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MS Confidential: Robbie Arnott and David Winter

Every writer needs a trusted confidant, a first reader, someone who can look at their work and give advice. When we asked award-winning author Robbie Arnott who that person was in his life, he nominated Text’s very own senior editor and fellow Tasmanian, David Winter.

June’s New Books

As the calendar turns over to June, and we begin the journey through winter, here are four new books representing the finest in Australian and international fiction...

Please Don’t Hug Me: Three things I have learnt from my autism diagnosis

Debut author Kay Kerr talks about her autism diagnosis and her new novel, Please Don’t Hug Me...

Winner of the 2020 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

Andrew Paterson, an author from Far North Queensland, has won the $10,000 Text Prize for his novel Rainfish.

Announcing the shortlist for the 2020 Text Prize for young adult and children’s writing

Text is delighted to announce that seven manuscripts have been shortlisted for the 2020 $10,000 Text Prize for young adult and children’s writing.

Announcing the shortlist for the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel.

Why we love booksellers (hint: they’re irrepressible)

It’s no secret that the book industry, along with most other businesses, is experiencing unprecedented challenges. As we rally and reflect, and do what we can to seek out the best paths forward, one thing is clear: we need our booksellers more than ever...

Books for everyone (but especially Mum)

Whether you’re looking for a gift (obligatory Mother’s Day hint) or something for yourself, our May new releases have something for everyone...

MS Confidential: Arnold Zable and Jane Pearson

Every writer needs a trusted confidant, a first reader, someone who can look at their work and give valuable advice. Arnold Zable’ is Text’s very own senior editor, Jane Pearson...

Portable, self-powered, well-reviewed gifts for maternal types

They can educate and entertain, frighten and thrill, move us to laughter or to tears, make us wonder or reassess, make the ordinary extraordinary or the strange familiar. How good are books?


Alpha Reader

ANZ LitLovers

Bite the Book

The Conversation

Culture Mulcher

Diva Booknerd

Inside a Dog

Kids’ Book Review


Literary Minded

Meanjin Blog

Reading Tree


Scribe News

Speculating on SpecFic

The Wheeler Centre

Whispering Gums