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.
The Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translators Competition offers cash prizes, while Peggy Frew wins a large purse in Australia.
Louise Adler, president of the Australian Publishers Association, outlines her industry’s battle against potentially damaging copyright reforms.
Although open to men as well as women, the Jefferis Award has yet to go to a male writer. And some Hachette Audio YA titles have Booktrack scores.