1700 Dymocks members vote for favourite children’s book of all time

More than 1700 Dymocks Booklovers members have voted for their favourite children’s book of all time, with 13 Australian titles making the top 51. The ‘Treehouse’ series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan) is the highest placed local entry in fourth spot, behind the ‘Harry Potter’ series (J K Rowling, Bloomsbury) in first spot, The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle, Penguin) in second Read more...

ACT Book of the Year 2015 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2015 ACT Book of the Year has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Snow Kimono (Mark Henshaw, Text) Into the Heart of the Himalayas (Jono Lineen, Victory Books) Here Come the Dogs (Omar Musa, Hamish Read more...

I suspect this is the heyday of [writers’] festivals, and they will, in fact, evolve into something else

- Bendigo Writers Festival director Rosemary Sorensen responds to author Luke Carmen’s critique of writers’ festivals

Overland Story Wine Prize 2015 winners announced

The winners of Overland’s Story Wine Prize 2015 have been announced. Melissa Manning received the $4000 first prize for her story ‘Woodsmoke’, which will be published in the  Read more...

Two thirds of Australian rights managers and literary agents report income growth, according to survey

The rights market has taken a positive turn over the past year, according to Books+Publishing’s annual survey of Australian literary agents and rights managers, published in  Read more...

Queensland Literary Awards 2015 winners announced

The winners of this year’s Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) were announced at a ceremony at the State Library of Queensland on 9 October. The winners in each  Read more...

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