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Taboo by Kim Scott has been shortlisted for the 2018 Colin Roderick Memorial Award. It is one of Australia’s most esteemed and oldest literary awards. As per the James Cook University website: The winner of the 2018 Colin Roderick Memorial Award will be announced at the Foundation’s annual dinner event on 30th October in Townsville, Queensland. The winner will be present to receive $20,000 and the silver H.T. Priestley Memorial Medal. Congratulations to Kim for yet another award shortlisting!                         …

Published on February 27 and retailing for $2.00 (inc GST) in Australia and New Zealand, the full RRP amount for every copy invoiced (ex GST) was donated to the following Australian children’s charities: The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (of which Andy is a Lifetime Ambassador), Dymocks Children’s Charities, Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, Save the Children, as well as Oxfam and the KidsCan Charitable Trust in New Zealand. $141,613.27 has been raised to date and the main recipients are; $84,510 donated to The Indigenous Literary Foundation, $35,525.27 to Dymocks Children’s Charities, …

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced its shortlist for the 18th Davitt Awards and our very own Jane Harper has made the list! Jane Harper’s newest novel Force of Nature is in with a chance in the Fiction category. Jane’s debut novel The Dry took home the award last year. You can also vote for the Reader’s Choice Award here. (Please note: voting is only open to current Members of Sisters in Crime.) The results will be announced Saturday 11 August at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology. Here’s to two in a row – best …

Last King of the Cross by John Ibrahim and The Contractor by Mark Abernethy have been long-listed for the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime in 2018. The Australian Crime Writers Association will announce the final prize at the Melbourne Writers Festival next month. The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes honouring our published crime fiction and true crime writing. Best of luck to John and Mark!     

We are so delighted to share that Taboo by Kim Scott has won two 2018 Premier’s Literary Awards. Kim Scott has not only taken home the 2018 Indigenous Writers’ Prize, but also the prestigious Book of the Year award. This is an outstanding result and we could not be more excited for Kim! The judges’ comments (this is just a part of the comments – you can read the rest here):  ‘As a portrait of one Aboriginal extended family, Taboo is an outstanding work of fiction. Scott has created a cast of enigmatic, impossible-to-label characters, who …

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