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A toast to ADDITION film rights

In August we were very excited to announce that film rights to Toni Jordan’s Addition had been sold. The rights have been acquired by Cristina Pozzan of Buon Giorno Productions and Bruna Papandrea.

Text titles among the best books of 2010

We’re proud to report that Peter Temple’s Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning Truth has been listed among the best books of 2010 in four UK newspapers: the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent and Metro. The Guardian also cited Lloyd Jones’s Read more

A class set of THE UNIDENTIFIED won at VATE

This week saw the jubilee conference for the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. Text went along to gain invaluable face-to-face time with teachers, and also ran a competition to give away a class set of The Unidentified by Rae Mariz.

Signed HAND ME DOWN WORLD hardcovers

What better Christmas present could you give the literature lover in your family, than a signed first edition hardback from a Booker-shortlisted author?

While Lloyd Jones was in Australia ten days ago he signed a small number of first edition hardbacks of his brilliant new novel Read more

The Chaser Annual 2010 newsletter competition

Thank you to everyone who entered our newsletter competition to win Chaser gift packs. Each pack contains The Chaser Annual 2010 and ‘YES WE CANberra’ DVD (total value $44.90).

Find out what’s hot in 2011

Get the heads up on great books to look out for next year: Text’s January to June 2011 catalogue is available now. We’ve got startlingly good debut Aussie fiction, smoking werewolves and the return of a lost classic.

The Life You Can Save inspires a life saver

Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save has inspired a Melbourne woman to embark on an epic journey to raise money for poverty-stricken children across the globe.

Sydney Writers’ Festival announces School Days sessions

Sydney Writers' Festival has released details for next year’s School Days—an opportunity for teachers and students to directly engage with a great line-up of children’s and young adult authors.

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award longlist announced

The longlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has just been announced. Books in the running for 100,000 award have been nominated by librarians based in capital and major cities throughout the world.

DOG BOY wins at the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Huge congratulations to Eva Hornung, who has won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction for her novel Dog Boy.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for the Arts Simon Crean announced the four award winners in a ceremony in Melbourne this morning.


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