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Hachette acquires VPLA winner in ‘competitive’ auction

17 July 2019

Hachette has acquired ANZ rights to Victorian Premier’s unpublished manuscript prize-winner Kokomo by Victoria Hannan in a two-book deal. Hachette head of literary Robert Watkins acquired rights from Pippa Masson...

Affirm acquires VPLA-shortlisted short-story collection

8 March 2019

Affirm Press has acquired world rights to the debut short-story collection by Victorian author Wayne Marshall, which was a runner-up in the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in the unpublished manuscript category. The...

Vic Prem’s Awards to be presented in January 2014 

24 June 2013

The 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards will be presented in early 2014 instead of September this year. In previous years, the awards have been presented in the second half of the year,...

2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists announced

9 August 2012

The shortlists for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles—collectively known as 'the Premier's 21'—are: Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction ($25,000) Foal’s Bread (Gillian Mears,...