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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.

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.


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