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Island launches nonfiction prize

10 March 2021

Island magazine has launched a new nonfiction prize. With support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the inaugural Island Nonfiction Prize will award the winner $3000, a subscription to Island...

Scribe acquires ‘major title’ on women of ISIS 

4 April 2019

Scribe has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Guest House for Young Widows: the women of ISIS, by journalist, writer and academic Azadeh Moaveni. Scribe publisher Henry Rosenbloom describes...

UQP signs Kurmelovs in two-book deal 

24 January 2019

UQP has acquired ANZ rights to two books by Royce Kurmelovs via Melanie Ostell Literary. The first book, Just Money: A Story of Debt and the Bankers and Crooks Who Created It,...

Shortlist announced for 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize

4 October 2018

In the UK, the shortlist for the £30,000 (A$54,720) Baillie Gifford Prize, which recognises nonfiction writing by authors of any nationality, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Hello World:...

PRH acquires ‘Fixed It’ book by Gilmore

22 August 2018

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired rights to a nonfiction book by Melbourne-based writer, commentator and journalist Jane Gilmore. Titled Fixed It: One Woman's Movement Against the Real Fake...

All about ‘Eve’: Rochelle Siemienowicz on ‘Fallen’

26 February 2015

Rochelle Siemienowicz is the author of Fallen (Affirm Press, May), a ‘thought-provoking memoir about religion, marriage and sexuality’ that juxtaposes Siemienowicz’s ‘burgeoning sexuality with her strict Seventh Day Adventist upbringing’....

My kind-of life: Oliver Mol on ‘Lion Attack!’ 

13 February 2015

Lion Attack! (Scribe, May), the first book from Australian writer Oliver Mol, co-winner of the inaugural Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers, is part memoir and part make-believe. Reviewer Chloe Townson...

On tour: Meet the author Joanna Rakoff 

29 January 2015

Joanna Rakoff’s memoir My Salinger Year was published by Bloomsbury in 2014. Rakoff will be travelling to the Perth Writers Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week in February and March. What would...

Under the covers: Nonfiction top picks 2015 

16 October 2014

Hilary Simmons asks publishers to share their top nonfiction picks for 2015. (See fiction picks here.)NewSouth publishing director Phillipa McGuinness says The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd (Quentin Beresford,...

King wins RBC Taylor Prize for nonfiction 

12 March 2014

In Canada, Thomas King has won this year’s RBC Taylor Prize for his book The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (University of Minnesota Press)....