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Andy Griffiths, James Phelan and Sally Rippin all win in the 2014 Young Australian Best Book Awards

Congratulations to Andy Griffiths, who won the Fiction Older Readers category (The 39-Storey Treehouse, Pan Macmillan), James Phelan, who won the Fiction Years 7-9 category (The Last 13 Book One: 13, Scholastic), and Sally Rippin who won the Fiction Young Readers category (Billie B Brown: The Best Project, Hardie Grant) in the 2014 Young Australian Best Book Awards. Fantastic news!

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Kristina Olsson wins WA Premier’s Book Award 2014

Kristina Olsson has won the non-fiction category of the Western Australia Premier's Book Awards 2014 for her memoir Boy, Lost (UQP, 2014). Fantastic news Kristina!

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Winners of the 2014 Davitt Awards

Congratulations to Honey Brown (Dark Horse, Michael Joseph) , Jen Storer (Truly Tan: Spooked!, HarperCollins) and Hannah Kent (Burial Rites, Picador) who were all winners in the 2014 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Fantastic news!

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Kristina Olsson wins Kibble Literary Award 2014

Kristina Olsson has won the Kibble Literary Award 2014  for her memoir  Boy, Lost: a family memoir (UQP). Congratulations Kristina!

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The 13-Storey Treehouse nominated for the Flemish and Dutch Children’s Jury Prize

The 13 Storey-Treehouse written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton, much loved by children around the world, has been nominated for the Flemish and Dutch Children's Jury Prize.  Congratulations Andy and Terry!

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The Failurist: Markus Zusak at TEDxSydney 2014

Markus Zusak's TEDxSydney talk 'The Failurist'  is now available to watch online. Markus gives a very interesting talk about dealing with the failures and successes of being a writer.