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Submissions for the 2018 Text Prize Open Soon

Mark 3 January 2018 in your calendars, writers of Australia and New Zealand, because that’s the date entries open for the $10,000 Annual Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing.

Submissions open 3 January and close 2 February, 2018. 

The Text Prize aims to discover great new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers.  

Text’s 2017 Staff Picks Are Here to Save Christmas

Too many Best Ofs cluttering your inbox? We know, we know: they’re everywhere. 

Well, delete all the others and have a look at what your loyal Texters have been reading and enjoying this year.

Judging Panels Announced for 2018 Inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize

The NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ INC) Te Puni Kaitahu O Aotearoa and Melbourne-based Text Publishing are pleased to announce the judging panels for the 2018 inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize.

Kate Cole-Adams and Sarah Krasnostein Shortlisted for Vic Prem’s Literary Award for Non-fiction

Text is pleased to announce that Anaesthesia Kate Cole-Adams and The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein have been shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction.

Melanie Cheng and Michael Sala Shortlisted for Vic Prem’s Literary Award for Fiction

Text is pleased to announce that Australia Day by Melanie Cheng and The Restorer by Michael Sala have been shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction.

Quicksilver by Nicolas Rothwell has won the PM’s Lit Award for Non-Fiction!

Quicksilver by Nicholas Rothwell has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.  

Helen Garner wins a 2017 Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism

Helen Garner has won a 2017 Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism for feature writing (longform) for her piece ‘Why She Broke: The Woman, her Children and the Lake’, which originally featured in The Monthly and also appears in her latest collection from Text Publishing, True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction

My Dad Dun a Review! Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher

And Text milks another family member for cold, hard, free publicity. 

This time our trusty reviewer is Mr John Menzies, father of digital manager, Allison Menzies.

On with the review! 

Text’s December Books and Monthly Giveaway

December is nigh! 

With new books and giveaways! 

Read on for seasonal cheer and carolling.

Anaesthesia and Brett Whiteley win at the Waverley Council Nib Literary Awards

Text is thrilled to announce authors Kate Cole-Adams and Ashleigh Wilson were award winners at the Waverley Council Nib Literary Awards on Wednesday night.


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