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2009 Text Prize shortlist announced

Here at Text we have been busy reading our way through the mountain of manuscripts we received for this year’s Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. There was a terrific response to the prize, which is in its second year.

Victorian Premier’s shortlists announced

This morning at the State Library, the Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Lynne Kosky, presented the shortlists for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Mister Pip comes to the big screen

Lloyd Jones’s Commonwealth Prize-winning novel Mister Pip will be adapted for the screen by Andrew Adamson, director of Shrek and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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July to December catalogue

The months ahead are crammed with exciting new releases—enlightenment, laughs, thrills and larks. Download a copy of our latest catalogue to see what reading treats Text has in store.

Click through to our Resources page and download the pdf.

Murderer’s Thumb in the running for a Davitt Award

Beth Montgomery’s chilling mystery novel Murderer’s Thumb has been longlisted in the Young Adult category of the annual Davitt Awards. Run by the Sisters in Crime, these awards celebrate crime writing by Australian women. The winners will be announced on 21 August in Melbourne.

Colin Cotterill gets a Dagger in the Library

Colin Cotterill’s delightfully different crime novels, set in Laos and starring the septugenarian sleuth Siri Paiboun, have been honoured with the UK Crime Writers' Association’s ‘Dagger in the Library’ Award.

Impac Dublin Literary Award: the nominees are…

The International Impac Dublin Literary Awards are on again. We are very proud to say TWO fine books recently published by Text have been nominated by discerning librarians, somewhere in the English-speaking world.

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Parallel Importation Rules - why we need them

OUR book industry is lively, diverse and inventive, and it’s growing. It may now be our most successful creative industry. But you won’t learn that from the recent Productivity Commission report.

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.

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