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Dr Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is being developed for a TV series!

Dr Clare Wright’s Stella Prize-winning book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka will be adapted for the small screen, after winning funding for the development of an eight-part television series. 

We spoke with Clare about what this means for her and for the women and men of Australia.

Chris Redfern, the 2018 ABA Text Publishing’s Bookseller of the Year

Chris Redfern of Avenue Bookstore won the 2018 ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year Award last month at the Australian Booksellers Association Awards.  

Read on to find out why! 

July’s New Releases and Monthly Giveaway

How cold is it right now?

It’s so cold our slush pile is now a slushie!

Yes, we just unabashedly jumped straight into Dad joke territory. And we’re equally unafraid to tell you how great our new July releases are.  

Have a look over them, and then for your chance to win one, head to our Facebook page.  

Aisha Saeed, co-founder of #WeNeedMoreDiverseBooks, on her influential and world-renowned movement

The New York Times bestseller AmalUnbound is out this month through Text. 

Aisha Saeed, the author of Amal Unbound, is just as fascinating, courageous and compelling as her main character. She is a Pakistani-American writer, teacher and attorney and is one of the founding members of the much talked about ‘We Need Diverse Books’ campaign.

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.


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