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Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas Gift Ideas

What are your loved ones getting for Christmas?  


Here are some bookish ideas from the Texters.

Don’t Miss the Comma Queen
Don’t Miss the Comma Queen

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding the New Yorker’s grand traditions of grammar and usage.  


Now she brings her vast experience and sharpened pencil to Australia for events in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.   


Don’t miss your chance to meet the author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, the most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

Elizabeth Harrower Wins the 2015 Voss Prize
Elizabeth Harrower Wins the 2015 Voss Prize

Congratulations to Elizabeth Harrower, whose book In Certain Circles has won the Voss Literary Prize for the best Australian novel written in 2014. The prize is judged by Australian University Heads of English, the peak body for the study of English at Australian universities.


This is brilliant recognition for an author whose work almost disappeared from our literary landscape, and particularly for this novel—In Certain Circles was withdrawn from publication in the 1970s and languished in the depths of the National Library’s archives for more than forty years before Text’s publisher, Michael Heyward, was granted permission to read it.

A Dog Named Jimmy
A Dog Named Jimmy

A Dog Named Jimmy features more than 100 charming and cheeky images of the world’s favourite bull terrier, Jimmy Choo.  


During the summer of 2014, Jimmy went viral on the internet, when his owner, Brazilian visual artist Rafael Mantesso, started posting images of Jimmy in various poses and costumes, often with quirky line illustrations as backdrops. 


You can see some of the images here.