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Shelf Awareness interviews Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead

Fresh from winning the coveted Newbery Medal for outstanding children’s literature, Rebecca Stead spoke to the folks at Shelf Awareness (‘daily enlightenment for the book trade’) about the prize, her book, and about time travel.

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is in all Read more

Text young adult and children’s books, resources for teachers, and more…

Text Publishing has a great line-up of young adult & children’s literature in 2010, including new books from established authors such as Leon Davidson, Maurice Gee, Richard Newsome and Tim Pegler. Newer to Australian readers are novels from the fantastic US authors Read more

Zero Hour is approaching

We are counting down the days to Zero Hour—Leon Davidson’s new book about the First World War, due for release on 1 March.

Rebecca Stead has won the 2010 Newbery Medal

US author Rebecca Stead has won the highly coveted Newbery Medal for her second novel When You Reach Me, which we are thrilled to be publishing in Australia and New Zealand next month.

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Writers at the Convent, 12–14 Feb, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne

The first literary festival of 2010 is just around the corner: it’s almost time for the third annual Writers at the Convent. This year’s festival boasts another great lineup of writers from home and abroad. [missing asset], and hop onto the festival website to book tickets.

Good books fill the year ahead

Hello and happy new year to all. It is all systems go here at Text. We are rested and refreshed after the festive season, and ready to get stuck into making some great books for you.

Have a flip through our catalogue for January to June to see what we have in store for you.

The Pacific to screen on Channel 7 in 2010

Channel 7 will be screening the HBO TV series The Pacific in 2010. Executive-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who previously teamed for the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, the series is three years in the making and follows the stories of three U.S.

Steph Bowe’s debut novel sold to Random House Mondadori in Spain

A few weeks ago we were very excited to sign the debut novel by talented up-and-coming local author Steph Bowe. Well, now we can tell you—with further excitement, and a big congratulations to Steph—that her agent Ginger Clark from Curtis Brown (US) has sold Spanish rights to Read more

Dog Boy a favourite for ‘Best of 2009’ lists

Eva Hornung’s Dog Boy, published in March this year and shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, has been mentioned in a few of the 2009 round-ups.

Financial Review Magazine says Truth is Book of the YEAR

Pick up a copy of the latest Australian Financial Review Magazine, and you’ll see Simon Hughes has named Peter Temple’s astounding novel Truth Book of the Year. We commend him on his choice, and we know him to be a most discerning man of impeccable taste.


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