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Text Publishing Young Adult prize - shortlist

We were overwhelmed to receive 300 submissions to the Text Young Adult Prize. Clearly there are many writers at work whose voices are not being heard.

Changing book import rules will hurt Australian writers

An edited version of this article by Text Publisher Michael Heyward
appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 9 August.

The Rudd government is about to ask the Productivity Commission to investigate the import rules for books. We have had this debate many times.

The Gargoyle a New York Times bestseller

The Gargoyle, by first-time Canadian author Andrew Davidson, is set to be the blockbuster of the year. Due for release in Australia on 1 September, it has debuted in the US on the New York Times bestseller list.

Ned Kelly Award shortlist announced

The Crime Writers Association has announced the shortlist for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for crime writing. We are very pleased to announce that Sucked In, Shane Maloney’s sixth Murray Whelan novel, has made the cut.

Text Publishing Young Adult prize

Entries have now closed for the inaugural Text Publishing Young Adult Prize.
Thank you to the many, many authors who submitted their manuscripts. We are very excited by the response we have had, and the judges will soon begin their assessments.

Cotterill in running for Dagger

Colin Cotterill’s unique and charming crime novel set in Laos, The Coroner’s Lunch, is shortlisted for this year’s ‘Gold Dagger’. With prize money of 20,000, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (to use its proper name) is the world’s most prestigious and lucrative crime writing prize.

Richard and Judy recommend Text books

In June we were absolutely rapt to learn that Richard & Judy had selected two Text novels as Great Summer Reads, on their top-rating daytime television program in the UK.

Richard and Judy recommend Text books

In June we were absolutely rapt to learn that Richard & Judy had selected two Text novels as Great Summer Reads, on their top-rating daytime television program in the UK.

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