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Month: November 2018

A new anthology is open for submissions from all Arab Australian writers. Although there are 22 separate Arab nationalities representing a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences, the perception of Arabs in Australia has largely ranged from a homogenising one (at best), to one that plays on pop-culture caricatures of a deviant, hyper-masculine, uncivilised, savage Arab. We are looking for first-person pieces about growing up as a member of the Arab diaspora in Australia. We are particularly looking for personal essays or creative nonfiction exploring themes of family, this country, stories …

For passionate home-cook and baker Silvia Colloca there is nothing more satisfying than baking. Combining the simplest of ingredients and seeing them transformed into the most delicious creations to share with others. We are thrilled to be able to share two delicious recipes from her new book, Love, Laugh, Bake, out now. We would love to see your creations, so please share them with us and tag @macmillanaus and @silviacollocaofficial, so we can see them. Just click the links or images below to get your free pdf of these fantastic recipes. First, we …

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Picador) by John Carreyrou has been chosen, from a shortlist of six, as the winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award. The judges said [Bad Blood] raised questions not only about the culture at one start-up—at its high point valued at more than $9 billion (A$12.5bn)—but in the whole of Silicon Valley And also that the book was a brilliant piece of enterprise journalism John Carreyrou was awarded the £30,000 prize at a ceremony …

The winners of the NSW 2018 Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs), the children’s choice book awards have been chosen! We’re delighted to share that The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has been awarded the Fiction for older readers title! The awards were announced last night in Sydney at Cranbrook Junior School. What a tree-mendous achievement! From the KOALAs website: Every year, young readers from all over New South Wales judge their very own literary awards. By voting in the KOALA awards they can reward the Australian children’s books that …

We’re delighted to have many Pan Macmillan titles shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards in the UK. Our very own Jane Harper has made the cut, with Force of Nature, shortlisted for the International Author of the Year award. Winners are to be announced 20 November. Congratulations, Jane, we’re cheering for you! Other Pan Macmillan shortlisted titles include: Food and Drink Book of the Year Prue by Prue Leith (Bluebird, Pan Macmillan) Cooking On A Bootstrap by Jack Monroe (Bluebird, Pan Macmillan) Audiobook of the Year Absolute Proof by Peter James read …

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