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Month: April 2018

Read a snippet of Hugh Mackay’s Australia Reimagined   About the book: ‘When it comes to our future, misplaced optimism is as dangerous as blind faith. What is needed is the courage to face the way things are, and the wisdom and imagination to work out how to make things better.’ Australia’s unprecedented run of economic growth has failed to deliver a more stable or harmonious society. Individualism is rampant. Income inequality is growing. Public education is under-resourced. The gender revolution is stalling. We no longer trust our major institutions or …

We’re delighted to share that five Pan Macmillan books have made the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) shortlist! The ABIAs are a highlight of the Australian literary calendar. Congratulations to our amazing authors, we’re so proud to be publishing such fantastic titles! Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Thursday, May 3 at the Sydney ICC Pan Macmillan authors in the running for an ABIA:        

Our very own Jane Harper’s stunning debut novel, The Dry, is continuing to make a splash – even internationally! It has been longlisted for UK’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. “The prize was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and is open to UK and Irish crime authors” according to their website. As Jane is British-born, she is an eligible candidate! Other Pan Macmillan and Picador authors who have made the longlist are Ann Cleeves for her book The Seagull and Emma Flint for Little …

We’re delighted to share that several of our authors are nominated for The Hugo Awards, the annual literary awards for the best science fiction or fantasy. These awards have said to be “among the highest honors bestowed in science fiction and fantasy writing” by the Los Angeles Times. Our wonderful authors and their books are nominated in the following categories: Best Novel The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi Best Novella Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire River of Teeth by …

Congratulations are in order! Thoraiya Dyer’s book, CROSSROADS OF CANOPY, has been selected as the Best Novel at the 2018 Ditmar Awards for Australian science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing. The winners were announced at the 43rd Swancon Convention in Perth on 1 April. Thoraiya beat out In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black , How to Bee by Bren McDibble, Corpselight by Angela Slatter and Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks to take home the winning place! About Crossroads of Canopy At the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit …