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Geoff Dyer woos them at the Adelaide Writers’ Week

Geoff Dyer was one of many Text authors to star at the Adelaide Writers' Week recently. You can see him in conversation with J. M. Coetzee Read more

The Life You Can Save making a difference

Sales of the trade paperback of Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save have contributed just under $10,000 to The Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund. This fund supports the great work being done at The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, co-founded by Dr Catherine Hamlin AC.

Congratulations to Lia Hills!

The shortlists for the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards have been announced and we are extremely pleased to see The Beginner’s Guide to Living, Lia Hills' wonderful, philosophical debut novel, is shortlisted in the Young Adult Fiction Category.

‘Lia Hills is a strong new voice.

There’s lots happening on the international rights front at Text…

John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Harbour, the third of his books to be translated into English, has been bought by Quercus in the UK. Both Text and Quercus are excited about publishing this new book in October, ahead of the release of the US film adaptation of Read more

Impac Dublin Literary Award 2010

The good folks of Dublin City Library have published the complete list of eligbile titles for this year’s Impac Dublin Literary Award.

We are thrilled to see that a number of excellent novels published by Text and Read more

Congratulations to the winners of the YA & Children’s prize packs

Thanks to all who emailed us and signed up for our upcoming quarterly updates on Text’s young adult and children’s list.

Sydney Bridge Upside Down - a neglected gem of New Zealand literature

‘How did we fail to give this gripping, funny, desperately sad, great NewZealand novel, set “on the edge of the world”, its due when it was first publishedin 1968?…Not until last year when l was urged to read it again did l fullyunderstand what a masterpiece Ballantyne had pulled

Congratulations to Kirsten Reed!

The Commonwealth Writers' Prize shortlists for our region (South East Asia and Pacific) were announced earlier today, and we are extremely excited that The Ice Age, the superb debut by Brisbane-based Kirsten Reed, is in the running for Best First Book.

Sarah Murgatroyd’s The Dig Tree

In January we published a new edition of The Dig Tree, the perennial classic of Australian exploration by Sarah Murgatroyd. Sarah was a talented journalist and author from England, who came to Australia and fell in love with the place.

The Broken Shore on The Times’s top ten crime novels of the decade

Peter Temple’s international bestseller The Broken Shore, winner of the 2007 Duncan Lawrie Dagger, has been named in the top ten crime novels of the last decade by The Times.

If you haven’t read this dark, blistering novel yet, you are in for a treat.


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