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Truth wins the Miles Franklin Award

Peter Temple’s compelling novel Truth has won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Peter is the first crime writer to win Australia’s most lauded literary award.

New Subscriber Giveaway

Subscribe to Text’s monthly enewsletter by Friday 25 June to win one of fifty copies of The Radleys or fifty copies of The Emerald Casket.

‘In Transnistria February is the coldest month of the year'—Siberian Education

It certainly feels like June is the coldest month of the year for us folk in Melbourne right now. But it’s also the month of release for Nicolai Lilin’s shocking exposé of an amazing criminal underworld.

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David Grossman to be awarded for diplomatic efforts

Text congratulates Israeli author David Grossman, who is to be awarded the 25,000-euro German Book Trade Peace Prize for his efforts at Israeli and Palestinian reconciliation.

Grossman is the author of the much-praised Read more

The Imperfectionists closes in on perfection

As if just completing a month on The New York Times Best Sellers list wasn’t enough, The Imperfectionists has now been optioned for film.

Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company, has optioned the rights.

The Prix Sorcières has landed, broomstick and all

In April this year, Bernard Beckett’s futuristic and philosophical young adult novel Genesis won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France.

Anaximander, a young Academy student, is put through a gruelling exam, the subject being her long-dead hero Adam Forde.

Another gong for Truth

Peter Temple’s brilliant novel Truth continues to accumulate accolades. This time it has been shortlisted for the Nielsen BookData Bookseller’s Choice Award.

Australian Book Industry Awards 2010—Shortlists Announced

The ABIA has unfurled its yearly shortlists and, quite frankly, we’re catching our breath here at Text.

A stellar year of publishing has resulted in stellar representation across a whole host of categories.

The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing—two weeks to go

Time is running out to get your entries in for the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. Submissions close on Friday 4 June so get busy tidying those manuscripts and give us a chance to uncover your genius.

Arise Sir John

Award-winning author, J.M. Coetzee has been knighted in the Order of the Dutch Lion by The Royal Civilian Order of the Netherlands

The two-times Booker winner and Nobel laureate has been recognised for his immense body of work, which includes such outstanding books as Read more


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