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7 February 2019


A tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. By the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air, an outstanding new piece of storytelling, a modern Gothic tale of... Read more

Redundancies announced at PRH Young Readers, Walker Books x

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) and Walker Books Australia have both announced redundancies in their publishing divisions. At PRH, three roles in the Young Readers division—two editorial roles and one... Read more
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Quaedvlieg ends contract with MUP

Former Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg is the first author to publicly terminate a book contract with Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) after the resignation of four board directors and CEO... Read more

Penguin Literary Prize shortlist 2019 announced

Penguin Random House (PRH) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize, worth $20,000. The prize, now in its second year, aims to find and develop new Australian... Read more
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Young and McIlvanney awarded in 2019 Waitangi Day Honours

Samoan/Maori writer Lani Wendt Young and Dunedin-based crime author Liam McIlvanney have been awarded in the New Zealand Society of Authors’ (NZSA) annual Waitangi Day Honours. Young, a columnist and... Read more


Reilly voted ‘Australia’s Favourite Author’ for second year running

For the second year running, Matthew Reilly has been voted ‘Australia’s Favourite Author’ in Booktopia’s annual poll. Booktopia announced the top 10 finalists on its website on 6 February. They... Read more
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Gladwell to release first book in six years

Penguin Random House Australia imprint Allen Lane will publish Malcolm Gladwell’s first book in six years, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, on 10... Read more



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