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Beatrice and Virgil is coming—only seven more sleeps

After eight years, there are now only seven sleeps to go until the release of Beatrice and Virgil, Yann Martel’s follow up to his much-loved, Booker-winning novel, Life of Pi.

A rapper revealed—Dizzee Rascal to tell all

We are delighted to be releasing The Dizzee Rascal Story in December this year.

Dizzee Rascal is widely regarded as one of the biggest music stars of the decade.

The Australian Ugliness—50 years on and still going strong

Robin Boyd’s classic book on Australian architecture and design, The Australian Ugliness, has been re-issued this month to coincide with its 50 year anniversary and has made an immediate impact. It featured strongly in the Read more

Helen Garner in conversation with Jennifer Byrne at the Wheeler Centre

If you couldn’t make it to Helen's recent event at the Wheeler Centre, visit here to see Helen discuss her world of writing with Jennifer Byrne.

Congratulations Peter Temple!

It is great to see Peter Temple’s fantastic novel Truth has been longlisted for this year’s Miles Franklin.

Truth is a novel about a man, a family, a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honour and deceit.

And it is about truth.

Congratulations M.J. Hyland!

This is How, M.J Hyland’s mesmerising portrait of a man whose unease in the world leads to his tragic undoing has been longlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction.

The shortlist will be announced on 20 April 2010.

The winner will be announced on 9 June 2010.

Geoff Dyer woos them at the Adelaide Writers’ Week

Geoff Dyer was one of many Text authors to star at the Adelaide Writers' Week recently. You can see him in conversation with J. M. Coetzee Read more

The Life You Can Save making a difference

Sales of the trade paperback of Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save have contributed just under $10,000 to The Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund. This fund supports the great work being done at The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, co-founded by Dr Catherine Hamlin AC.

Congratulations to Lia Hills!

The shortlists for the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards have been announced and we are extremely pleased to see The Beginner’s Guide to Living, Lia Hills' wonderful, philosophical debut novel, is shortlisted in the Young Adult Fiction Category.

‘Lia Hills is a strong new voice.

There’s lots happening on the international rights front at Text…

John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Harbour, the third of his books to be translated into English, has been bought by Quercus in the UK. Both Text and Quercus are excited about publishing this new book in October, ahead of the release of the US film adaptation of Read more


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