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27 June 2019


Owners of Lorne Beach Books to retire after 40 years in the trade x

The owners of Lorne Beach Books in regional Victoria are selling their shop after 40 years in the book trade. David and Meryl Bartak owned and ran Black Mask Books... Read more


Kill Your Darlings announces New Australian Fiction collection contributors

Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has announced the contributors to its inaugural annual print collection of short stories, New Australian Fiction, due to published in October 2019. The contributors are: Tony... Read more
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Black Inc. sells Anna Krien’s forthcoming novel to UK

Black Inc. has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ and Canada) to Anna Krien’s debut novel Act of Grace (Black Inc., October) to Serpent’s Tail. Editor Hannah Westland acquired... Read more


Sparrow wins 2019 Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism

Jeff Sparrow has won the 2019 Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism for his essay ‘A Place of Punishment: No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani’ (Sydney Review of Books). Sparrow was... Read more
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Two Australians longlisted for 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

In the UK, the longlist for the £30,000 (A$54,500) Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award has been announced, with Australian writers Paddy O’Reilly and Paul Dalla Rosa making the 18-strong... Read more


ILF celebrates International Year of Indigenous Languages with bookshop fundraising program

The Indigenous Literary Foundation (ILF) will mark the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages with a revamped membership program for bookshops. Launched last year, the ILF member program asks member... Read more
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ABR announces Behrouz Boochani Fellowship

The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced its inaugural $10,000 Behrouz Boochani Fellowship, presented in association with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne. The fellowship... Read more

Amazon responds to NYT feature alleging widespread sales of counterfeit books

In the US, Amazon has responded to claims made in a New York Times (NYT) feature that the company takes a lax approach to policing counterfeit books, reports Publishers Weekly.... Read more



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