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Laura Jean McKay wins 2021 Arthur C Clarke Award
Laura Jean McKay wins 2021 Arthur C Clarke Award

Author Laura Jean McKay has been awarded the UK’s Arthur C Clarke Award for science fiction for her book The Animals In That Country, published by Scribe Publications.

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Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2021 shortlist announced
Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2021 shortlist announced

Waverly Council have announced the 2021 shortlist for the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award.

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Love Your Bookshop Day is almost here!
Love Your Bookshop Day is almost here!

Love Your Book Shop Day celebrates Australia’s unique community of bookshops and readers and brings together people of all ages and places.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 shortlists announced
ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 shortlists announced

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and the ARA Group have announced the 2021 shortlists for the ARA Historical Novel Prize.

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OzAsia Festival launches a new writing and ideas program
OzAsia Festival launches a new writing and ideas program

OzAsia Festival has announced a new writing and ideas program called In Other Words, a forum to showcase the best Asian and Asian Australian writers and thinkers.

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Fundraising event Booktober to be held this October
Fundraising event Booktober to be held this October

Not-for-profit charity WestWords is partnering with Booktopia to hold the annual charity event Booktober from October 1 – 31.

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2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists announced
2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists announced

The finalists of the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards have been announced today. The awards celebrate the best mystery, thriller, crime and suspense writing in New Zealand across four categories.

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Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is now open for submissions
Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is now open for submissions

The Cat Protection Society of Victoria has launched a new writing competition to raise awareness about the caring and rehoming of cats.

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Booker Prize 2021 shortlist announced
Booker Prize 2021 shortlist announced

The six authors shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction are Anuk Arudpragasam, Damon Galgut, Patricia Lockwood, Nadifa Mohamed, Richard Powers and Maggie Shipstead.

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Susanna Clarke wins 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction
9/09/2021 10:45 PM
Susanna Clarke wins 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction

British author Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her second novel Piranesi.

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ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 longlists announced
9/09/2021 6:39 PM
ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 longlists announced

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and the ARA Group have announced the 2021 longlists for the ARA Historical Novel Prize.

 

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BAD Sydney International Crime Writers Festival is running this September
9/07/2021 9:28 PM
BAD Sydney International Crime Writers Festival is running this September

The festival will hold four online events from 8 - 29 September and will feature the following best-selling authors: Paula Hawkins, Val McDermid, Karin Slaughter and Ann Cleeves.

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Salman Rushdie plans to serialise a novella on Substack
9/03/2021 8:54 PM
Salman Rushdie plans to serialise a novella on Substack

According to Publishers Weekly, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie is set to serialise his next book The Seventh Wave on a newsletter platform called Substack.

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American Rust is coming to your screens soon
9/03/2021 8:01 PM
American Rust is coming to your screens soon

The Showtime original series American Rust will be premiering in the US on 12 September. The television adaptation is based on the popular debut novel of the same name by Philipp Meyer.

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Indigenous Literacy Day is here!
9/01/2021 9:17 PM
Indigenous Literacy Day is here!

Indigenous Literacy Day is held annually and celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

 

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