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The Rules of Backyard Cricket nominated for an Edgar Award
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The Rules of Backyard Cricket nominated for an Edgar Award

Text is thrilled that Jock Serong’s brilliant literary thriller, The Rules of Backyard Cricket has been shortlisted in the Best Paperback Original category for the 2018 Edgar Allen Poe Awards.

Each spring (or autumn, depending on your hemisphere), Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. 

The Hilarious Philosophy of Death
The Hilarious Philosophy of Death

Q. Why are there almost as many jokes about death as there are about sex?
A. Because they both scare the pants off us. 

Featuring Freud! Groucho Marx! Socrates! Lily Tomlin! Kierkegaard! Buddha! New Yorker cartoonists! Zombies! And of course, Heidegger! As hilarious as it is enlightening, Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates is a must-read for anyone and everyone who ever expects to die.


Read an extract from this fearless and brilliant book...

When Should You Read This?
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When Should You Read This?

When do we feel happiest during the day?  When should we quit that job? When should you go on holiday? Have you ever wondered these things? Daniel H. Pink has.

We’ve collected some fascinating facts from his latest book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, a thought-provoking and motivational book that will help you lead a richer and more engaged life.

Entries for the 2018 Text Prize are now open!
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Entries for the 2018 Text Prize are now open!

Submissions for the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing are now open!


You have until Friday 2 February to send in your unpublished manuscript. No hesitations, no second-thoughts: send it to us! The winner receives a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties. 

Read on for details.

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