Announcing ALL of the awards shortlists & longlists!

In a super busy week for awards announcements, we’ve had shortlists for the  NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the REAL awards, the International Dublin Literary Awards, the Man Booker International Prize and the Australian Book Design Awards, as well as the longlist for the Kibble awards while the Miles Franklin Award longlists were also announced last week – here’s our roundup of significant nominees!… Read the rest

An ode to Independent Bookshops from Charlotte Wood

We’re hugely proud that Charlotte Wood and her remarkable novel The Natural Way of Things picked up both the Fiction prize and the overall Book of the Year prize at the Australian Indie Bookseller’s Awards and gave a rousing speech about literary awards, and the power of independent bookstores and their incredible staff, which we’re delighted to share here: 

I am so very, very touched by these awards, and so grateful.… Read the rest

Russell Prize for Humour Writing

We’re delighted that I, Migrant by Sami Shah and A Short History of Stupid by Helen Razer & Bernard Keane have both been named amongst Australia’s most amusing books, being shortlisted for the inaugural Russell Prize for Humour Writing from the State Library of NSW.… Read the rest