KYD Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorships announced

Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has announced the recipients of the KYD Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorships (CAIJM). Daniel Burdon, Alexandra Potter and Royce Kurmelovs will each receive a cash prize of $2500 and a mentorship with author Gideon Haigh to produce a long-form investigative article ranging from 12,000 to 15,000 words. The pieces will be published in extract form in Kill Your Read more...

Penguin Australia to publish new Toltz novel in 2015

Penguin Australia has acquired Quicksand, the second novel by Steve Toltz, whose debut A Fraction of the Whole was published by Penguin in 2008. A Fraction of the Whole was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. The new novel Quicksand is ‘a comedy about calamity’, according Read more...
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- Brett Osmond announces Penguin Random House Australia’s inaugural National Book Bloggers Forum

Penguin Random House to hold ‘National Book Bloggers Forum’

Penguin Random House Australia has announced it will hold a ‘National Book Bloggers Forum’ in Sydney on 20 May during the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Random House Australia  Read more...

Blinky Bill film receives development funding

Screen Australia has announced development funding for the CGI-animated film Blinky Bill based on the children’s book series by Dorothy Wall, which was published by Angus & Robertson in the 1930s. Due for  Read more...
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‘In this constantly-evolving media landscape, readers now get their information from many different platforms and as part of this we recognise that blogs are an increasingly  Read more...

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Publications Manager, MONA—Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart   MONA is seeking an experienced and professional Publications Manager to join our team. The role requires a significant amount of author management, as well as working closely with in-house curators and designers, marketing and publicity, as well

The Fault in Our Stars, John Green, Penguin

I Quit Sugar for Life, Sarah Wilson, Macmillan

Divergent (Adult Edition), Veronica Roth, HarperCollins