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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

A true-crime classic, Homicide was first published in 1991, and a new Canongate edition is now available in Australia and New Zealand. A few local reviewers have enjoyed it this summer.


Happy New Year from Text Publishing. 2009 is going to be big. Stay tuned to this site in the coming months for news of all our exciting new releases.

To whet your appetite, you can download a pdf of our January to June catalogue.

Season’s Greetings from Text Publishing

We wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy new year.

The Text offices will be closing this Wednesday, 24 December, and will reopen on Monday, 5 January.

Any orders placed on the website between 24 December and 4 January will be sent out on 5 January.

Leonard Cohen novels now available

Regular visitors to this site might recall we announced with some excitement last month that Text will be publishing two classic novels by the legendary Leonard Cohen, to coincide with his Australian tour.

Change We Can Believe In

Text Publishing is delighted to announce that it has signed a third Barack Obama book, Change We Can Believe In.

Text and Canongate authors on Impac longlist 2009

The longlist for the 2009 International Impac Dublin Literary Award has been released. This is the largest and most international prize of its kind. Libraries from all over the world can nominate books written in any language.

Peter Temple shortlisted for Martin Beck Award

Peter Temple has been shortlisted for the Swedish Crime Writers Academy’s 2008 Martin Beck Award, for his multi-award-winning novel The Broken Shore.

Barack Obama: Author, Senator, PRESIDENT!

It may not be official, but it is real. As we listen online to McCain conceding, it dawns on us that this epic campaign is finally, almost unbelievably, over. Barack Obama is the new President of the United States.

Hallelujah! Text to publish Leonard Cohen novels

Coinciding with the announcement that Leonard Cohen is to tour Australia in January 2009, Text Publishing is delighted to reveal that it will publish for the first time in Australia two of Cohen’s classic novels, Beautiful Losers and The Favourite Game.

Coetzee longlisted for Australia’s richest literary prize

The longlist for the Australia-Asia Literary Award was announced on 17 October by Western Australia Culture and Arts Minister John Day.


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