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13 May 2020


Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. The 10 longlisted novels are: The White Girl (Tony Birch, UQP) Room for a Stranger (Melanie... Read more


Walker Books sold to Trustbridge Global Media x

Walker Books Limited, parent company of Walker Books ANZ, has been acquired by private equity-owned children’s content company Trustbridge Global Media, but says ‘no changes to operations are contemplated’. In... Read more
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Text Prize 2020 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing has been announced. The seven shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘Therefore I Am’ by Miranda Luby, which follows Sarah,... Read more


Manawatu wins New Zealand Book Award for fiction

The winners of the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. Debut novelist Becky Manawatu took out the NZ$55,000 ($A51,700) Jann Medicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, New Zealand’s... Read more
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Australia Institute Writer in Residency Program longlist announced

The longlist for the Australia Institute Writer in Residency Program has been announced. One winning writer will receive a $5000 stipend to undertake a two-week residency to develop a nonfiction... Read more


Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy dies

In the US, Simon & Schuster (S&S) president and CEO Carolyn Reidy has died suddenly after experiencing a heart attack. Reidy was 71. Simon & Schuster Australia told Books+Publishing the... Read more
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