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1 March 2019


NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($40,000) Man Out of Time (Stephanie... Read more


Hamad’s ‘White Tears/Brown Scars’ sold to US

North American rights to journalist and academic Ruby Hamad’s forthcoming book White Tears/Brown Scars (MUP) have been sold via auction to US publisher Catapult. Rachel Crawford at MacKenzie Wolf sold... Read more
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S A Jones’ ‘The Fortress’ sells to US

Natasha Solomun of The Rights Hive has sold North American rights to S A Jones’ novel The Fortress to US-based Erewhon Books, a new independent publisher of speculative fiction. The... Read more

Clunes Booktown Festival 2019 program announced

The program for the 2019 Clunes Booktown Festival, to be held from 4-5 May in Clunes, Victoria, has been announced. Around 25 writers will appear at the festival, including Robbie... Read more
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Plunkett receives ABR Patrons’ Fellowship

The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced poet and critic Felicity Plunkett as the recipient of its $10,000 ABR Patrons’ Fellowship. Plunkett will contribute several articles to ABR over the... Read more


Crankstart announced as new Booker Prize sponsor

US-based charitable foundation Crankstart will be the new sponsor of the Booker Prize. Crankstart’s five-year sponsorship will begin on 1 June, after the announcement of the 2019 Man Booker International... Read more
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