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Read ahead: Preview of 2014 titles 

7 October 2013

Kate Blackwood rounds up publishers’ top picks for 2014. Fiction Maxine Beneba Clarke’s debut short-story collection is Hodder and Headline sales and marketing director Justin Ractliffe’s top pick for 2014....

Keen for 2014: A preview of forthcoming junior titles 

7 October 2013

Publishers tell Brad Jefferies about their favourite forthcoming children’s and YA books. Allen & Unwin  Redgum’s popular Vietnam War song I Was Only Nineteen (John Schumann, illus by Craig Smith)...

Wong joins Books Kinokuniya 

21 August 2013

Allen & Unwin marketing coordinator Valerie Wong has joined Books Kinokuniya in Sydney as marketing and events coordinator. Wong will be replaced at Allen & Unwin by Jessica McHenry.

Class act: Christos Tsiolkas on ‘Barracuda’ 

8 August 2013

Christos Tsiolkas’ new novel Barracuda (A&U, November) is his ‘most personal and heartfelt book to date’, writes reviewer Martin Shaw. He spoke to the author. In Barracuda we get to...

New Adult: using it or losing it? 

15 July 2013

Australian publishers are starting to use the term in their marketing material, but what exactly is new adult, and how is it being used by booksellers? Cordelia Rice reports. In...

O’Shaughnessy to replace Webster at RMIT 

12 July 2013

Michael Webster will retire from his position as program director of the graduate diploma in editing and publishing at RMIT University in Melbourne in August. Webster will take up a...

New publishers join Murdoch Books 

9 July 2013

Allen & Unwin has continued to expand the Murdoch Books publishing team, with Diana Hill, Jane Morrow and Corinne Roberts joining Murdoch Books as publishers. A&U publishing director Sue Hines...

Tasmanian devils: Lenny Bartulin on ‘Infamy’ 

13 June 2013

Lenny Bartulin’s Infamy (A&U, October) tells the story of William Burr, an adventurer on the trail of an escaped convict turned bushranger. Reviewer Tim Coronel called the novel a ‘rollicking,...

No Vogel Award to be presented in 2013

30 April 2013

Allen & Unwin has announced that the judges of the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award have decided not to present the award this year. This is the second time in the award’s...

Handbury, Ashbridge launch online food community 

23 April 2013

Former Murdoch Books owner Matt Handbury and digital director Mark Ashbridge have partnered to launch a new website dedicated to food and cooking. Eatlove, which launched in October 2012, features...

Farmer joins Murdoch Books 

5 March 2013

Christine Farmer has joined Allen & Unwin in the role of publicity manager for Murdoch Books. Farmer, who previously worked for HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand in the role of...

Farmer joins Murdoch Books 

5 March 2013

Christine Farmer has joined Allen & Unwin in the role of publicity manager for Murdoch Books. Farmer, previously publicity and communications director at HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand, started at...

A&U celebrates 25 years of children’s publishing

1 March 2013

Allen & Unwin is celebrating 25 years of publishing books for children and young adults in 2013. A&U children’s books director Liz Bray told Books+Publishing that the publisher will mark...