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Scribe designers shortlisted for the Australian Book Design Awards

We are delighted to see so many Scribe books on the shortlist for the Australian Book Design Awards! We’re so lucky to have such incredibly talented designers to work with. Allison Colpoys, Jenny Grigg, Miriam Rosenbloom; you guys are the best!

Congratulations to all the other shortlisted designers, too. You can see the entire … Read the rest  »


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  »