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President Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father to be released in a Young Adult edition

President Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father to be released in a Young Adult edition 5 October 2021...

Announcing the shortlist for the 2021 Text Prize for young adult and children’s writing

Seven manuscripts have been shortlisted for the 2021 $10,000 Text Prize. The recipient of the Steph Bowe Mentorship will also be chosen from the shortlist, and both will be announced on 29 July...

Andrew Paterson interviewed by Grade 6 students

Andrew Paterson, author of Rainfish and winner of 2020 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, is interviewed by some enthusiastic readers from Porepunkah Primary School in Victoria...

July New Books and Giveaway

It’s July. We are now officially halfway through 2021, and we have a brilliant selection of titles to help make the winter days race by...

Announcing the shortlist for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are excited to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel.

June new books and giveaway

‘Three Novels and a Criticism’ might not be the title of a memorable Richard Curtis movie but it’s an uncanny description of our June new releases. Read on for more...

Kate Jennings (1948–2021)

‘Her interest in the world, and literature, and her capacity for friendship, were extraordinary.’

— Margaret Connolly, agent

All of us at Text are saddened by the news that Kate Jennings has passed away at the age of seventy-two.

May New Books and Giveaway

The days might be getting shorter but there’s always time to read a good book. This month we’ve got eight of the best...

2021 Boundless Indigenous Writers Mentorship Winner

Torres Strait Islander storyteller Lenora Thaker has won the 2021 Boundless Mentorship for a work of historical fiction inspired by the life of her Indigenous grandmother.

The Common Room: Stranger Care

We’re delighted to announce that this May in the Common Room we’ll be reading Stranger Care by Sarah Sentilles. This is a memoir like no other. 

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