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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.

Griffith REVIEW Father’s Day gift ideas

Stuck for gift ideas for Father’s Day? Griffith REVIEW has two options that are sure to please the thinking dad this year:

For the serious father who considers the big issues, the Thinking Man’s 4-pack includes recent timely editions featuring essays shortlisted for major prizes.

Awards news from Western Australia

The WA Government has announced the 2008 and 2009 shortlists for the revamped Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. We were thrilled to be notified that three Text titles had been chosen on the shortlists.

The 2008 shortlist features Kate Grenville’s Read more

Your chance to meet Jessica Rudd

Jessica Rudd’s debut novel, Campaign Ruby, has been grabbing its share of the limelight during this election campaign. Already having appeared on programs such as Sunrise, Mornings with Kerri-Anne and ABC’s Read more

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