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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  »


Scribe is hiring - two positions available

Publicist (full time, 12-month maternity cover)

Scribe, an award-winning independent book publisher, is seeking a publicist to join our publicity department. Working across a list that encompasses 50–55 titles per year of serious non-fiction and quality fiction, this job will provide an opportunity to construct high-profile media  … Read the rest  »


RIP Peter Matthiessen

We were deeply saddened by the news that the acclaimed author Peter Matthiessen has passed away at the age of eighty-six. Scribe will publish his final book, In Paradise, in Australia and New Zealand on 30 May 2014.

Inspired by Matthiessen’s own experience at a Zen meditation retreat at Auschwitz in the 1990s, In Paradise is a … Read the rest  »


IMPAC shortlist announced next week

The IMPAC shortlist will be announced next week and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the three Scribe authors who made it to the longlist: Amy Espeseth for her acclaimed debut novel, Sufficient Grace, Riikka Pulkkinen for the ‘haunting, mesmerisingly written’ True, and Gerbrand Bakker (who won the IMPAC in 2010 for The … Read the rest  »


Scribe signs Oliver Mol

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve signed Oliver Mol’s first book, to be published in early 2015. Lion Attack! is a high-voltage, energetic work of creative nonfiction that explores what it means to be an Australian today. Part love story, part tragi-comedy, and part social critique, it is a coming-of-age story with a … Read the rest  »


Scribe appoints Philip Gwyn Jones as UK editor-at-large

We’re delighted to announce we’ve made our first editorial appointment for our UK office, appointing former Granta Books publisher Philip Gwyn Jones to the part-time role of editor-at-large.

Scribe publisher Henry Rosenbloom says: ‘I’ve been a huge admirer of his for several years, and we seem to have uncannily similar tastes and  … Read the rest  »


Winners of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers announced

We are incredibly pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers.

Co-winners: ‘I Don’t Know’, Briohny Doyle and ‘34 Memories From Growing Up in Texas’, Oliver Mol

Highly commended: ‘White Ears and Whistling Duck’, Rosanna Stevens

The winners were announced by Scribe’s publisher, Henry … Read the rest  »