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16 November 2018


Chapman wins HGE Ampersand Prize for YA novel ‘What it Takes’

Sydney-based journalist Frances Chapman has won Hardie Grant Egmont’s (HGE) Ampersand Prize for an unpublished manuscript for her ‘vibrant’ YA novel, What it Takes. Chosen from nearly 200 submissions, What... Read more


‘Invisible Boys’ wins T A G Hungerford Award

Perth-based YA writer Holden Sheppard has won the 2018 City of Fremantle T A G Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript for Invisible Boys, a YA novel about a group... Read more
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ABA announces 2018 Vic, NSW reps of the year

Mandy Wildsmith from Hardie Grant Books has been named Victorian Rep of the Year by the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), while Simon Rannard from Penguin Random House (PRH) has been... Read more


Christmas predictions: Megan O’Brien from Brunswick Bound in Melbourne

In the lead-up to Christmas, the busiest time of year on the bookselling calendar, Books+Publishing is asking booksellers across the country to predict their biggest sellers and ‘surprise sellers’. In the this... Read more
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National Book Award 2018 winners announced

The winners of the 2018 US National Book Awards have been announced. Sigrid Nunez has won the fiction award for her novel The Friend (Riverhead), which follows a woman who is... Read more


‘Chernobyl’ wins 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction

Ukrainian-American author and historian Serhii Plokhy has won the £30,000 (A$53,880) 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction for his book Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy (Allen Lane). Chosen from a shortlist of six,... Read more
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‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ wins BAMB Readers’ Choice Award

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins) has won the Books are My Bag (BAMB) Readers’ Choice Award in the UK. Honeyman’s bestselling debut novel, which follows a socially... Read more



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