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1 June 2022

 

Grant, Hathorn to be inducted into ABIA Hall of Fame; business, Rising Star shortlists announced

Hardie Grant CEO Sandy Grant and children’s author Libby Hathorn will be inducted into the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Hall of Fame at the... Read more
 
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black&write! fellowships 2022 recipients announced

The 2022 black&write! fellowships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers have been awarded to Queensland Elder Herbert Wharton and Lay Maloney from Victoria. Each... Read more
 

 

BookUp full 2022 program announced

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has released the full program for the one-day BookUp publishing conference, to be held in Sydney next Thursday, 9 June,... Read more
 
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ASAL book awards finalists, Vucic awarded $50k Marten Bequest scholarship x

To celebrate its centenary, Collins Booksellers has established the Australian Political Book of the Year Award, a new literary prize worth $10,000. Meanwhile, the Australian Library and Information Association has reported that this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime, held on 25 May, attracted over two million registrations, making it the biggest in the event’s history.

In awards news, Wiradjuri poet and artist Jazz Money won a 2022 Dreaming Award, presented as part of the Australia Council’s First Nations Arts Awards; Susanne Gervay won the Australian and New Zealand division of the 2022 Cyrstal Kite Member Choice Awards for her middle-grade/YA crossover novel Heroes of the Secret Underground (HarperCollins); and Claire Mabey is the recipient of Creative New Zealand’s 2022 Louis Johnson New Writer’s Bursary. Bosnian-Australian writer, editor and critic Dženana Vucic has been named as one of the seven recipients of the 2022 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships, and the Association for the Study of Australian Literature has announced the finalists for the Magarey Medal, Mary Gilmore Award and ALS Gold Medal.

Overseas, Indian author Geetanjali Shree took out the International Booker Prize, and Sabba Khan and Maisie Chan were announced the winners of the 2022 Jhalak prizes.

 

 

The Collins Booksellers story x

May this year marks the 100-year anniversary of Collins Booksellers, which was established by Fredrick Henry (Harry) Slamen in 1922. The company celebrated its centenary... Read more
 
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Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2022: Kate Lloyd x

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than... Read more
 

 

Meet the ABDA Emerging Designers of the Year: Mietta Yans x

In the lead-up to the 70th Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) Awards, Books+Publishing spoke to the two shortlisted nominees for Emerging Designer of the Year. In this second... Read more
 

 

July books reviewed x

A round-up of local books to look out for in July, as recommended by Books+Publishing reviewers in the past month. Fiction Come July, three debut... Read more
 

 

Rights round-up x

Sales Children’s/YA Fremantle Press has sold German rights to Littlelight (Kelly Canby) to Carl-Auer Verlag, via Book149 Lit. Agency.    Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has... Read more
 

 

‘Heartstopper’ climbs to number one, series takes four spots in top 10 x

Top 10 bestsellers                         Heartstopper Volume One (Alice Oseman, Hodder Children’s Books) Heartstopper Volume Two (Alice Oseman, Hodder Children’s Books) The Murder Rule (Dervla McTiernan,... Read more
 

 

The Brothers (S E Hinton, HarperCollins, August) x

S D Hinton’s debut novel The Brothers is a masterclass in menacing tension. Set on the Victorian south coast, it starts with an isolated house... Read more
 

 

Everything Feels Like the End of the World (Else Fitzgerald, A&U, August) x

In Everything Feels Like the End of the World, Else Fitzgerald lays bare our simmering anxieties around an uncertain future. The reader is walked through... Read more
 

 

Faithless (Alice Nelson, Vintage, August) x

Alice Nelson’s Faithless is an astonishing novel that unfolds as a love letter from protagonist Cressida to her all-consuming love, Max. In the beginning, Cressida... Read more
 

 

Marlo (Jay Carmichael, Scribe, August) x

After previous success with Ironbark, a novel that wrestled with the coming of age of a gay man in rural Australia, Jay Carmichael turns his... Read more
 

 

The Brink (Holden Sheppard, Text, August) x

In The Brink, schoolies week goes horribly wrong when a group of school leavers find themselves isolated on a remote island along the Western Australian... Read more
 

 

The Deadly Daylight (Ash Harrier, Pantera, August) x

In Ash Harrier’s debut middle-grade novel, The Deadly Daylight, 12-year-old Alice England helps her father dress corpses in the family funeral home. She finds that... Read more
 

 

Life Lessons for Little Ones: You are Enough (Jess Sanders, illus by Ocean Hughes, Affirm, August) x

You are Enough is the first title in a new series, ‘Life Lessons for Little Ones’, that pairs the award-winning author of Love Your Body... Read more
 

 

Read the latest Publishers Weekly x

Books+Publishing is partnering with US trade news magazine Publishers Weekly to provide our subscribers with exclusive access to the weekly digital edition of PW magazine.... Read more
 
 

The Red Witch

Katharine Susannah Prichard won fame for novels that broke new ground depicting Australian life. The Red Witch is a gripping narrative alert to the drama and tragedy... Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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