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8 May 2019


Text Prize 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for the 2019 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. The five shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘Tellurian Blue’ by Danielle Clode, a debut fantasy novel... Read more


First authors announced for Byron Writers Festival

The first authors have been announced for the 2019 Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 2­–4 August. International guests include Kurdish-Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani (who will appear via livestream from... Read more
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Over 15,000 attend Clunes Booktown Festival; Caro, Birch top bestsellers list x

Over 15,000 people attended Clunes Booktown Festival, held from 4–5 May in the former goldmining town of Clunes, Victoria. A spokesperson for Clunes Booktown told Books+Publishing that most of the... Read more


Ventura sells debut novel to Random House Germany x

Ventura Press has sold German-language rights to Karyn Sepulveda’s debut novel Letters to My Yesterday to Random House Germany. Following a bidding war, agent Amanda Tokar sold the rights to... Read more
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UK author earnings survey shows lack of diversity, drop in income

In the UK, the full results of a report on author earnings have been released, revealing that the vast majority of professional authors are white, reports Book Brunch. Only two... Read more
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