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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

Beatrice and Virgil ignites passionate responses across the globe

When you write one of the most loved books ever in Life of Pi, and then take eight years to publish a new book you are bound to create an atmosphere of anticipation. When that new book, Read more


Miles Franklin Award competition

We’ve had an amazing response to our Miles Franklin Award competition. On offer were three double passes to ‘An Afternoon With The Authors’, a special event at the State Library of Victoria where authors Read more

War at the Wall Street Journal—take a peek behind the scenes

This month Text Publishing is thrilled to release War at the Wall Street Journal, Sarah Ellison’s amazing insider account of Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of the famed paper.

The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing—Entries open

It’s here again. That time of the year where we knuckle down to the very serious task of unearthing great writing for young adults and children.

Entries are now open for The $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. Visit the Read more

The Ice Age hits the road

Kirsten Reed’s stunning debut novel, the quirky yet harrowing road trip The Ice Age, has taken flight and just been published in the UK.

ALS Gold Medal shortlist announced—Congratulations Eva Hornung

Eva Hornung’s visceral novel Dog Boy has just received shortlisting for the ALS Gold Medal.

BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction announced—Congratulations Peter Hessler

The longlist for this year’s BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction has been announced and includes Peter Hessler’s engaging account of his travels through China, Country Driving.


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