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20 June 2022

As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow

‘Zoulfa Katouh twines heartache with hope, rage with serenity, and sorrow with joy to create this masterful, raw and deeply human account of a young Syrian woman caught in the... Read more


Laforest appointed Five Mile CEO x

Michelle Laforest has been appointed CEO of Five Mile. Laforest has 20 years’ publishing experience in senior roles at businesses including DK and Harlequin. She replaces Alexandra Maramenides, who was... Read more
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‘The Dogs’ removed from Miles Franklin longlist, White says Hughes breached trust

A week after John Hughes’ novel The Dogs (Upswell) was withdrawn from the Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist following the discovery of plagiarism, the Guardian has found more instances of... Read more


WA Premier’s Book Awards announced

The winners of the 2021 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. Chosen from shortlists announced in May, the winners in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an Emerging... Read more
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QBD opens 85th store, first Australian Geographic outlet

QBD Books has announced the opening of a new shop in Brisbane, as well as the company’s first Australian Geographic standalone store. Opening on 25 June, the new QBD at... Read more


McGuire appointed Fremantle Press patron x

Cultural leader and entrepreneur Barry McGuire has been appointed the second Fremantle Press patron, a role that will focus on raising the publisher’s profile in the arts, education and business... Read more
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Scribble, Think+DO Tank Foundation announce inaugural Mirror Mentorship Program winners x

Scribe children’s imprint Scribble and the Think+DO Tank Foundation have announced the winners of the inaugural Mirror Mentorship Program, which provides support and mentoring ‘with the aim of making new... Read more

Opus acquisition of Ovato book printing unopposed by ACCC x

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has stated that it does not oppose the acquisition of Ovato Book Printing (formerly Griffin Press) by Opus Group, owner of McPherson’s. The... Read more


Varuna announces 2022 Writer’s Space fellows

Varuna, the National Writers’ House has announced the recipients of the 2022 Writer’s Space fellowships for writers with disability or who are D/deaf. The fellowship program is open to writers... Read more


Penguin Literary Prize 2022 winner announced

Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia has announced On a Bright Hillside in Paradise by Sydney-based writer Annette Higgs as the winner of the 2022 Penguin Literary Prize for an unpublished... Read more


New Craig novel ‘Wall’ sells to US x

Martin Shaw at Shaw Literary has sold US rights to Sydney author Jen Craig’s third novel Wall to Zerogram Press. The narrator of Wall is a London-based Australian visual artist (with ‘a... Read more


Books in the media this weekend, 18–19 June x

A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend.  National  The Saturday Paper  Basin (Scott McCulloch, Black Inc.) Dirt Town (Hayley Scrivenor, Macmillan) Horse... Read more


Scrivenor debut ‘Dirt Town’ hits number one x

Top 10 bestsellers              Dirt Town (Hayley Scrivenor, Macmillan) Heartstopper Volume One (Alice Oseman, Hodder Children’s Books) Heartstopper Volume Two (Alice Oseman, Hodder Children’s Books) It Ends With Us (Colleen... Read more


Balen, Novgorodoff win Carnegie, Greenaway medals

The UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has announced the winners of the 2022 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. Katya Balen won the Carnegie Medal for children’s... Read more

Bloomsbury reports record sales

In the UK, Bloomsbury achieved record sales of £230.1 million (A$403m)—up 24% on the previous year—in the year ending 28 February 2022, reports the Bookseller. Profits before taxation and highlighted... Read more


Ozeki wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for ‘The Book of Form and Emptiness’ 

In the UK, Ruth Ozeki has won the £30,000 (A$52,120) Women’s Prize for Fiction for her fourth novel The Book of Form and Emptiness (Text), reports the Bookseller. Clarke’s novel tells the... Read more

UTA to acquire Curtis Brown

US-based company United Talent Agency (UTA) has signed an agreement to acquire literary agency Curtis Brown for an undisclosed sum, reports the Bookseller. Curtis Brown, which is based in the... Read more


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