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28 February 2019

Amazon Australia creates 500 permanent jobs after criticism of casual workforce

Amazon will create 500 permanent jobs in its Australian fulfilment centres following criticism about the insecure casual employment of its labour hire workers, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The permanent... Read more


Affirm focuses on children’s/YA manuscripts in 2019 mentorship award

This year’s Affirm Press Mentorship Award will focus exclusively on young adult and middle-grade fiction submissions, says the publisher. Writers of the three winning submissions will receive a week-long residency... Read more
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‘Penguin Bloom’ adaptation receives Screen Australia funding

A feature film adaptation of Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive’s nonfiction book Penguin Bloom (ABC Books) has received production funding from Screen Australia. Set on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Penguin... Read more


PEN America Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

In the US, PEN America has announced the winners of its 2019 Literary Awards. Among the award winners are: PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, riverrun) PEN/Robert... Read more
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Scribner acquires new Irving novels in three-book deal

Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster UK, has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to three new novels by American writer John Irving. Darkness as a Bride, Irving’s 15th novel,... Read more

Murdoch Books recalls ‘The Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook’

It has come to our attention that errors have occurred during the production process of The Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook ISBN 9781760637712, which means it is important to recall stock from all... Read more
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