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10 June 2021

Rabbit Hole

My name is Alice. I’m a police officer. I’m trying to solve a murder on a psychiatric ward. But I’m also a patient… They were meant to be safe on... Read more


Books+Publishing turns 100 today!

Books+Publishing owners Gary and Vanessa Pengelly along with former managing director Michael Webster write: Today, 10 June 2021, marks the 100-year anniversary of Books+Publishing (B+P), the uniquely Australian publishing industry... Read more
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MWF partners with the Age, Book of the Year award returns

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) will partner with the Age newspaper, with the festival to present the Age Book of the Year award, which is returning after a nine-year hiatus. According to... Read more


NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2021 finalists announced

The finalists for the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. The shortlists in each category, chosen from 166 entries, are: Picture Book Award... Read more
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EWF 2021 goes completely digital

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF), which was originally planned as a hybrid festival of both online and in-person events at locations across Melbourne, has announced it will shift its 2021... Read more


Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction 2021 shortlist announced

Lip magazine has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. The shortlisted stories are: ‘Homing Stars’ by Tiffany Korssen ‘Lady Finger’ by Keshe Chow ‘The Tooth... Read more
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Hazareesingh wins £40,000 Wolfson History Prize

In the UK, Sudhir Hazareesingh has won the £40,000 (A$73,045) Wolfson History Prize for Black Spartacus: The epic life of Toussaint Louverture (Allen Lane), reports the Bookseller. Black Spartacus is... Read more



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