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11 May 2020


$50k Marten Bequest scholarships to Roberts-Orr, Mol, Woollett

Writers Isobel Roberts-Orr, Oliver Mol and Laura Woollett are among 12 recipients of Marten Bequest scholarships, worth $50,000 each. Roberts-Orr received a scholarship for poetry, while Mol and Woollett received... Read more

Woollahra Digital Literary Award 2020 shortlists announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Woollahra Digital Literary Award has been announced. The award, founded by Woollahra Council to support innovation in Australian digital literature, offers prizes in fiction (judged... Read more
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Michael Gifkins Prize 2020 shortlist announced

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc have announced the shortlist for the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished... Read more

The Architect’s Bookshop closes

Specialist Sydney bookseller The Architect’s Bookshop has closed permanently and the store’s online retail site will close on 20 June, reports Jason Steger in the Age. Owner Adam Haddow said... Read more
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Browsing online: how has book buying changed during the pandemic? x

Isolation, lockdown and the closure of physical bookstores have resulted in a massive spike in online retail. Books+Publishing investigates what book buying looks like during Covid-19 and asks whether the... Read more


Bestsellers: New Bluey board book debuts at number three x

Malcolm Turnbull’s memoir A Bigger Picture is spending its second consecutive week at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart as a new Bluey board book, The Creek, has debuted in... Read more
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Frankfurt director plans ‘completely different experience’ for this year’s fair

Frankfurt Book Fair director Juergen Boos has said this year’s fair will go on, but it will be a ‘completely different experience’, reports Publishers Weekly (PW). On social distancing guidelines,... Read more


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