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Craig resigns as Picador publisher 

2 March 2016

Alex Craig has resigned from Pan Macmillan after 12 years with the company, including the past five years as publisher of its Picador imprint. Craig will pursue her own creative...

An Isolated Incident (Emily Maguire, Picador) 

24 February 2016

There has been a proliferation of pretty-dead-girl thrillers in the past few years and it shows no sign of letting up. But don’t let the trend fool you into thinking...

Picador to launch Modern Classics 

4 November 2013

In the US, Macmillan imprint Picador is launching a Modern Classics list, beginning with the 25th-anniversary edition of Jonathan Franzen’s first novel The Twenty-Seventh City in November, reports Publishers Weekly....

Kent on Waterstones Eleven list

15 January 2013

Australian author Hannah Kent has made the Waterstones Eleven list of ‘most promising fiction debuts’ for 2013 for her novel Burial Rites, which will be published by Picador in Australia...

‘Berlin Syndrome’ wins 2012 Kathleen Mitchell Award

14 June 2012

Berlin Syndrome by Melanie Joosten (Scribe) has won the 2012 Kathleen Mitchell Award. The biennial award for young Australian authors was established in 1996 through the will of Kathleen Adele Mitchell and is...

Fishing for Tigers (Emily Maguire, Picador) 

13 June 2012

Fishing for Tigers is Emily Maguire’s fourth novel, and a departure from the darkness of the most recent Smoke in the Room. Maguire’s exploration of unconventional relationships—her critically acclaimed first...

Scott named Western Australian of the Year 

5 June 2012

Author Kim Scott was named the inaugural Western Australian of the Year at a ceremony on 2 June. Scott also received the Indigenous award and was a finalist for the...

Picador relaunches its ‘greatest novels’ 

17 January 2012

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Pan Macmillan imprint Picador is re-issuing 12 of its ‘greatest novels’ in March. This one-off list, which is being spearheaded by Picador UK, draws on...

In Brief 

10 January 2012

Eligibility criteria for OzCo publishing grants now onlineEligibility criteria and application details for publishing grants from the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts are now available online...

Kinsella withdraws from T S Eliot prize 

12 December 2011

Australian poet John Kinsella has withdrawn from the 2011 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry because of ethical concerns about award sponsor Aurum Funds, reports the Bookseller. Kinsella, shortlisted for...

Kinsella shortlisted for T S Eliot Prize 

21 November 2011

Australian poet John Kinsella has been shortlisted for the 2011 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry. Kinsella's Armour (Picador) is one of 10 collections shortlisted for the £15,000 (approximately A$23,700)...

In Brief 

24 October 2011

Screen Australia funding for book adaptationsScreen Australia has approved funding for the development of a number of feature films based on Australian books in its latest funding round. Screen Australia...

‘That Deadman Dance’ wins ALS Gold Medal 

5 July 2011

That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (Picador) has won this year's Australian Literary Society Gold Medal.Scott received the medal this evening at the opening of the Annual Conference of the...