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1 November 2019


Pascoe, Gaiman to headline 2020 Perth Festival Literature & Ideas weekend

The program for Perth Festival’s Literature & Ideas weekend, running from 21–23 February 2020, has been announced. Based around the themes of land, money, power and sex, the literature and... Read more


Drewe wins 2019 Colin Roderick Literary Award for ‘The True Colour of the Sea’

Robert Drewe has won the $20,000 Colin Roderick Literary Award 2019 and the H T Priestley Medal for his short story collection The True Colour of the Sea (Hamish Hamilton).... Read more
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PRH raises $100k for ILF programs

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has presented a $100,000 donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). The $100,000 cheque was presented to the ILF at a book launch this morning,... Read more


UK book industry calls to end VAT on ebooks, audiobooks

UK book industry figures and organisations have delivered a letter to the chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid calling for an end to the 20% value-added tax (VAT) that currently... Read more
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UNESCO announces 11 new cities of literature

UNESCO has announced 11 additional cities of literature among 66 newly designated creative cities. The new cities of literature are: Angoulême (France) Beirut (Lebanon) Exeter (UK) Kuhmo (Finland) Lahore (Pakistan)... Read more
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