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16 October 2019


Oz, NZ authors and illustrators on 2019 White Ravens list

Several books by Australian and New Zealand authors and illustrators have been included in the 2019 White Ravens list for international children’s and youth literature. The Australian titles on the... Read more


HarperCollins acquires Morton’s ‘My Year of Living Vulnerably’ x

HarperCollins has acquired ANZ rights to Rick Morton’s second book, My Year of Living Vulnerably—a series of interconnected essays of memoir and social commentary written following Morton’s diagnosis of complex... Read more
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Hachette acquires Claire Thomas’ ‘The Performance’ at auction

Hachette has acquired ANZ rights to Claire Thomas’ second novel, The Performance, in a five-way auction via Clare Forster at Curtis Brown Australia. Weidenfeld & Nicolson also acquired UK rights... Read more


Lawyer Stewart Levitt launches $20,000 poetry prize x

Human rights lawyer Stewart Levitt has launched the biennial $20,000 Levitt Indigenous Poetry Prize for poems that ‘reflect Indigenous social, personal and political issues’. Entrants need not be Indigenous or... Read more
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Scrivenor wins 2019 Ray Koppe Residency

Hayley Scrivenor has won the Australian Society of Authors (ASA)’s 2019 Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency for her manuscript ‘The Push Back’. Scrivenor’s manuscript tells the story of a young... Read more


Shortlist for India's JCB Prize for Literature announced

The shortlist for India’s richest literary award, the Rs 2.5 million (A$51,800) JCB Prize for Literature, has been announced. The shortlisted works of fiction are: Ib’s Endless Search for Satisfaction... Read more
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