Sebastian Barry Wins IBW Book Award

Sebastian Barry is an Irish writer and author of Days Without End.

Irish author Sebastian Barry has been announced as the winner of the annual IBW Book Award, Adult Category, for his novel Days Without End. His win kicks off the Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) and is the second consecutive year that the award has gone to an Irish writer – Anne Enright winning in 2016 for

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José Eduardo Agualusa Wins International Dublin Literary Award

José Eduardo Agualusa won the International Dublin Literary Award for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion.

José Eduardo Agualusa has won the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion, translated from Portuguese by Daniel Hahn. The Angolan author scooped the €100,000 (£88,000) prestigious literary award which is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English. A General Theory of Oblivion tells the

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Sebastian Barry Wins Walter Scott Prize

Sebastian Barry is an Irish writer and author of Days Without End.

Sebastian Barry has won the Walter Scott Prize for his Historical Fiction novel, Days Without End. It is the second time the Irish writer has won the prize. His previous novel On Canaan’s Side was a winner in 2012. Sebastian Barry who was born in 1955 and is also a playwright and poet is considered

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Australian Booksellers Association Announces Winner of the Booksellers Choice Award

The Birdman’s Wife is novel by Australian author, Melissa Ashley.

The Australian Booksellers Association has announced Melissa Ashley’s novel The Birdman’s Wife (Affirm) as the winner of the (ABA) Booksellers Choice Award at the 2017 ABA conference awards in Melbourne. Ashley’s novel was chosen from a shortlist of six. The Booksellers Choice Award recognises Australian new-release titles that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and bookselling

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Miles Franklin Literary Award 2017 Shortlist

Miles Franklin Literary Award is an Australian award which recognises Australian novels.

Photo courtesy of Miles Franklin Literary Award The Miles Franklin Literary Award has revealed its shortlist for 2017. Regarded as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, the award was established in 1957 by the estate of My Brilliant Career author Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin to recognise novels which reflect ‘Australian life in any of its

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Dublin Writers’ Conference 2017

The Dublin Writer’s Conference gathers self-published and traditionally published authors to discuss the craft of writing and the business of publishing.

The third Annual Dublin Writers’ Conference has announced its line-up of authors and will take on 23rd – 25th June, in The Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1, Ireland. The theme for this year’s conference is Unlock Your Potential. The Dublin Writer’s Conference gathers self-published and traditionally published authors together for panel sessions on

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Australian Booksellers of the Year 2017 Finalists

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) promotes the interests of booksellers in Australia.

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have announced their 2017 Booksellers of the Year awards. The Bookseller of the Year finalists are: Nadine Allan (Better Read Than Dead) Leanne Hall (Readings) Rebecca Hutcheson (Avenue Bookstore) John Purcell (Booktopia) Joanna Rogers (Torquay Books) Catherine Schulz (Fullers Bookshop) The Young Bookseller of the Year finalists are: Stephanie Beck

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A Survey of Australian Reading Habits

Photo of a man reading a book as part of the #ManReads campaign.

The following survey provides insights into contemporary preferences, behaviours and attitudes of Australians towards books and reading. The Australia Council has partnered with Macquarie University on this third and final stage of their three-year research project titled ‘The Australian Book Industry: Authors, Publishers and Readers in a Time of Change’. Key Findings – Australians value

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Winners

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers.

The 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the State Library of NSW on 22 May. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.  The winners were chosen from shortlists announced

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PM’s Literary Awards Open for Submissions

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2016 has been announced.

Entries are now open for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award which is marking 10 years of celebrating great contemporary Australian literature. $100,000 will be awarded in each category with $80,000 for each winner and $5,000 for each shortlisted entry. All prize money is tax free. Applications are open for six categories: Fiction Non-fiction Australian

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Australian Book Industry Awards 2017 Shortlists

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have announced their shotlisted books for 2017.

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have announced their shotlisted books for 2017. The 17th Annual ABIAs celebrate Australian Stories in all forms, from Indigenous communities’ storytelling traditions that have been alive for thousands of years, to great Australian books published throughout the 21st century. Authors and Books in Each Category: General Fiction Book of

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Shortlists

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers.

The 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers and aim to help to establish values and standards in Australian literature. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have recognised hundreds of talented Australian writers: novelists, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, translators,

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2017 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

The 2017 International Dublin Literary Award shortlist has been announced. The list which is made up of ten authors includes The Green Road by Irish author Anne Enright, six novels in translation from Angola, Austria, Denmark/Norway, Mexico, Mozambique and Turkey, and novels from Nigeria, Vietnam and the USA. Shortlisted Authors & Books: A General Theory

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize is awarded to recipients for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

Courtesy Columbia University The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced on what would have been Joseph Pulitzer’s 170th birthday. The Prize is awarded to recipients for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. The announcement for the 101st Pulitzer Prize winners was made by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike

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2017 Indies Choice Book Awards Finalists

The American Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The winners from each of the eight categories are chosen by booksellers at ABA member stores across the country. All of this year’s finalists represent the quality and diversity of books that indie booksellers

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Manchester is an ‘Indie Publishing Hotspot’

Manchester has recently been identified as "an indie publishing hotspot".

Manchester has recently been identified as “an indie publishing hotspot” according to Amazon which has revealed statistics from its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) programme. The city of Manchester is home to more independently published authors per capita than any other town or city in the UK, based on Amazon’s ranking of the highest concentrations of

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a book award for female writers.

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist for 2017 has been announced. The judges described the books as “daring and intimate”. The award is the most prestigious book award for fiction written by women accepts novels that have been written by a woman whatever her nationality, country of residence or age. The Baileys Women’s Prize

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Rachel Donohue Wins ‘Irish Writer of the Year’

Rachel Donohue is an award winning Irish writer.

Image courtesy of The Irish Times Rachel Donohue has been awarded the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year award at a ceremony in Dublin. Alongside the Emerging Fiction prize, for her story The Taking of Mrs Kennedy. Sean Tanner won the First Fiction category and Una Mannion the prize for Emerging Poetry. Elaine Cullen,

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