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Change We Can Believe In

Text Publishing is delighted to announce that it has signed a third Barack Obama book, Change We Can Believe In.

Text and Canongate authors on Impac longlist 2009

The longlist for the 2009 International Impac Dublin Literary Award has been released. This is the largest and most international prize of its kind. Libraries from all over the world can nominate books written in any language.

Peter Temple shortlisted for Martin Beck Award

Peter Temple has been shortlisted for the Swedish Crime Writers Academy’s 2008 Martin Beck Award, for his multi-award-winning novel The Broken Shore.

Barack Obama: Author, Senator, PRESIDENT!

It may not be official, but it is real. As we listen online to McCain conceding, it dawns on us that this epic campaign is finally, almost unbelievably, over. Barack Obama is the new President of the United States.

Hallelujah! Text to publish Leonard Cohen novels

Coinciding with the announcement that Leonard Cohen is to tour Australia in January 2009, TextPublishing is delighted to reveal that it will publish for the first time in Australia two of Cohen’sclassic novels, Beautiful Losers and The Favourite Game.

Coetzee longlisted for Australia’s richest literary prize

The longlist for the Australia-Asia Literary Award was announced on 17 October by Western Australia Culture and Arts Minister John Day.

Frankfurt International Book Fair

The 60th annual Frankfurter Buchmesse is on! This giant of trade fairs draws publishers and media organisations from around the world each year to buy and sell the latest hot intellectual property.

New Nick Cave novel in 2009

Here at Text we are all very excited to have secured the ANZ rights to a new novel by music legend and revered story-teller Nick Cave. The Death of Bunny Munro is his first novel since And the Ass Saw the Angel was published to great acclaim in 1989. We will publish in late 2009.

Thrice cursed - more books from YA Prize-winner Richard Newsome

Last month we reported that the winner of our inaugural Young Adult Prize for 2008 was The Billionaire’s Curse by Richard Newsome. We are so in love with this manuscript and this author that we’ve signed two follow-up books, to come at the end of 2009 and the end of 2010.

Galloway on Giller Prize longlist

Canadian author Steven Galloway has made the longlist of the prestigious Giller Prize, for his highly acclaimed novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo. You can see the longlist here. The shortlist (of five) will be announced on 7 Oct, the winner on 11 Nov.

Congratulations, Steven.


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