Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
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17 March 2020


Latest cancellations: SWF, the Wheeler Centre, MJBW and ABDA Awards

A number of festivals and literary organisations made announcements overnight related to the Covid-19 outbreak. Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) organisers said the festival’s cancellation was an ‘inevitable but nonetheless devastating... Read more


Year-to-date trade sales down 2.9% as academic sales see sharp decline x

Sales in the Australian book market are down 7.3% in value for the year to 7 March, with the trade sector down 2.9% over the same period, according to Nielsen... Read more
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Record book sales at Adelaide Writers’ Week x

Record book and catering sales at Adelaide Writers’ Week, which ran from 29 February to 5 March, indicate the highest recorded attendance numbers at the festival, according to director Jo... Read more


Penguin Literary Prize shortlist 2020 announced

Penguin Random House (PRH) has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize, worth $20,000. The prize, now in its third year, aims to find and develop new Australian... Read more
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SRB announces recipients of Emerging Critics fellowships

The Sydney Review of Books has announced the recipients of this year’s Copyright Agency–SRB Emerging Critics fellowships. The recipients are: Bryan Andy (NSW) Cher Tan (VIC) Keyvan Allahyari (VIC) Prithvi Varatharajan... Read more


Read the latest Publishers Weekly x

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