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16 May 2019

The Collaborator

An act of heroism, the taint of collaboration, a doomed love affair, and an Australian woman who travels across the world to discover the truth. It is 1944 in Budapest... Read more


Young wins 2019 Text Prize for ‘Loner’

Melbourne writer Georgina Young has won the 2019 Text Prize for her YA novel, Loner. Loner is a ‘humorous and heartfelt exploration of new adulthood’ set in Melbourne’s South Eastern... Read more
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SWF 2019: paid attendance figures, book sales up in second year at Carriageworks x

This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) had the third highest paid attendance in the festival’s 22-year history, with more than 52,500 ticket sales bringing in over $1.2 million in revenue.... Read more


2019 VIPs program highlights US market, inclusivity and creating buzz x

This year’s annual Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) program was held alongside the Sydney Writers’ Festival and ran from Tuesday, 30 April through to Friday, 3 May. The 2019 program was... Read more
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EWF 2019 program announced

The program has been announced for this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival, which runs in Melbourne from 19-29 June. More than 300 guests will appear at over 70 events. The opening... Read more


‘The Big Four’ wins Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Ian Gow and Stuart Kells have won this year’s Ashurst Business Literature Prize for their book The Big Four: The Curious and Perilous Future of the Global Accounting Monopoly (La... Read more
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Serong shortlisted for £15,000 Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize

Jock Serong has been shortlisted for the £15,000 (A$28,230) Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize, for his novel Preservation (Text). Preservation is one of six novels shortlisted for the prize, which celebrates... Read more


Australian Reading Hour ambassadors’ books covers revealed

Australian Reading Hour (ARH) has revealed the covers of the five books by its children’s ambassadors being published for this year’s event on 19 September. The Wiggles Love Books! (Five... Read more



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