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24 August 2020


Lui to curate new A&U imprint

Writer, actor and director Nakkiah Lui will curate a new imprint, Joan, at Allen & Unwin (A&U). Named for Lui’s grandmother, the imprint will commission books across all genres, with... Read more


CWF 2020: All live events sold out; ‘strong uptake’ for streaming

This year’s Canberra Writers Festival (CWF) included a mix of live and online-only events with over 60 artists. All events were streamed, with 34 writers and moderators appearing in-person and... Read more
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Epstein’s ‘Small Spaces’ optioned for film x

Small Spaces (Sarah Epstein, Walker Books) has been optioned for film by Triptych Pictures and US producer Rebecca Green via Alex Adsett. Triptych produced feature film The Babadook and TV... Read more


Bestsellers: ‘Midnight Sun’ spends second week in top spot x

Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight Saga’ spinoff Midnight Sun is spending its second consecutive week at the top of the Australian bestseller chart after debuting at number one last week, trailed by Bluey: My... Read more
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Ellmann, Szirtes win James Tait Black prizes

In the UK, Lucy Ellmann and George Szirtes have won the James Tait Black prizes for fiction and biography respectively. Ellmann won the fiction prize for her novel Ducks, Newburyport... Read more


Read the latest Publishers Weekly x

Books+Publishing is partnering with US trade news magazine Publishers Weekly to provide our subscribers with exclusive access to the weekly digital edition of PW magazine. This week’s features include: ‘A... Read more
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