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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN newsletter giveaway

In this month’s Text Publishing e-newsletter giveaway we had 10 double passes to ‘Let Me In’ up for grabs. This is the US film adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s chilling vampire novel Let The Right One In.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN reincarnated on the big screen

Already much loved as a cult Swedish film, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s genre-busting vampire novel Let the Right One In has now been made over in the US. Directed by ‘Cloverfield’’s Matt Reeves, this chilling horror story has been reincarnated as ‘Read more

The Inkys Shortlist announced

The Centre for Youth Literature has now announced the shortlists for the Gold (Australian) and the Silver (International) Inkys. Voting is now open for readers aged between 12 and 20.

We’re thrilled that Will Grayson, Will Grayson has been shortlisted for the Silver Inky.

Friday Funday Giveaway

Here On Earth is Tim Flannery’s first major work since The Weather Makers, the book that energised the climate debate in this country.

Truth wins at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Last night saw the announcement of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, hosted by the incomparable Casey Bennetto. Peter Temple’s masterpiece Truth triumphed in the fiction category, taking out the $30,000 Vance Palmer Prize.

October newsletter subscriber giveaway

Thank you to all those who entered our monthly newsletter subscriber giveaway. This month we asked you to email us the title of Jerry Della Femina’s colourful memoir. The response was fantastic, and the correct answer is, of course, Read more

Fresh Fiction for the Classroom and Library

Teachers and Librarians are invited to participate in an innovative PD evening featuring YA literature specialist Pam Macintyre and teacher Lisa McNeice along with authors Kate Grenville, Steph Bowe, Leanne Hall, Lia Hills and Tim Pegler.

The Colin Roderick Award shortlist

Congratulations to Michael Cathcart, whose outstanding history of Australia’s relationship with water, The Water Dreamers, has been shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award.

The Colin Roderick Award was founded in 1967 by the Read more

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.

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