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Win a Jack Mason adventure from Text and Readings!

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Literary Valentines for the romantic reader.

Great historical slang from the Oxford English Dictionary. I for one have been doing my darnedest to bring ‘snoot’ and all its derivatives back.

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Today, Elsewhere

‘I choose areas I’d quite like to explore and then the novel’s an excuse for exploring it.’ Margaret Drabble interviewed in the Australian. Margaret Drabble will be a guest of the Perth Writers Festival (February 20-23) and Adelaide Writers' Week (March 1-6).

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Submissions for the 2014 Text Prize open soon!

We’ll be accepting entries for the 2014 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing from Monday 3 March until Friday 4 April.

Laurie Halse Anderson’s The Impossible Knife of Memory

Laurie Halse Anderson’s latest novel, The Impossible Knife of Memory, is ‘a riveting study of a psychologically scarred teenager, peeling back layers of internal defenses to reveal a girl’s deepest wounds,’ says Publishers Weekly.

Wakefield and Brugman shortlisted in the 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

Vikki Wakefield’s Friday Brown and Alyssa Brugman’s Alex As Well have both been shortlisted in the Young Adult Fiction category of the 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

One of the category winners will also be awarded the overall Premier’s Award, worth $25,000.

Today, Elsewhere

‘The most serendipitous moment was the night I went outside of a nightclub to get some air and found a brochure for a regional writers’ festival stuck to my shoe.’ Vikki Wakefield, author of the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards-shortlisted Read more

Wakefield and Trinca shortlisted in the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Vikki Wakefield’s Friday Brown and Helen Trinca’s Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John have been shortlisted in the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, in the YA and Non-fiction categories respectively.

The stage adaptation of Kate Grenville’s Read more

Best of 2013

Here you’ll find a collection of links to various ‘Best Books of 2013’ lists featuring titles we’ve published this year. This post will be updated regularly.

Kirkus Reviews: Best of 2013
(including Toni Jordan’s Nine Days, Herman Koch’s The Dinner, Ruth Ozeki’s Read more

Today, Elsewhere

Garry Disher talks to Linda Herrick at the New Zealand Herald about crime writing, growing up in South Australia, and the time he taught Chopper Read in a creative-writing class. Garry’s new novel, Bitter Wash Road, is available now in bookshops and online.


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