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14 January 2020

Books+Publishing office move

Books+Publishing has moved to a new office and has a new postal address. Please send all future postal items, including advance reading copies, to the following address: PO Box 42,... Read more


Writers, literary orgs among latest OzCo funding round recipients

Twenty writers and seven literary organisations are among the 186 recipients of the Australia Council’s latest grants round, worth a total of $6.5 million. Funding in the literature category totalled... Read more
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MWF appoints Nair as program manager x

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) has appointed writer and critic Sonia Nair as program manager, taking over the role from Gene Smith, who has moved into the role of associate director... Read more


Tumarkin shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Awards

In the US, Australian author Maria Tumarkin is a finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Awards for her book Axiomatic (Brow Books), published in the US by Transit Books.... Read more
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ACT Book of the Year 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 ACT Book of the Year Award was announced in December. The shortlisted titles are: Made by Humans: The AI Condition (Ellen Broad, MUP) Book of... Read more


UWAP announces 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist

In December, UWA Publishing announced the shortlist for the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. The shortlisted authors and their works are: ‘The Sorry Tale of the Mignonette’... Read more
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ABR announces Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist

The shortlist for the 2020 Australian Book Review (ABR) Peter Porter Poetry Prize has been announced. The shortlisted poems are: ‘Precision Signs’ (Lachlan Brown) ‘That Wadjela Tongue’ (Claire G Coleman)... Read more

US print sales down 1.3% in 2019

US print sales in 2019 fell by 1.3% in volume compared to the previous year, reports Publishers Weekly. Volume sales for the year totalled 689.5 million units, down from 698.4... Read more



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