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The Colin Roderick Award announced

Michael Cathcart has won the Colin Roderick Award for his book The Water Dreamers. The award was announced last night in Townsville.

Winner announced in the FIVE PARTS DEAD education newsletter competition

Text’s October education e-newsletter highlighted, among other great titles and events, Tim Pegler’s latest novel, Five Parts Dead. It tells the story of sixteen-year-old Dan who is injured and traumatised by a car accident that has left three of his mates dead.

Professor Tim Flannery wins Joseph Leidy Award

Professor Tim Flannery has become the first Australian to be awarded the Academy of Natural Sciences' Joseph Leidy Award. Established in 1923, the award recognises excellence in publications, explorations, discoveries or research in the natural sciences.

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.


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