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Articles tagged “the weekly chill”

Weekly Chill, 16 June 2017

Winter is the season for book festivals and launches and book tours, so let’s get into them…

Meet the Texters—Anne Beilby, Rights Manager

Anne Beilby has been with Text since she applied for the position of admin assistant way back in 2004. So she’s seen a thing or two around here.

We asked Anne to tell us about her role as rights manager as well as a bit about Text’s history and why all the bookstores in the north of Melbourne have correctly ordered books.

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.

Weekly Chill, 29 September 2016

Yellow—sunflowers, bananas, brick roads...Chong’s raincoat! We can’t get enough of this gorgeous happy colour here at Text, which is also, of course, the signature colour of the Text Classics. 

The Weekly Chill, 22 September 2016

One of the most talked about books in recent weeks has been The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride. Now’s your chance to have a read, with an extract at Lithub.

The Weekly Chill, 15 September 2016

Headlining this week is the news that Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Read an extract or watch Graeme talk about his research and the ‘emporium of words’ that enabled him to channel the 150-year-old language of the Scottish Highlands.

The Weekly Chill, 9 September 2016

Fiona McFarlane, Elizabeth Harrower and Michael Heyward at Melbourne Writers Festival

There has been so much going on at Text this week—but the absolute highlight must be the visit of the indomitable Elizabeth Harrower, author of six extraordinary books, including The Watch Tower.

The Weekly Chill, 1 September 2016

We’re celebrating 100 Text Classics this month, with some gorgeous poster art by Jess! (Pictured with Shalini.)

If you’re worried about the state of the nation (and let’s face it, who isn’t), maybe you should take a leaf out of Yann Martel’s book and start Read more

The Weekly Chill, 25 August 2016

The week started—because we like to start the week here on a Friday—with the wonderful news that Vikki Wakefield’s Inbetween Days was named an Honour Book in the CBCA Awards for Older Readers. Congratulations, Vikki! 

The Weekly Chill, 18 August 2016

A weekly wrap-up of news, reviews and goings-on at Text.

Brett Whiteley has been splashed across telephone boxes and train stations in Sydney and Melbourne this week. The Sydney Morning Herald says that ‘Wilson has given Whiteley the biography he deserves’.