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Not only has Yann Martel released a wonderful new novel this month, he has also written a thoughtful and astute introduction to the new Text Classics edition of Eva Hornung’s Dog Boy. An arresting and evocative tale of an abandoned child, Dog Boy won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction. The Text Classics edition will be available on 24 February 2016. Read Martel’s introduction below.
There has never been—or will ever be again—a real-life story of terror, bravery and friendship that compares with it. The book is extraordinary in its detail and pace: we readers feel like we’re there, watching in horror and awe as this real-life action story unfolds, minute by minute, right in front of us.
We are thrilled to be publishing The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery in March. The Elegance of the Hedgehog sold more than six million copies worldwide and was described by Le Figaro as ‘the publishing phenomenon of the decade’. The Life of Elves is another moving and enchanting novel about art, nature, dreams and how imagination can help us build a better future. Fans will not be disappointed. Below is the opening chapter of The Life of Elves, which will be in bookshops on 24 February.
On the eve (almost) of the 2016 Text Prize we couldn’t think of anyone better to ask about entering and winning than three authors who’ve been there, done that. So, without further ado, read on for words of wisdom from winners A. J. Betts and David Burton and shortlistee Meg Caddy, whose debut novel Waer is out next month.
New books in translation, mind over matter, Australian classics old and new, and brilliant new kids fiction.
We’re giving away a copy of each of our new books in February!
Have you ever written a love letter or wanted to write one? There’s never been a better time. Enter our February love-letter competition for the chance to win a romantic dinner to the value of $300 at a restaurant of your choice!
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