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31 August 2018


NYWF 2018 program launched

The full program for the National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF), which runs from 27-30 September in Newcastle, has been announced. Presented by This is Not Art (TiNA), the NYWF presents... Read more


Slee wins inaugural Banjo Prize

HarperCollins Australia has announced journalist Tim Slee as the winner of the inaugural Banjo Prize for an unpublished work of Australian commercial fiction for his manuscript ‘Burn’. Slee’s work was chosen... Read more
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Jackson, Jones win Viva la Novella

Seizure has announced New Zealand authors Anna Jackson and Avi-Duckor Jones as the winners of this year’s Viva la Novella competition. They are the first New Zealanders in the competition’s six-year... Read more


‘Overland’ Victoria University Short Story Prize 2018 winners announced

Katerina Gibson has won the 2018 Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for new and emerging writers for her story ‘How to disappear into yourself (in 8 steps)’. Chosen from... Read more
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PRH acquires Leah Purcell’s ‘The Drover’s Wife’

Penguin Random House (PRH) has acquired world rights to Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, a novel based on Purcell’s play of the same name. The... Read more

Waverley Library Award 2018 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2018 Waverley Library Award for Literature, known as ‘the Nib’, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Relatively Famous (Roger Averill, Transit Lounge) The Trauma Cleaner:... Read more
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Alternative Nobel literature prize shortlist announced

In Sweden, the New Academy has announced a shortlist of four authors for a new prize in literature, reports the Guardian. The shortlisted authors are French-Caribbean novelist Maryse Condé, British fantasy author... Read more



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