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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

Last Chance to Win!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Text’s monthly enewsletter by 5pm today to win one of fifty copies of The Radleys or fifty copies of The Emerald Casket.

Truth wins the Miles Franklin Award

Peter Temple’s compelling novel Truth has won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Peter is the first crime writer to win Australia’s most lauded literary award.

New Subscriber Giveaway

Subscribe to Text’s monthly enewsletter by Friday 25 June to win one of fifty copies of The Radleys or fifty copies of The Emerald Casket.

‘In Transnistria February is the coldest month of the year'—Siberian Education

It certainly feels like June is the coldest month of the year for us folk in Melbourne right now. But it’s also the month of release for Nicolai Lilin’s shocking exposé of an amazing criminal underworld.

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David Grossman to be awarded for diplomatic efforts

Text congratulates Israeli author David Grossman, who is to be awarded the 25,000-euro German Book Trade Peace Prize for his efforts at Israeli and Palestinian reconciliation.

Grossman is the author of the much-praised Read more

The Imperfectionists closes in on perfection

As if just completing a month on The New York Times Best Sellers list wasn’t enough, The Imperfectionists has now been optioned for film.

Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company, has optioned the rights.

The Prix Sorcières has landed, broomstick and all

In April this year, Bernard Beckett’s futuristic and philosophical young adult novel Genesis won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France.

Anaximander, a young Academy student, is put through a gruelling exam, the subject being her long-dead hero Adam Forde.

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