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Announcement of the Melbourne Writers Festival line-up

The Melbourne Writers Festival has just announced this year’s program and it is chock full of people to see and events to attend. Text Publishing has a whopping 28 international and local authors contributing to sessions this year, far too many to list here so visit the Read more

Crime & Justice Festival opens tonight and Text authors have their fingerprints all over it

The third annual Crime & Justice Festival begins tonight at Melbourne’s stunning Abbotsford Convent. Brought to you by the wonderful team at Read more

2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards—Shortlists announced

Minister for the Arts Peter Garrett announced the four shortlists for the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards at Readings Carlton today.

The team at Text would like to extend a huge congratulations to two of our authors whose books made the lists.

Eva Hornung’s fabulous Read more

Brabazon in town to talk all things Mercenary

We were extremely lucky yesterday to be visited by the charismatic James Brabazon, UK author of My Friend the Mercenary. James is in Melbourne to promote his chilling first-hand account of the failed 2004 coup in Equatorial Guinea.

Capital by Kristin Otto recognised for production excellence

Every book we publish at Text is a work conceived with much love and there is always excitement when copies of a new title arrive in-house.

Text Prize winner announced

Congratulations to Jane Higgins, winner of the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, for her apocalyptic action novel The Bridge.

Truth gathers another gong—ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations goes out to Peter Temple for scooping up another award for his outstanding novel Truth. This time he has pocketed the ABIAs General Fiction Book of the Year.

When You Reach Me goes to Hollywood

Amber Entertainment has bought film rights to Rebecca Stead’s enthralling novel When You Reach Me, winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal.

Text Prize shortlist announced

After weeks of reading, discussing and reading some more, we have chosen a shortlist of five contenders for the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing.

Temple-mania continues

You can hardly have missed the news that Peter Temple’s Truth won Australia’s greatest literary award, the Miles Franklin, this week.

You can download Truth as an e-book from selected e-retailers today, with Temple’s full backlist soon to follow, including Read more

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