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12 March 2019

Stella Prize 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Stella Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Little Gods (Jenny Ackland, A&U) The Bridge (Enza Gandolfo, Scribe) Pink Mountain on Locust Island (Jamie... Read more

A&U acquires Hardcastle novel for six-figure sum x

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to Below Deck, the third book by 25-year-old author Sophie Hardcastle. Zeitgeist Agency director Benython Oldfield sold the book at auction for... Read more

Boochani’s ‘No Friend but the Mountains’ sells into nine territories

Behrouz Boochani’s Victorian Prize for Literature-winning memoir No Friend but the Mountains (Picador) has been sold in nine territories, including the US and the UK, where it sold to Picador... Read more
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Echo acquires Iain Ryan’s third novel x

Echo Publishing has acquired world rights to Iain Ryan’s third novel, Sisters Under the Skin, via Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown. Narrated in first and second person, Sisters Under the... Read more

Stavanger shortlisted for €10k Moth Poetry Prize  

Australian poet David Stavanger has been shortlisted for the €10,000 (A$15,930) Moth Poetry Prize for his poem ‘Octonaut’. The prize is run by the publishers of international art and literature... Read more

Bestsellers: Walliams’ ‘Fing’ climbs to number two x

On this week’s bestsellers chart, The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, Wiley) is back in the number one spot, and David Walliams’ latest middle-grade novel Fing (illus by Tony Ross, HarperCollins) has... Read more
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UK audiobook boom continuing with 13% growth in 2018

In the UK, Nielsen BookScan reports that audiobooks have grown by 13% in volume during 2018. At the London Book Fair (LBF) Quantum Conference, Nielsen said that the audiobook boom... Read more
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