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6 February 2019


Transit Lounge sells ‘Soon’ to UK in two-book deal; acquires first kids’ book

Transit Lounge has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to Soon (Lois Murphy) in a two-book deal to UK independent publisher Titan. Soon, which is loosely based on the true... Read more


Hager wins Margaret Mahy Medal

Wellington-based author Mandy Hager has won the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, presented annually for lifetime achievement and distinguished contribution to New Zealand children’s literature. Hager is the author of... Read more
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‘The Trauma Cleaner’ longlisted for Wellcome Book Prize

Sarah Krasnostein’s The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay and Disaster (Text) has been longlisted for the UK’s Wellcome Book Prize. The annual prize, worth £30,000 (A$53,720),... Read more

All-women shortlist announced for inaugural Selfies Awards

In the UK, BookBrunch has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Selfies Awards for a self-published novel. The new prize was unveiled in December 2018, and aims to ‘discover new talent... Read more
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