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Ron Rash wins the prestigious Frank O'Connor Short Story Award.

Ron Rash, author of Serena, has been awarded the 35,000 Frank O'Connor Short Story Award for his collection Burning Bright. Named after the acclaimed short story writer and Cork resident, the award is the richest short story prize in the world.

Liao Yiwu, author of The Corpse Walker, finally free to travel

After a remarkable 14 applications for an exit visa over three years, Chinese author Liao Yiwu has finally been allowed to travel outside his homeland. He boarded a plane yesterday morning to attend literary festivals in Berlin and Hamburg.

A Friday Feast of Talking Books

Some of our most popular recent titles have been converted into audio books so you can enjoy these stories hands and eyes free. Beatrice and Virgil, The Pacific, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ and Read more

Wyatt wins a Ned Kelly

Congratulations to Garry Disher, whose novel Wyatt is this year’s winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction.

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

The shortlists for the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were announced at the Wheeler Centre yesterday.

Described by the judges as ‘savage, lyrical and tender,’ Truth by Peter Temple has been shortlisted for the $30,000 Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction.

The Inkys longlist has been announced

The Centre for Youth Literature has just announced the longlist for the 2010 Inkys. The Inkys are awards for teenage literature voted for by readers.

The winners are in for the Nick Cave newsletter giveaway

Thanks to everyone who responded to the newsletter giveaway for the chance to win a Nick Cave prize pack. We had ten packs, each containing Nick’s new album Grinderman 2 and the audio book of The Death of Bunny Munro, to give away and we were overwhelmed by the number of entries.

An amazing month for literary festivals

The Melbourne Writers Festival has already begun and this year includes a stellar line-up of Text authors. With over 30 authors appearing (you can see the full list here) you are sure to be able to see some of your favourites. Visit the Read more

Addition to hit the big screen

Text Publishing is pleased to announce that Buon Giorno Productions and Bruna Papandrea have acquired the film rights in Toni Jordan’s novel Addition.

Cristina Pozzan of Buon Giorno Productions and Bruna Papandrea will co-produce the film.

Follow Wildgirl and Wolfboy into Shyness

Twelve months ago Leanne Hall drew the team at Text into the dark city of Shyness, when she won the 2009 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing with her novel This Is Shyness. Now it’s out and you too can follow Wolfboy and Wildgirl into the eternal night.

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