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15 October 2020

The Rock: Looking into Australia's ‘Heart of Darkness’ from the edge of its wild frontier

Aaron Smith’s new memoir holds up a unique mirror to Australia. What he sees is at once amazing, disturbing and revealing. The Rock explores the failings of our nation’s character, its unresolved... Read more


Ned Kelly Awards 2020 winners announced

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners of this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The winning works and authors in each category are: Best... Read more
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Walkley Book Award 2020 longlist announced

The Walkley Book Award longlist for 2020 has been announced. The longlisted titles are:  After the Count (Stephanie Convery, Viking) City On Fire (Antony Dapiran, Scribe) Hazelwood (Tom Doig, Viking)... Read more

Study finds CBCA early childhood category shortlisted books overwhelmingly white

A study of books shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Award in the early childhood category since 2001 has found that only 12% of human main characters in... Read more
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PRH acquires Edgar’s ‘The Coffin Confessor’ x

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired world rights to The Coffin Confessor by ‘funeral crasher’ Bill Edgar. Edgar’s memoir was acquired by PRH commissioning editor Brandon VanOver, who said... Read more
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