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Magda Szubanski’s Reckoning has picked up another award: this time, it’s the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Nielsen Bookdata Booksellers Choice Award. This award recognises the Australian new release that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the previous year. What wonderful recognition from the book community!
Sue Williams’s Murder With the Lot introduced us to smart, sassy Cass Tuplin—owner of the best, and only, takeaway in Rusty Bore, with a nose for a nice bit of juicy gossip and anything that might be considered suspicious behaviour. Murder With the Lot was shortlised in the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards for Best First Fiction, and now Cass is back in another irreverent and refreshing crime caper: Dead Men Don’t Order Flake. Or do they? Read on to find out in this extract from chapter one.
Alice Cottrell is Text’s rights coordinator, working the hot international rights scene to sell our books to the world, and occassionally speed-dating film producers.
Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield, Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars by Martine Murray and We Are the Rebels: The Men and Women Who Made Eureka by Clare Wright have all been shortlisted in the 2016 CBCA Awards.
The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr won the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. The Book of Whispers is an imaginative and gripping historical fantasy novel set during the first Crusade, in a world where demons are real and gaining power, and almost no one can see them. Strap yourself in for an epic mediaeval adventure!
The newest addition to the Text Classics is Herz Bergner’s Between Sky & Sea, a dark and compelling tale of a group of Jewish refugees on board a dilapidated freighter charting a course for Australia. Fleeing terrible scenes of destruction in Europe, they are bound by a deep sense of loss and the uncertainty of their fate. Arnold Zable’s introduction (extracted below) highlights the chilling parallels between Bergner’s tale and the sinking of the SIEVX off the Australian coast, giving the reader pause to reflect on the continuing plight of asylum seekers throughout history and across the globe.
Text in May. A delightful new romantic comedy by Toni Jordan. Cory Taylor’s extraordinary memoir on dying. ‘One of the most ambitious, unusual and difficult first novels in recent Australian literary history’ by Jack Cox. And so much more.
Pick your favourite and head on over to Text’s Facebook page to tell us why you would like a copy.