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Articles tagged “awards”

Five Text Authors on the 2018 Indies Shortlist!

Text is thrilled that five of our authors have been shortlisted for the 2018 Indie Book Awards!

Have a look at who’s been nominated and read extracts from all five books! 

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.

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

Quicksilver and The Art of Rivalry shortlisted for the 2017 PM’s Literary Awards

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.

Text is pleased to have two books on the shortlist for this prestigious award: Quicksilver by Nicolas Rothwell and The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee. 

All About Cat: ABA’s 2017 Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year

The Australian Booksellers’ Association Gala Dinner was held on Sunday 18 June. 

Text has been a proud sponsor of the Bookseller of the Year Award for the past six years and it is a great privilege to be associated with it. Australian booksellers are a special breed and this year’s award was presented to Catherine Schultz from one of the best independent bookshops in the country, Fullers Hobart.

Read on to find out all about the night as well as the indomitable Cat Schultz...

Iris and the Tiger wins Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature

In marvellous news, Leanne Hall won the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Award: Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature for her novel, Iris and the Tiger.

The Extremely Wonderful Weirdness of Winning the 2017 Text Prize, by Adam Cece

Text is thrilled to have Adam Cece, author of The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls, joining the ranks as the winner of the 2017 Text Prize. Read on for Adam’s delightful and heartwarming speech that he gave upon winning the prize at Wednesday night’s Text Party.

Helen Garner Wins WA Premier’s Prize

Congratulations to Helen Garner on winning both the non-fiction and overall premier’s prizes at the 2016 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards for This House of Grief.

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