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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about David Lynch is in Room to Dream

Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna is out and you’re gonna wanna to read it three times, with a hot cup of joe and a slice of cherry pie, and then everything will be fine.  

And to whet your palate, we’ve put together ten completely random Did You Knows about Mr David Lynch.

Susan Butler Awarded AO in Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List

Congratulations to Susan Butler on being awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division on the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List for distinguished service to the community as a lexicographer and author, as a facilitator of academic discourse on Australian English language, and to commercial publishing. 

Susan is the author of the ever-popular The Dinkum Dictionary: The Origins of Australian Words

The Last Garden Shortlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin

Text Publishing is thrilled to announce that Eva Hornung has been shortlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

The Last Garden is a powerful literary work about frailty, redemption, and the healing power of animals, from the author of the award-winning Dog Boy

The Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship Is Launched by Text & Writing NSW

Text is thrilled to be launching, in partnership with Writing NSW, the Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship. 

Applications open Tuesday 12 June 2018 and close Monday 13 August 2018. 

Kate Grenville Awarded AO in Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List

Congratulations to Kate Grenville on being awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division on the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List!

Text’s Queens of Literature

The Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend is coming to the office of Text. To celebrate, we’ve got a list of some of our Queens of Literature! AKA Celebrating Great Women of Literature at Text! 

And a discount for the featured books! Read on for details.

Text’s New June Books and Giveaway!

Text’s new June books, amongst other things, give you room to dream, take you travelling through time, make you think about desire and take you on a hunt for peacocks.

Have a look at our new books and for your chance to win one, head to our Facebook page.  

Three Text Books on the 2018 Miles Franklin Longlist

Text Publishing is pleased to announce that three Text authors have been longlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights Wins the 2018 Man Booker International Prize!

Text is thrilled and overjoyed to share the news that Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her novel Flights.  

The Restorer by Michael Sala – an Extract

How could they get to that point? 

Michael Sala’s The Restorer delves into the intimate life of a family and explores the power we have over others and, more importantly, over ourselves. 

I would defy anyone to read their story and remain unmoved. The Restorer is an incredibly powerful novel and, I believe, an important one.’ Hannah Kent

Read our extract from this powerful and moving book:


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