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18 June 2020


Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the $60,000 Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020 has been announced. The six longlisted novels are: The White Girl (Tony Birch, UQP) Islands (Peggy Frew, A&U) No One (John Hughes, UWA... Read more


Tan wins 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal

In the UK, Australian artist and author Shaun Tan has won the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in a book for children and young people for his picture... Read more
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Juchau wins 2020 Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism

Novelist, essayist and critic Mireille Juchau has won the 2020 Pascall Prize for arts criticism for her essays ‘How Dreams Change Under Authoritarianism’ (The New Yorker), ‘Twilight Knowing: Jenny Offill’s... Read more


Sales of Bluey books hit 1 million copies

Sales of Bluey children’s books have reached 1 million copies in Australia, the series’ publisher Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has announced. The first three Bluey titles, which launched in... Read more
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Hachette acquires Lau’s ‘Gunk Baby’ x

Hachette Australia has acquired ANZ rights to the novel Gunk Baby by Jamie Marina Lau. Hachette head of literary Robert Watkins said he is excited to be publishing the novel,... Read more

US bookshop sales down 65% in April

According to US Census Bureau estimates, bookshop sales fell 65.3% in April compared to the same month in 2019, reports Publishers Weekly. Physical sales at bookshops fell in April by... Read more
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