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The Spare Room on the Colin Roderick Award shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for the 2008 Colin Roderick Award and H. T. Priestley Medal.

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Lia Hills as blogger-in-residence

On the back of her many award shortlistings, Lia Hills continues to be very much a writer of the moment. You can catch Lia this month at Read more

Kel Robertson shares a Ned with Corris

Another winner at this year’s Ned Kelly Awards was Kel Robertson, who shared the prize for best crime novel with Peter Corris. Text published Kel’s first novel, Dead Set, in 2006.

Shane Maloney - a life of crime celebrated

Huge congratulations to our beloved author Shane Maloney, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ned Kellys last Friday. These awards are held each year by the Crime Writers Association, as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

DMag interviews Richard Newsome

DMag - ‘Fun, Discovery and Adventure’ - is the ‘zine of choice for today’s discerning young reader. This month’s edition features an interview with Richard Newsome, author of The Billionaire’s Curse.

It’s Inky time

The Inky Awards are Australia’s only teenage choice book awards. The longlists have just been announced for the Golden Inky, for an Australian author, and Silver, for an international author. Melbourne author and poet Lia Hills’s young adult novel Read more

Prize winners, past and present

Richard Newsome, winner of the inaugural Text Prize in 2008, for The Billionaire’s Curse, was in Melbourne yesterday for the Melbourne Writers Festival. It was the perfect opportunity to drop into Read more


After much reading and much discussion, we are delighted to announce the winner of The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing in 2009.

And the winner is…

Leanne Hall for This Is Shyness.

Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards - shortlists announced

‘Tis the season for book awards: today the Queensland Premier’s LIterary Awards shortlists were announced at the State Library of Queensland.

We are delighted with the news that two books published by Text will be considered for prizes:

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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.


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