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Penguin UK to relaunch Pelican imprint 

9 December 2013

In the UK, Penguin is set to relaunch its nonfiction imprint Pelican, reports the Bookseller. Pelican will return in May 2014 with the publication of five ‘concise introductory books’ aimed...

‘Killing Fairfax’ wins 2013 Walkley Book Award 

29 November 2013

Pamela Williams has won this year’s Walkley Book Award for Killing Fairfax (HarperCollins). Williams received the award during the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism at Parliament House in Brisbane...

Walkley Book Award 2013 shortlist announced 

7 November 2013

The shortlist for the 2013 Walkley Book Award has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business (James Button, MUP) Night Games (Anna Krien, Black...

Hughes-Hallet wins Samuel Johnson Prize 

6 November 2013

In the UK, author Lucy Hughes-Hallett has won the £20,000 (A$33,802) Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction for The Pike (Fourth Estate), her biography of the controversial Italian artist and nationalist...

Walkley Book Award 2013 longlist announced 

18 October 2013

The longlist for the 2013 Walkley Book Award has been announced.  The longlisted titles are: Killing Fairfax (Pamela Williams, HarperCollins) The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo (John Garnaut,...

Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 shortlist announced 

1 October 2013

In the UK, the shortlist for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction has been announced. The six shortlisted titles are: Empires of the Dead (David Crane, William Collins), The Return...

Hardie Grant launches free newspaper

28 May 2013

Hardie Grant Books has launched a free newspaper-style publication that features book extracts and author interviews, called First Pages. The first edition of First Pages was distributed to cafes in Melbourne...

Scribe to launch new media series

21 May 2013

Melbourne-based publisher Scribe will launch a new series of nonfiction books about contemporary media trends later this year. The ‘Media Chronicles’ series will launch with The New Front Page: New...

Black Inc. relaunches Nero imprint for commercial titles 

2 April 2013

Melbourne-based publisher Black Inc. has relaunched its Nero imprint for commercial titles, expanding the list to include Australian-originated nonfiction titles. The publisher has also announced that Jeanne Ryckmans has joined the...

Platt wins US$75,000 Cundill Prize in History 

4 December 2012

US author Stephen Platt has won the 2012 Cundill Prize in History at McGill University in Canada for his book Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the...