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20 September 2018

The Binding

Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret forever. Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives... Read more


‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ to be adapted as TV miniseries

Synchronicity Films will adapt Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Echo) as a television drama miniseries. The project is currently in development, with Australian writer-producer Jacquelin Perske to adapt Morris’... Read more
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PRH offers $100k funding for kids’ booksellers amid Puffin brand revival

Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia has announced it will offer a total of $100,000 in funding to booksellers that run children’s reading programs. Australian bookstores with a dedicated children’s book... Read more

T A G Hungerford Award 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2018 City of Fremantle T A G Hungerford Award has been announced. The shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘Father of the Lost Boys’ (Yuot Alaak) ‘She Came to... Read more
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BWF wrap-up: Dalton tops bestsellers x

This year’s Brisbane Writers festival (BWF), which ran from 6 to 9 September, was programmed by guest artistic director Carl Lindgren, who worked with the theme ‘What the World Needs... Read more


Australian bestsellers in August: ‘Scrublands’ and ‘The Barefoot Investor’ top charts x

Chris Hammer’s crime-fiction debut Scrublands—which has been sold into numerous overseas territories and optioned for television—has debuted in first place in the Australian fiction bestsellers chart for August. Scrublands is... Read more
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Annual funding for Icelandic publishers may lead to drop in book prices

The Icelandic government has announced ISK 400 million (A$4.9m) in annual grant funding for book publishers as part of a plan to promote the Icelandic language, reports Iceland Review. Beginning... Read more



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