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Eva Hornung wins the South Australian Premier’s Award for Literature

Eva Hornung has taken out the South Australian Premier’s Award for Literature for her novel The Last Garden. She is the first South Australian to win this prestigious prize.

Read on for details as well as an extract.

SEVEN Text Books on the 2018 CBCA Notables List!

Seven amazing Text authors are on the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s 2018 Notables List. Have a look at these wonderful books with links to extracts, interviews and more.  

Text’s March Books and Giveaways

March books are here, and we’ve got translations, space adventures and film adaptations – all up for grabs in our monthly giveaway. 

Have a look at our new books and then head over to Text’s Facebook page for your chance to win one. 

Asking A. S. King: Aka, all the questions Danielle Binks didn’t get around to last year

A. S. King’s unforgettable novel Please Ignore Vera Dietz is out through Text this month. John Green has described A. S. King as ‘one of the best YA writers working today.’

Craig Sherborne: Alternative bibles, unsavoury types and a rug called Carlos

Craig Sherborne’s latest book, Off the Record: A Novel, is a riotously unforgiving  story about a tabloid crime reporter who considers himself a writer of exceptional talent and a hero to his wife and teenage son. 
We sat  down with Craig Sherborne, whom the Australian has referred to as ‘a supreme wordsmith’, and asked him a few questions.
Enjoy – then stick around to read an excerpt from his latest masterfully written satire.

Meet the Texters - Khadija Caffoor, rights & export coordinator

Welcome to our latest instalment of Meet the Texters! 

Today’s Texter is Khadija Caffoor, Text’s Rights & Export Coordinator. She is a part of a small but mighty team, negotiating with international publishers and brokering audio and film rights, and is instrumental in the expansion of Text’s export business in the UK and US. Read on for insight into this jetsetting, hard-working Texter’s life and some excellent rights-related tips for authors!

The trials of being a psychological thriller writer

Anne Buist knows a thing or two about what goes into a psychological thriller. She’s  got over twenty-five years’ clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry and has worked with protective services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder.  

This I Would Kill For is her latest book, the third in the ‘Natalie King, forensic psychiatrist’ series.

We asked Anne some questions about writing thrillers and the delicate art of translating your work into your fiction.  Enjoy – then stick around to read an excerpt from her latest page-turner.

Text Authors Longlisted for the Stella

Text is mightily pleased to announce that three of its authors have been longlisted for the Stella Prize!

Bernadette Brennan, Krissy Kneen and Kate Cole-Adams are all in the running for this prestigious award. Read on to learn more about them and their nominated books as well as some extracts and interviews.

Draft No. 4 is a masterclass in writing. Read an excerpt.

Text has recently published Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process, the long-awaited guide to writing long-form non-fiction by the legendary author and teacher by John McPhee, a vivid depiction of the writing process, enriched by personal reflections on the life of a writer and McPhee’s keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world.

Read an excerpt from this fascinating book...

The Story of Shit: What more can we say? Actually…

Text is publishing a golden little nugget of a book this month, The Story of Shit by Midas Dekkers, translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier.   

We’ve selected some little gems from this fascinating book all about that most delicate of subjects – shit.


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