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22 May 2019

Miles Franklin 2019 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: The Lebs (Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Hachette) Flames (Robbie Arnott, Text) Boy Swallows... Read more

Schulz to resign from UQP after 11 years x

UQP children’s and YA publisher Kristina Schulz will resign from the position, after an 11-year tenure with the publisher. Schulz began with UQP in 2008 and during her time commissioned... Read more
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Purcell resigns from Booktopia x

Booktopia director of books John Purcell has resigned from the company, effective 22 May. Purcell began at Booktopia in a customer service role in 2009. Booktopia said in a statement,... Read more

Readings YA Prize 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Readings Young Adult Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Highway Bodies (Alison Evans, Echo) What I Like About Me (Jenna Guillaume, Pan) Stone Girl (Eleni Hale,... Read more
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S&S acquires d’Alpuget’s updated Hawke bio x

Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired world rights to Bob Hawke: The Complete Biography (Blanche d’Alpuget) and will publish ‘an updated and revised commemorative hardback edition’ in December 2019.... Read more


Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize 2019

Omani writer Jokha Alharthi has won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodies (trans by Marilyn Booth, Sandstone Press). Alharthi is the first winner from the Arabian... Read more
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Canadian parliamentary review recommends reform of Copyright Act

A Canadian parliamentary committee has recommended the government undertake broad reform of the country’s copyright policies, following a review of the fallout following the implementation of the 2012 Copyright Modernization... Read more



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