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Entries open for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers

We’re delighted to announce that entries are now open for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers. This developmental award, run in conjunction with Express Media, is open to writers aged 30 or under who are working on a longform work in any nonfiction genre: memoir, journalism, essay, biography, and creative nonfiction … Read the rest  »


Emerging Writer #4 — Rebecca Giggs

The final emerging writer in our series is Rebecca Giggs. We’d been admiring Rebecca’s work from afar for a while before we signed her for a lyrical, thoughtful work of narrative nonfiction about humans' relationship to whales.

Rebecca is currently a creative-writing lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, and was shortlisted  … Read the rest  »


Emerging Writer #3 — Martin McKenzie-Murray

I can only hope that the book properly measures the trespass, and the size of their grief.’

We first noticed Martin’s talent back when he was an opinion writer for The Age, and signed him on the strength of his outstanding nonfiction proposal for a book centered around the murder of a young girl in Perth, titled A Murder Without … Read the rest  »


Emerging Writer #2 — Oliver Mol

Today, we’re going to talk about Oliver Mol. Oliver, a Sydney-based writer, was one of the winners of the inaugural Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers last year (and he is young! Just 25 when he won it).

Not long after his win, we signed his first book — a high-voltage work of creative nonfiction called Lion Attack! Part l … Read the rest  »


Introducing Anna Westbrook

I want to see more diverse voices in Australian historical novels to tell the stories that the ghosts want told

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve acquired a debut novel from a talented Sydney writer, Anna Westbrook. The Quiet Noise is eloquent and spare, based on the real-life murder of a young girl in inner Sydney in the 1 … Read the rest  »


Gerbrand Bakker shortlisted for the 2014 IMPAC prize

Congratulations to Gerbrand Bakker, whose novel The Detour has been shortlisted for the 2014 IMPAC prize. The Dutch novelist is a former winner of the prize: in 2010, for The Twin.

The IMPAC prize is one of the richest literary prizes, with prize money of €100,000. Books are nominated by public libraries in cities throughout the w … Read the rest  »