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4 October 2018

George and Clare, the Malachite and the Diamonds: Play With Knives Book Five

This last novel in Jennifer Maiden’s ‘Play With Knives’ quintet, George and Clare, the Malachite and the Diamonds experiments across poetry, prose, style, person, action and self—as part of the series... Read more


Pape’s ‘The Barefoot Investor for Families’ breaks record for first-week sales in Australian nonfiction

Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor for Families (HarperCollins) has become the fastest-selling Australian nonfiction title, after selling 74,600 copies with a value of $1.7 million since its release on 24... Read more
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UQP acquires Riwoe’s historical novel ‘On Gold Mountain’

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired world rights to historical novel On Gold Mountain by Brisbane-based writer Mirandi Riwoe. Set on the goldfields of north Queensland during the... Read more


Mātātuhi Foundation to offer writing, reading, literacy grants

The Auckland Writers Festival (AWF) has launched a new foundation that will support New Zealand writers and fund activities that contribute to New Zealand’s literary landscape. The Mātātuhi Foundation aims... Read more
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AO presented to literary festival founder Garnaut

In Beijing, literary festival founder and CEO of M Restaurant Group Michelle Garnaut has been presented with a medal of the Order of Australia (AO) by the Australian ambassador to... Read more


Shortlist announced for 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize

In the UK, the shortlist for the £30,000 (A$54,720) Baillie Gifford Prize, which recognises nonfiction writing by authors of any nationality, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Hello World:... Read more
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Dark Horse, Macmillan, Disney among winners at Digital Book World Awards

In the US, the winners of the Digital Book World (DBW) Awards have been announced. The awards are presented as part of the DBW conference, and recognise ‘worldwide achievement in... Read more



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