The next two-year post as Children’s Literature Laureate in Australia is taken up by Morris Gleitzman, as the American Literary Translators Association announces deadlines for its competitions’ entries.
Having named a shortlist in June, the Miles Franklin prize goes to Perth’s Josephine Wilson, who publishes with University of Western Australia Publishing.
Co-written by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, ‘Two Steps Forward’ is proving a rights-sales hit for Melbourne-based Text Publishing.
Created in memory of the late New Zealand literary community figure Michael Gifkins, the new award provides a publishing contract and advance.
An agency in Spain picks up New York’s Diversion Books foreign rights. An Australian study of teen reading finds conflicting input on digital vs. print.
Capturing one of the richest purses for young writers, Australian Fiona McFarlane wins the Dylan Thomas for work called ‘stunning’ and ‘unforgettable.’
‘Power in women is something we have yet to wholeheartedly welcome and embrace in Australia,’ says Heather Rose in accepting the Stella Prize.
With new attention to diversity issues, Scholastic’s sixth biennial survey adds an Australian edition, and looks extensively on reading aloud at home.
A new competition has been announced in Australia’s publishing community. And this time, the honorees aren’t authors but editors.
Some book publishers in Australia question whether the expense of entering the increasing number of book awards is worth the potential end result.