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Announcing the Winner of the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize

Tom Baragwanath has been awarded the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for his crime novel Paper Cage.

Peter Singer awarded $1 million Berggruen Prize

Text is delighted to announce that distinguished philosopher and author Peter Singer has been awarded the $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.

September New Books and Giveaway

Congratulations, you’ve made it to September! Time to treat yourself to a good book...

Interview with Karen Jennings

We are delighted to bring you an interview with Booker-longlisted author Karen Jennings...

August New Books and Giveaway

The days might be getting longer, but there are still plenty of cosy winter nights left, so pop the kettle on, wrap up in your favourite blanket and settle down for a few hours with one of our great August new releases...

Announcing the winner of the 2021 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

Alice Boyle has been selected as the winner of the $10,000 Text Prize for her YA novel Dancing Barefoot. Two writers, Ellie Casey and Emilie Morscheck, were chosen as recipients of the Steph Bowe Mentorship...

2022 Michael Gifkins Prize Open for Submissions

Text Publishing and the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are thrilled to announce entries for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open...

Congratulations to Amanda Lohrey, winner of the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Tasmanian author Amanda Lohrey has won the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her seventh novel, The Labyrinth...

President Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father to be released in a Young Adult edition

President Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father to be released in a Young Adult edition 5 October 2021...

Announcing the shortlist for the 2021 Text Prize for young adult and children’s writing

Seven manuscripts have been shortlisted for the 2021 $10,000 Text Prize. The recipient of the Steph Bowe Mentorship will also be chosen from the shortlist, and both will be announced on 29 July...


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