Hannah Kent wins the Nielsen Bookdata Booksellers’ Choice Award

Congratulations goes to Hannah Kent who has won the Nielson Bookdata Bookseller's Choice Award at the 2014 Australian Bookseller Association (ABA) Bookseller of the Year Awards,  for her novel BURIAL RITES (Picador, Pan Macmillan). Fantastic work Hannah!

Kent, Hannah. 2012 B&W head & shoulders close up, high res. (credit Nicholas Purcell)

Hannah Kent wins in the 2014 Indies Choice Awards

Hannah Kent has won the Adult Debut Honor Award in the American Bookseller Association's 2014 Indies Choice Book Awards for her debut novel Burial Rites. Congratulations Hannah!


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Hannah Kent shortlisted for 2014 Baileys Prize

Well done to Hannah Kent, whose debut novel BURIAL RITES (Picador, Pan Macmillan) has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Baileys Prize (formerly known as the Orange Prize) in the UK.  The winner will be announced on June 4. Good luck, Hannah!


Allyse Near wins two categories at the 2013 Aurealis Awards

Double congrats to Allyse Near on her double win at the 2013 Aurealis Awards.  Her debut novel FAIRYTALES FOR WILDE GIRLS (Random House) was awarded 'Best YA Novel' (tie) & 'Best Horror Novel'.  Well done!


Hélène Young wins at the ARRA Awards

HALF MOON BAY by Hélène Young has been voted 'Favourite Romantic Suspense'  novel by the Australian Romance Readers Association in Sydney on March 22. The cover was also voted 'Favourite Cover'. Congratulations to Helene, and her publisher, Penguin Books.

Zusak, Markus. 2013 (upper body B&W). Credit Page Thirteen

Markus Zusak wins Margaret A. Edwards Award 2014

A huge congratulations to Markus Zusak on receiving the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. This prestigious award is presented annually by the American Library Association for a "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature". See the press release here. Well done, Markus!

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THE BOOK THIEF opens in Australia

A big congratulations to Markus Zusak on the release of THE BOOK THIEF film, which premiered nationwide on 9 January 2014.

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Andy Griffiths,Terry Denton, Belinda Murrell and Markus Zusak honoured at the 2013 KOALAs

Our authors had a successful day at the 2013 KOALAs (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards)! THE 26-STOREY TREEHOUSE (Pan Macmillan) by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton won the Fiction for Older Readers category, whilst THE FORGOTTEN PEARL (Random House) by Belinda Murrell was listed as an Honour Book.  THE BOOK THIEF (Pan Macmillan) by Markus Zusak was also listed as an Honour Book in the Fiction for Years 7-9 category. Congratulations to Andy, Terry, Belinda and Markus.