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18 September 2019


Flann wins 2019 Banjo Prize for ‘unbearably tense’ survival thriller

HarperCollins has announced Elizabeth Flann as the winner of the 2019 Banjo Prize for an unpublished manuscript for her ‘unbearably tense’ Australian thriller ‘Beware of Dogs’. Flann’s work was chosen... Read more


‘Dark Emu’ chosen as inaugural Parliamentary Book Club title

Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu (Magabala) has been chosen as the first book to be read by politicians for the inaugural Parliamentary Book Club, to be held in early 2020. Dark... Read more
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HarperCollins acquires rights to Hazlehurst’s memoir x

HarperCollins has acquired world rights to actor Noni Hazlehurst’s memoir in a ‘hotly contested’ auction. The publisher said Hazlehurst, an award-winning stage and screen actor and advocate for children’s welfare,... Read more


‘You Must be Layla’ sells to Puffin UK

Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s You Must Be Layla to Puffin UK, reports the Bookseller. Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer,... Read more
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Dalcher wins Goldsboro Glass Bell for ‘Vox’

In the UK, debut novelist Christina Dalcher has won the £2000 (A$3650) Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award for Vox (HQ). Set in an America where women are restricted to speaking no... Read more
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