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18 February 2022


Inaugural Open Book interns announced

Bohdi Byles and Maya Hodge are the two successful applicants for the inaugural Open Book Internship pilot program, now underway in Sydney and Melbourne. Byles, a ‘vocal queer person, a... Read more


Walker acquires Daley picture book about bees x

Walker Books Australia has acquired Native Bees, a new title in the publisher’s Nature Storybook series, by Brisbane teacher librarian Megan Daley. Daley is the author of Raising Readers (UQP),... Read more
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Books in the media this weekend, 19–20 February x

A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper The Grass Hotel (Craig Sherborne, Text) A Terrible Kindness (Jo Browning... Read more

Record earnings, profits for Lagardère in 2021

Lagardère Publishing grew its revenue by 9.4% in 2021 while increasing profits by 42.7%, reports Publishers Weekly. Lagardère Group reported revenue from its publishing division totalled €2.6 billion (A$4.11b) with... Read more
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The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the great Australian dissent (Gideon Haigh, Scribner)

If Herbert Vere ‘Doc’ Evatt is thought of at all today, it’s usually in terms of his nearly decade-long failure as Labor leader to combat Menzies’ conservative stranglehold. Gideon Haigh... Read more


Small Joys of Real Life (Allee Richards, Hachette)

Small Joys of Real Life begins at a house party in Northcote, Melbourne, where the narrator, actress Eva McMillan, meets a cute guy, Pat. Two weeks later, they meet again... Read more
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