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16 September 2019


Ngaio Marsh Award 2019 winners announced

New Zealand writer Fiona Kidman has won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel for This Mortal Boy (RHNZ Vintage). The story recreates the life of young Belfast immigrant... Read more


Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2019 winners announced

The Wilderness Society has announced the winners of the 2019 Environment Award for Children’s Literature. The winners are: Picture fiction The All New Must Have Orange 430 (Michael Speechley, Viking)... Read more
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A&U, Wavesound to partner on audiobooks

The majority of new Allen & Unwin titles will be produced as audiobooks under a new partnership between the publisher and Wavesound. The co-publishing program will initially see A&U and... Read more


Walker acquires Neridah McMullin picture book x

Walker Books Australia has acquired world rights to a new picture book by Neridah McMullin called The Drover. Based a true story, the book follows a young female drover as... Read more
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Bestsellers: Down under authors on top of the charts x

Children’s books are dominating this week’s bestseller chart, with The 117-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan) continuing its run in the top spot. Dog Man #7: For Whom... Read more


Porter’s ‘Firefly’ wins 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize

In the UK, English writer Henry Porter has won the £15,000 (A$27,250) Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize for his novel Firefly (Quercus). Firefly follows a highly intelligent 13-year-old Syrian refugee who is... Read more
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Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction 2019 longlist announced

In the UK, the longlist for this year’s Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction, formerly the Samuel Johnson Prize, has been announced. The 10 longlisted titles are: I Will Never See... Read more


Publishers Weekly x

Books+Publishing is partnering with US trade news magazine Publishers Weekly to provide our subscribers with exclusive access to the weekly digital edition of PW magazine for a limited time. This edition features... Read more



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