring to attend the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) in November. The five delegates are: Jacinta... Read more


‘Alpacas with Maracas’ to be read for 2019 National Simultaneous Storytime

Matt Cosgrove’s picture book Alpacas with Maracas (Koala Books) has been chosen for the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) National Simultaneous Storytime next year. National Simultaneous Storytime will take... Read more
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Kenyan writer Onjerika wins 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing

Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika has won the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Fanta Blackcurrant’, first published in the spring 2017 issue of quarterly British literary... Read more
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