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Announcing the shortlist for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are excited to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel.

June new books and giveaway

‘Three Novels and a Criticism’ might not be the title of a memorable Richard Curtis movie but it’s an uncanny description of our June new releases. Read on for more...

Kate Jennings (1948–2021)

‘Her interest in the world, and literature, and her capacity for friendship, were extraordinary.’

— Margaret Connolly, agent

All of us at Text are saddened by the news that Kate Jennings has passed away at the age of seventy-two.

May New Books and Giveaway

The days might be getting shorter but there’s always time to read a good book. This month we’ve got eight of the best...

2021 Boundless Indigenous Writers Mentorship Winner

Torres Strait Islander storyteller Lenora Thaker has won the 2021 Boundless Mentorship for a work of historical fiction inspired by the life of her Indigenous grandmother.

The Common Room: Stranger Care

We’re delighted to announce that this May in the Common Room we’ll be reading Stranger Care by Sarah Sentilles. This is a memoir like no other. 

April New Books and Giveaway

From award-winning authors to fresh new voices, beloved classics to debut novels, we’ve got something for everyone this month...

The 2021 Text Prize is now open!

Call for entries for the $10,000 Text Prize.

March New Books and Giveaway

It’s autumn, and that can mean only one thing: it’s time to march (see what we did there?) straight to your local bookshop and avail yourself of one of our brilliant new releases.

Announcing the Steph Bowe Mentorship for Young Writers

Text Publishing is thrilled to announce the introduction of the Steph Bowe Mentorship for Young Writers, an initiative designed to nurture and encourage an exciting new Australian middle grade or young adult writer writer under the age of 25. 


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