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Can You Hear the Sea? Kirsty Murray’s Heartfelt Book Launch Speech

In her poignant new book Can You Hear the Sea?: My Grandmother’s Story Brenda Niall delves into the life of her grandmother Aggie, an intelligent and determined woman who immigrated to Australia from Liverpool in 1888 at the age of nineteen. 

The book launch for this remarkable biography included a heartfelt and insightful speech by Kirsty Murray, which Text is delighted to share with you...

Helen Garner’s Undiscovered Masterpiece

You said you’d read anything she wrote, even her shopping list. So – here it is, fresh off the kitchen table, Helen Garner’s shopping list. 

Text would like to thank Helen Garner for graciously providing this insight into the heady everyday life of an Australian great. (Or for finally bending to our incessant demands and pulling this out of the recycling just to shut us up – take your pick.)

Text Classics for Christmas

Text’s Classics are guaranteed to please. Need a last-minute stocking stuffer or Kris Kringle? Get them a Text Classic! They’re only $12.95 each. What are you waiting for?

Text’s Classics experts, David Winter and Lucy Ballantyne, take you through the cream of this year’s Text Classics and throw in a couple of their personal favourites.

Submissions for the 2018 Text Prize Open Soon

Mark 3 January 2018 in your calendars, writers of Australia and New Zealand, because that’s the date entries open for the $10,000 Annual Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing.

Submissions open 3 January and close 2 February, 2018. 

The Text Prize aims to discover great new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers.  

Text’s 2017 Staff Picks Are Here to Save Christmas

Too many Best Ofs cluttering your inbox? We know, we know: they’re everywhere. 

Well, delete all the others and have a look at what your loyal Texters have been reading and enjoying this year.

Judging Panels Announced for 2018 Inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize

The NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ INC) Te Puni Kaitahu O Aotearoa and Melbourne-based Text Publishing are pleased to announce the judging panels for the 2018 inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize.

Kate Cole-Adams and Sarah Krasnostein Shortlisted for Vic Prem’s Literary Award for Non-fiction

Text is pleased to announce that Anaesthesia Kate Cole-Adams and The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein have been shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction.

Melanie Cheng and Michael Sala Shortlisted for Vic Prem’s Literary Award for Fiction

Text is pleased to announce that Australia Day by Melanie Cheng and The Restorer by Michael Sala have been shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction.

Quicksilver by Nicolas Rothwell has won the PM’s Lit Award for Non-Fiction!

Quicksilver by Nicholas Rothwell has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.  

Helen Garner wins a 2017 Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism

Helen Garner has won a 2017 Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism for feature writing (longform) for her piece ‘Why She Broke: The Woman, her Children and the Lake’, which originally featured in The Monthly and also appears in her latest collection from Text Publishing, True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction


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