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19 September 2019

My Dark Vanessa

‘A package of dynamite’—Stephen King ‘The book everyone will be talking about in 2020’—Louise O’Neill ‘Riveting, compulsive, urgent’—Elizabeth Day An era-defining novel about the relationship between a 15-year-old girl and... Read more


Industry-first EBA voted in at PRH; FWC dispute settled

The first union-negotiated enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) in Australian publishing history has been voted in at Penguin Random House Australia (PRH). PRH delegates in the editorial and publicity departments have... Read more
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Stella Count 2018: ‘Sustained and significant advances in the representation of women authors’

The 2018 Stella Count has found that 49% of all book reviews in Australia were of books by women authors—up from 46% in 2017, and the previous high of 48%... Read more


Longlists for Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes announced

The longlists for the Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes have been announced. The longlisted works and their authors are: Tasmania Book Prize for the best book with Tasmanian content in any... Read more
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Quebec City, Melbourne to host City of Literature exchange

Victorian book industry professionals will have the chance to visit Quebec City in April next year as part of a new exchange program between the Melbourne and Quebec Cities of... Read more


Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing has been announced. The shortlisted pieces are: ‘Getting cliterate’ (Melissa Fyfe, Good Weekend) ‘When planetary catastrophe is your... Read more
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Book industry orgs support climate strike

Booksellers, publishers and other industry organisations across Australia are participating in the global climate strike, taking place on Friday, 20 September. With almost 100 locations across Australia registered to strike,... Read more


US Justice Department files suit against Edward Snowden, Macmillan

In the US, the Department of Justice has filed a suit against whistleblower Edward Snowden and his publisher Macmillan, looking to seize proceeds from Snowden’s new memoir Permanent Record, reports... Read more



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