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9 July 2018


McAlinden wins 2018 ‘KYD’ unpublished manuscript award

Literary journal Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has announced Nicole McAlinden as the winner of its 2018 unpublished manuscript award for her manuscript ‘Little Did I Know’. McAlinden receives $5000 and... Read more


‘Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts’ and ‘Reported Missing’ win 2018 Gold Ledger Awards

The winners of the 2018 Ledger Awards for excellence in Australian comics and graphic novels were announced in Sydney on 6 July. Two works received Gold Ledger Awards: Giants, Trolls,... Read more
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‘Freedom Swimmer’ optioned for film x

Wai Chim’s YA novel Freedom Swimmer (A&U) has been optioned for film by writer and director Ben Ockrent at Micro Productions UK. Agent Brian Cook, of literary agency The Authors’... Read more


BILBY Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2018 Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards—the children’s choice book awards for Queensland—have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Early readers Do... Read more
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‘Nevermoor’ tops Dymocks Kids’ Top 51 list

Dymocks Booklovers members have cast a combined 5500 votes for their favourite children’s book of all time, with Queensland writer Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Lothian) taking... Read more


Bestsellers this week x

This week’s highest new entry, Michael Robotham’s thriller The Other Wife (Hachette), debuts in third spot in this week’s overall top 10 bestsellers. Another thriller, Christian White’s debut The Nowhere... Read more
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‘The English Patient’ voted best Man Booker winner

Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 novel The English Patient (Bloomsbury) has won the Golden Man Booker Prize, which awards the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the Man... Read more



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