Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
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16 April 2020

Changes at Books+Publishing

Owner and publisher of Books+Publishing Gary Pengelly writes:  ‘Like everyone in the industry at this time, Books+Publishing continues to look for ways to contribute to the Australian bookselling and publishing... Read more


MWF 2020 to take place online

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), which is scheduled to run 7–16 August 2020, will deliver a smaller online program due to the Covid-19 crisis. ‘Our team is at home thinking, reading... Read more
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Shaw sells Turner’s ‘Hang Him When He Is Not There’ to US x

Martin Shaw at Shaw Literary has sold US and Canadian rights to Nicholas Turner’s novel Hang Him When He Is Not There to US indie publisher Zerogram. The sale is the... Read more


McKinty, McTiernan shortlisted for international thriller award

Adrian McKinty and Dervla McTiernan have been shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Awards 2020. McKinty was shortlisted for the best hardcover novel for his book The Chain (Hachette),... Read more
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Aissaoui wins US$50k International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Algerian author Abdelouahab Aissaoui has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) for his novel The Spartan Court, which tells the story of the French campaign against Algiers in... Read more
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