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12 September 2018


MWF reports ‘strongest first day’ in ticket sales; Boochani tops bestseller chart x

This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), which ran from 24 August to 2 September, attracted audiences that were ‘excited by the fresh offer’ of a more performance-based program, according to festival... Read more

Dennis Jones & Associates: staff owed $170,000, secured creditor owed $250,000 x

The liquidators of Dennis Jones & Associates (DJA) held a creditors’ meeting in Melbourne on Monday, 10 September. Liquidators Scott Howell and Steven Kugel from The Insolvency Experts told the Melbourne... Read more
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Melbourne Prize for Literature finalists announced

Finalists have been announced for this year’s Melbourne Prize for Literature, as well as the Best Writing Award and the Readings Residency Award. The finalists for the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for... Read more


Australian publishers report interest in parenting, children’s titles in Beijing x

Independent Australian publishers attending the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), running from 22-26 August, have reported interest in the categories of children’s, parenting, and education. Ventura Press director Jane Curry... Read more
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IPA condemns issue of international arrest warrant for exiled Turkish publisher

In Turkey, a court has issued an Interpol red notice for exiled Turkish publisher and human rights activist Ragip Zarakolu, reports Turkish newspaper Ahval. Zarakolu is the director of Belge Publishing House,... Read more
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