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28 March 2019

The Other Half of Augusta Hope 

‘Without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read—an extraordinary masterpiece’—Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton. ‘A mesmerisingly beautiful portrait of a... Read more

Over 200 attend 2019 Leading Edge Books conference x

Just over 100 booksellers, more than 100 publishers and suppliers and 35 authors attended this year’s Leading Edge Books (LEB) conference, which was held in Adelaide from 17-19 March. LEB... Read more
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ABA announces 2019 conference program; Halls to give keynote

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the program for its 2019 conference, to be held at Pullman Melbourne on the Park from 23-24 June. The conference will be organised around the... Read more


PRH to publish new McInerney novel, debut children’s book

Penguin Random House has acquired ANZ rights (including audio) to a new novel and debut children’s book by Monica McInerney. The two-book deal was struck by Fiona Inglis at Curtis... Read more
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LBF ‘as busy as ever’; Australians report interest in ‘uplifting nonfiction’ and self-help for kids

Australian publishers attending the 2019 London Book Fair (LBF) reported an interest in ‘uplifting or inspiring nonfiction’ and ‘self-development, self-esteem, resilience and mental health books for children and adolescents’, among... Read more

European Parliament passes copyright reform bill

The European Parliament has passed the EU’s copyright reform bill 348 votes to 274, reports the Bookseller. The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market aims to update digital... Read more
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Antrobus wins 2019 Ted Hughes Award

In the UK, British Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus has won the 2019 Ted Hughes Award for his debut collection The Perseverance (Penned In The Margins), reports the Guardian. The Perseverance explores family... Read more



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