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12 July 2018

The Apology

A gripping psychological drama about family, betrayal and the limits of forgiveness from a riveting new voice in Australian fiction. Set in Western Sydney, The Apology by Ross Watkins is... Read more


Over 250 attend EWF National Writers’ Conference; writing prizes, pitching and podcasts discussed x

More than 250 writers, publishers, performers and guests attended the 2018 Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) National Writers’ Conference, which ran from 23-24 June in Melbourne at the State Library of... Read more
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Pantera appoints Hirst publisher

Lex Hirst has joined Pantera Press in the newly created role of publisher. Hirst, who was most recently commissioning editor at Penguin Random House Australia, starts in the new role... Read more


Victorian independent bookstore Book Bonding up for sale x

The owners of Gisborne-based independent bookshop Book Bonding have put the shop up for sale amid plans to return to Melbourne next year. Husband-and-wife duo Natasha Boyd and Mark Neicho... Read more
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PRH seeks contributions from young writers in children’s anthology

Penguin Random House is seeking submissions from young writers for a new humorous short story collection, Total Quack Up! (October 2018), edited by children’s authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck, and... Read more

European Amazon workers plan strike for Prime Day

In Spain, unions have asked 1000 Amazon workers to go on strike during Amazon Prime Day, reports the Independent. Amazon Prime Day, which begins at noon AEST on 16 July and... Read more
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