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12 November 2020

Christmas closing list: Submissions due

Publishers and distributors are asked to submit their Christmas closing dates by 5pm Friday, 20 November. A full list will appear in the Weekly Book Newsletter on Wednesday, 25 November.... Read more


‘Fathoms’ wins Nib Literary Award

Rebecca Giggs’ Fathoms (Scribe) has won the Waverley Council’s $20,000 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award for 2020. Giggs’s work of narrative nonfiction blends natural history, science and philosophy... Read more
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Authors, industry researchers to appear at parliamentary inquiry

Book industry researcher David Throsby, the Sydney Review of Books and authors Helen Garner, Charlotte Wood and Christos Tsiolkas are among those who will appear at the first virtual public... Read more


Leaf Mag launches to demystify book industry

A new online publication that aims to ‘demystify, equitise and diversify’ publishing, bookselling, libraries and other book-related work in Australia has been launched by two university students and a recent... Read more
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Screen Canberra invests in book-to-screen adaptations

Adaptations of Peter Papathanasiou’s memoir Little One (A&U) and Kaaron Warren’s fantasy novel The Grief Hole (IFWG Publishing Australia) are among several projects to receive investment from Screen Canberra. Papathanasiou’s... Read more


Harrison wins Goldsmiths Prize for ‘The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again’

In the UK, M John Harrison has won the £10,000 (A$18,165) Goldsmiths Prize for The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again (Gollancz), reports the Bookseller. Harrison’s novel is described as ‘a genre-blurring... Read more
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