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8 October 2021


Richell Prize 2021 shortlist announced

Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) have announced the shortlist for the 2021 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The shortlisted writers were judged on the first three chapters... Read more

MWF to launch podcast, free digital events

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) has announced it will release more than 50 cancelled events from its 2021 program as podcasts from 13 October, with a further five events from First... Read more
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Books in the media this weekend x

This week’s round-up will be updated as data is available.  National The Saturday Paper Bodies of Light (Jennifer Down, Text) Love & Virtue (Diana Reid, Ultimo) Philosophy for Spiders: On the low theory... Read more


Sales and Crabb enter top 10 at number two x

All of this week’s five highest new entries have cracked the top 10 overall bestsellers list, as the Christmas big names begin to hit the shelves. Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest, Ottolenghi... Read more
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Gurnah awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature

Zanzibar-born British novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature, reports Publishers Weekly. Gurnah was named winner at a ceremony at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm... Read more



Booktober from WestWords is the lockdown friendly fundraising event helping turn the page on literary disadvantage in Greater Western Sydney. WestWords is partnering with Booktopia for the second year in... Read more
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