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2009 Text Prize shortlist announced

Here at Text we have been busy reading our way through the mountain of manuscripts we received for this year’s Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. There was a terrific response to the prize, which is in its second year.

Murderer’s Thumb in the running for a Davitt Award

Beth Montgomery’s chilling mystery novel Murderer’s Thumb has been longlisted in the Young Adult category of the annual Davitt Awards. Run by the Sisters in Crime, these awards celebrate crime writing by Australian women. The winners will be announced on 21 August in Melbourne.

Genesis in the running for the Guardian children’s fiction prize

Bernard Beckett’s gripping young adult novel Genesis has been longlisted for the Guardian children’s fiction prize. Published by Quercus Books in the UK, Genesis is the first of the New Zealand author’s novels to be published overseas.

The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

Entries will open on 4 May for this year’s Text Prize. You can download the

and now, and tell your friends about it, but please wait until 4 May before submitting your manuscript.

We are very excited to be preparing for the second annual Text Prize.

Murderer’s Thumb a White Ravens selection

Beth Montgomery’s Murderer’s Thumb has been selected for The White Ravens 2009. These 250 outstanding new international books for children and young adults are selected by the Read more

Bone By Bone a crossover mini-masterpiece

Rosemary Neill wrote in the Australian last weekend:

‘This extraordinarily potent crossover novel for adults and older teens looks at racial intolerance through the prism of a dangerous friendship between a black and a white boy. … The sensual, almost overripe prose of Read more


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