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Leon Davidson and Maurice Gee Finalists in the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards

Congratulations to Leon Davidson and Maurice Gee, who are both finalists in the 2011 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards!

Leon Davidson’s fantastic history of the Anzacs on the Western Front, Read more

Friday Book Club - 18 Feb 2011

To celebrate the news of a feature film of the book in the works, this week’s Friday Book Club pick is Peter Temple’s multi-award-winning novel, Truth.

Yannick Haenel on ABC and SBS radio

Yannick Haenel, author of The Messenger, is en route to Italy now after his visit to Melbourne. If you missed his events at the Wheeler Centre and Read more

Friday Book Club - 11 Feb 2011

It’s been a long, wet week in Melbourne, so for this week’s Friday Book Club we’re recommending bright and intelligent romantic comedy at its very best: Toni Jordan’s Fall Girl.

Lloyd Jones and Stephen Daisley on the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize regional shortlist 2011

The Commonwealth Writers' Prize, a prestigious award celebrating groundbreaking works from both new and established authors, has recognised recent releases by Lloyd Jones and Stephen Daisley on its regional shortlists for Best Book and Best First Book for 2011.

Lloyd Jones' Read more

Julian Assange Speaks

More than 1,000 people came to hear Julian Assange and others speak about WikiLeaks and freedom of speech at Federation Square last Friday. If you missed out, you can watch a full recording below (skip to 26:00 to see Assange’s very powerful message):

Julian Assange’s Read more

Friday Book Club

This week on the Friday Book Club we’ve wandered beneath our library’s gothic arches and trailed our fingers along its dusty shelves to choose The Gargoyle.

Text Publishing ebooks now available from Readings

Today has seen an important development for ebook retailing in Australia. Independent bookstore Readings has launched the first eBookshop stocked exclusively with locally published titles. In collaboration with local software developer Inventive Labs and Read more

THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING collects another award

Did you know snails shoot Cupid’s arrows at their mates? These love darts, made of calcium carbonate, are thought to help the longevity of the sperm.

This is just one of the interesting snail facts you will find in Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s enchanting book Read more

Friday Book Club

Each week on the Friday Book Club we swing open the grand oak doors to the Text Publishing library and pick a book we think will be great for your book club.

This week we’re unleashing Dog Boy by Eva Hornung.


Alpha Reader

ANZ LitLovers

Bite the Book

The Conversation

Culture Mulcher

Diva Booknerd

Inside a Dog

Kids’ Book Review


Literary Minded

Meanjin Blog

Reading Tree


Scribe News

Speculating on SpecFic

The Wheeler Centre

Whispering Gums