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18 August 2020


Williams appointed interim SWF artistic director

Former Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams has been appointed interim artistic director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), reports the Age. Williams will remain based in Melbourne, spending a week... Read more


Kamaleddine’s ‘The Truth About Luck’ wins inaugural Matilda Children’s Literature Prize

Samera Kamaleddine has won HarperCollins Australia’s inaugural Matilda Children’s Literature Prize for her YA manuscript The Truth About Luck. Kamaleddine’s novel tells the story of a 16-year-old Lebanese–Australian Layla Karimi,... Read more
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‘Invisible Boys’ optioned for film and TV

Director Nicholas Verso and producer Tania Chambers have optioned the film and television rights to Invisible Boys (Holden Sheppard, Fremantle Press), via Haylee Nash of the Nash Agency. The YA... Read more


MUBA renamed SPN Book of the Year Award

The Small Press Network (SPN) has renamed its annual Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) as the Small Press Network Book of the Year Award. The MUBA ‘celebrated hidden gems—engaging and... Read more
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