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17 September 2020


Young wins 2020 Colin Roderick Award for ‘Paper Emperors’

Writer and academic Sally Young has won the $20,000 Colin Roderick Literary Award and the H T Priestley Medal for her nonfiction book Paper Emperors: The rise of Australia’s newspaper... Read more

NZ Book Industry Awards 2020 winners announced

The 2020 New Zealand Book Industry Awards have been announced. The winners in each category are: Young NZ Publisher of the Year   Paul Stewart, Mākaro Press and the Cuba Press... Read more
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Guineay, Walpert win 2020 Viva La Novella competition

Seizure has announced the winners of the 2020 Viva la Novella competition. Dark Wave by Adelaide writer Lana Guineay and Late Sonata by Auckland writer Bryan Walpert were chosen from... Read more


Azar longlisted for National Book Award for Translated Literature

In the US, Iranian–Australian writer Shokoofeh Azar has been longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature for her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (trans by... Read more
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Hamilton appointed Writers Vic CEO

Lucy Hamilton has been appointed CEO of Writers Victoria, replacing Angela Savage, who has been appointed the inaugural CEO of Public Libraries Victoria. Hamilton has been general manager and CEO... Read more


Hardie Grant acquires Alberici memoir x

Hardie Grant Books has acquired world rights to journalist Emma Alberici’s memoir Rewrite the Story. Interweaving her life as a first generation Australian and her career in journalism with an... Read more
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Molloy memoir ‘Fourteen’ to be adapted for screen

Screen rights to journalist Shannon Molloy’s memoir Fourteen (S&S) have been acquired by Orange Entertainment Co. Fourteen is Molloy’s account of the homophobic bullying and violence he experienced during high... Read more



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