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!

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

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.

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Kristina Olsson wins The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction

Fantastic news for Kristina Olsson who has won The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction in the NSW Premiers' Literary Awards 2014, for her memoir BOY, LOST (University of Queensland Press). Congratulations Kristina!


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!