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Lloyd Jones honoured by NZ PM

Lloyd Jones, the award-winning author of Mister Pip, received the 2008 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement at a ceremony in Wellington on Tuesday night.

The wait is over - The Gargoyle is here!

The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson

A New York Times bestseller,

it debuted at no. 1 in Canada,

and now it’s available in Australia and New Zealand, from Text.

Get your copy now. It will blow you away.

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The Spare Room wins the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction

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.

Text Publishing Young Adult prize - winner announced

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.

Indie Book Award shortlist

Charming, witty and romantic, Toni Jordan’s Addition has been chosen as the Australian debut novel of the year in the inaugural Indie Award. This means Addition is on the shortlist of four (one from each category) in the running for overall best book.

Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist

The Queensland Premier’s office announced the shortlist for this year’s Literary Awards at a reception at the State Library of Queensland last Thursday.

Text Publishing Young Adult prize - shortlist

We were overwhelmed to receive 300 submissions to the Text Young Adult Prize. Clearly there are many writers at work whose voices are not being heard.

Changing book import rules will hurt Australian writers

An edited version of this article by Text Publisher Michael Heyward
appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 9 August.

The Rudd government is about to ask the Productivity Commission to investigate the import rules for books. We have had this debate many times.

The Gargoyle a New York Times bestseller

The Gargoyle, by first-time Canadian author Andrew Davidson, is set to be the blockbuster of the year. Due for release in Australia on 1 September, it has debuted in the US on the New York Times bestseller list.

Ned Kelly Award shortlist announced

The Crime Writers Association has announced the shortlist for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for crime writing. We are very pleased to announce that Sucked In, Shane Maloney’s sixth Murray Whelan novel, has made the cut.

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