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11 July 2019


Melbourne Writers Festival program announced

The full program for the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival, which runs from 30 August to 8 September, has been announced. The program will run under the theme ‘When We Talk... Read more


PRH issues editor ‘first and final warning’; MEAA alleges ‘discriminatory’ conduct

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has issued a ‘first and final warning’ to an editor who tweeted in support of booksellers as they faced possible cuts to penalty rates on... Read more
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2019 ABA conference: value, volume down YTD; HR, sales discussed x

Nielsen Book associate director Julie Winters presented an overview of the Australian book market at the 2019 Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference. Winters reported a 2.6% decline in Australian book... Read more


HarperCollins to publish ‘electrifying’ debut novel; UK, film rights sold x

HarperCollins has acquired ANZ rights to Melbourne author and playwright Gabriel Bergmoser’s ‘electrifying’ debut adult novel, The Hunted, in a two-book deal via Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown Australia. UK... Read more
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Write-ability fellowships 2019 recipients announced

Writers Victoria has announced the recipients of its 2019 Write-ability fellowships. The following five emerging writers with disability were awarded the fellowships: Alex Creece for ‘Neurodifficult’, a collection of experimental... Read more
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