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22 January 2020

Christmas survey: deadline extended

Books+Publishing is currently conducting its Christmas survey of booksellers and publishers. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey online. We’re accepting submissions until midnight (AEST), Monday 26 January.... Read more


Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2020 shortlist announced

Writers Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, awarded annually to an Australian writer for a proposed biographical work. The shortlisted writers and their projects... Read more
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‘The Whole Fish Cookbook’ wins André Simon Food and Drink book award

In the UK, Sydney chef Josh Niland’s The Whole Fish Cookbook (Hardie Grant) has won the 2019 Food Award at the André Simon Food and Drink Awards. According to the Bookseller,... Read more


Hachette acquires Byrne’s book on family history x

Hachette Australia has acquired world rights to a new book by journalist and TV personality Jennifer Byrne, based on the lives of two 14th-century English regal women who are Byrne’s... Read more
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New Zealand book market up 2.3% in 2019

New Zealand book sales were up 2.3% in value and 3.5% by volume in the past year, according to data from Nielsen BookScan. In total, 6.4 million units were sold... Read more


RiP Steph Bowe

Australian YA author Steph Bowe has died, aged 25, due to complications from T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma, a form of leukemia. Bowe began her career as a blogger before publishing... Read more
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China issues guidelines banning foreign teaching materials in schools

China’s Ministry of Education published guidelines earlier this month that ban the use of foreign teaching materials in primary, middle and high schools, reports the Bookseller. Private schools and high... Read more



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