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26 June 2019


Shortlist for 2019 National Biography Award announced

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 National Biography Award, worth a total of $42,000. The shortlisted works are: No Friend But... Read more


Hachette acquires local rights to debut thriller

Hachette Australia has acquired ANZ rights to Gold Coast-based author Allie Reynolds’ debut novel Shiver, in partnership with Headline UK. Headline’s fiction publishing director Jennifer Doyle won a 10-way auction... Read more
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Dr Karl returns to ABC Books in three-book deal x

ABC Books has acquired three new books by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki in a deal negotiated by Jeanne Ryckmans of the Cameron Creswell Agency. The deal marks Kruszelnicki’s move back to... Read more


O’Sullivan wins 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Jane O’Sullivan has won the 2019 Lip magazine Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction for her short story ‘Limpet Teeth’. Judge Melanie Joosten said O’Sullivan’s piece, chosen from a shortlist of 10,... Read more
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May bestsellers: ‘Alpacas with Maracas’ tops picture book chart x

Over one million children in schools, libraries and bookshops across Australia participated in this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime on 22 May, so it was no surprise to see the chosen... Read more

UK publishing revenue down two percent in 2018 x

The UK Publishers Association (PA) has found the UK publishing industry’s revenues in 2018 fell two percent on the previous year, with a five percent drop in print book sales,... Read more
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Keefe, Burns win 2019 Orwell Prize

In the UK, two authors writing about the conflict in Northern Ireland have been awarded £3000 each (A$5470) as part of the Orwell Prize, reports the Guardian. Patrick Radden Keefe,... Read more



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