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Win a double pass to see WAKE IN FRIGHT

The brilliant film adaptation of Kenneth Cook’s classic Australian novel Wake in Fright, is currently screening on limited release around the country.

Debut novel by Australian talent snapped up by Picador in the UK

We were thrilled to accept a recent offer from Picador in the UK for Kirsten Reed’s The Ice Age, which we are publishing in July. We’re sure this will be the first of many territories to embrace this exciting new author, as word spreads about Kirsten Reed.

Karin Alvtegen on Dagger shortlist

The latest novel by Sweden’s queen of crime, Karin Alvtegen, is on the shortlist for the UK Crimewriters Association’s prestigious International Dagger Award. Published by Text in Australia and New Zealand this March, Read more

Wake in Fright: the book, the film

The long-lost 1971 feature film adaptation of Kenneth Cook’s Wake in Fright, starring Chips Rafferty in his last role and Jack Thompson in his first, has just screened at Cannes as part of a series called Cannes Classics. We have reissued Read more

The Women in Black on the big screen

Many years ago, acclaimed film director Bruce Beresford bought film rights to Madeleine St John’s delightful novel, The Women in Black.

Australian Book Industry Awards shortlists

It’s ABIA time again! And we are very proud to see both The Spare Room and The Lieutenant on the shortlist for Best Literary Fiction Book. Kate Grenville won this category in 2006 for her last novel, The Secret River. Helen Garner has collected a swag of prizes already.

Genesis in the running for the Guardian children’s fiction prize

Bernard Beckett’s gripping young adult novel Genesis has been longlisted for the Guardian children’s fiction prize. Published by Quercus Books in the UK, Genesis is the first of the New Zealand author’s novels to be published overseas.

Dyer wins comic fiction award

Geoff Dyer’s latest book, Jeff In Venice, Death In Varanasi, was awarded the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction, at the Guardian Hay festival last Friday.

The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

It’s on again! After the great success of the inaugural Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, which unearthed Richard Newsome’s stunning adventure novel The Billionaire’s Curse, entries are now open for the 2009 Prize.

Miles Frankin 2009 shortlist announced

Text congratulates Murray Bail on making the shortlist for the very prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award, with his latest novel The Pages. Murray won the 1999 Miles Franklin, and also the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, for his previous novel, Eucalyptus.

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