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4 December 2019


Indie Book Awards 2020 longlists announced

Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2020 Indie Book Awards for books published in 2019. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The White Girl (Tony... Read more


Van Zweden wins 2019 KYD unpublished manuscript award

Literary journal Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has announced Sam van Zweden as the winner of its 2019 unpublished manuscript award for her manuscript ‘Eating with my Mouth Open’. Van Zweden... Read more
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Beasley wins inaugural OzCo Arts and Disability Award for an emerging artist

Tennant Creek-based artist and illustrator Dion Beasley was one of three winners at the Australia Council’s inaugural Arts and Disability Awards, presented at a ceremony at Canberra’s National Portrait Gallery... Read more


Hardie Grant Travel acquires Steffensen’s book on Indigenous fire management

Hardie Grant Travel has acquired world rights to Fire Country, the memoir of Indigenous fire practitioner Victor Steffensen. Steffensen is a Tagalaka descendant from Far North Queensland who is dedicated... Read more
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Marchetta’s ‘On the Jellicoe Road’ to be adapted for drama series

Melina Marchetta’s 2006 young adult novel On the Jellicoe Road (Penguin) is being adapted for a young adult drama series, reports Deadline. The project is a co-production by the US’s... Read more


‘The Book Ninja’ optioned for film

Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus’ novel The Book Ninja (S&S) has been optioned for film by producers Chris Brown of Pictures in Paradise and Veronica Fury of Fury Film Co.... Read more
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