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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.
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.
The shortlists for this year’s Inky Awards have been announced by the Centre for Youth Literature. The Inkys are Australia’s only teenage choice book award.
The winners of the 2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were announced at a function at Federation Square in Melbourne last night. From a shortlist of three in the fiction category, Helen Garner emerged the winner of the $30,000 prize.
Father of three Richard Newsome has taken out the inaugural Text Publishing Young Adult Writing Prize for his debut novel, The Billionaire’s Curse.
The prize, $10,000 and a publishing contract, was awarded on Saturday night as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.