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15 June 2021

Authors, industry figures recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Several authors and publishing industry figures are among the recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours. Publishing industry figures cited include writers Lily Brett and James Bradley, who were awarded... Read more


Williams to step down as ILF commits to First Nations leadership x

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) executive director Karen Williams has announced she will step down after 11 years in the role. She will transition out of the role over the... Read more
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Walker named 2021 UQP Quentin Bryce Award winner

Sarah Walker has been named the winner of the 2021 UQP Quentin Bryce Award for her essay collection The First Time I Thought I Was Dying. Established in 2020, the... Read more


Adult fiction dominates chart x

After months of the Australian bestsellers chart being dominated by children’s fiction, the top five books on the chart this week are all adult fiction titles. Nora Roberts’s new standalone... Read more
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Waterstones profit down 8.4% in 2020

UK bookselling chain Waterstones’ after-tax profit fell 8.4% to £20.8 million (A$38m) in the year to 25 April 2020, reports the Bookseller. Revenue was down 4.3% on 2019 to £376... Read more


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