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Inaugural John Button Prize longlist announced

The John Button Prize was created in memory of the late Industry Minister, Senator and writer, who sadly passed away last year.

Jeff in Venice, on Tuesday

Geoff Dyer’s laugh-out-loud genre-buster Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, will feature on First Tuesday Book Club on ABC TV in September.

If you missed Kate Grenville at Sydney Writers Festival…

…you can visit the SWF website to hear a podcast of the author, in conversation with Ashley Hay. Kate reads from her latest novel The Lieutenant, and talks about research, the writing process and the power of language.

The Angel’s Game debuts at no. 3 on New York Times list

Fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind have stormed the bookshops in the States to get a hold of the prequel, the absorbing, gothic page-turner, The Angel’s Game. Published simultaneously around the world this month, it has stormed to no.

Peter Temple returns

Peter Temple’s Jack Irish novels earned him a big following among lovers of crime fiction. But with his 2005 novel The Broken Shore he reached a whole new readership, found critical acclaim, prestigious awards, and many new fans, at home and abroad.

Win a double pass to see WAKE IN FRIGHT

The brilliant film adaptation of Kenneth Cook’s classic Australian novel Wake in Fright, is currently screening on limited release around the country.

Debut novel by Australian talent snapped up by Picador in the UK

We were thrilled to accept a recent offer from Picador in the UK for Kirsten Reed’s The Ice Age, which we are publishing in July. We’re sure this will be the first of many territories to embrace this exciting new author, as word spreads about Kirsten Reed.

Karin Alvtegen on Dagger shortlist

The latest novel by Sweden’s queen of crime, Karin Alvtegen, is on the shortlist for the UK Crimewriters Association’s prestigious International Dagger Award. Published by Text in Australia and New Zealand this March, Read more

Wake in Fright: the book, the film

The long-lost 1971 feature film adaptation of Kenneth Cook’s Wake in Fright, starring Chips Rafferty in his last role and Jack Thompson in his first, has just screened at Cannes as part of a series called Cannes Classics. We have reissued Read more

The Women in Black on the big screen

Many years ago, acclaimed film director Bruce Beresford bought film rights to Madeleine St John’s delightful novel, The Women in Black.


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