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The 2014 Ned Kelly Awards shortlists were announced at the Bendigo Writers Festival this weekend, containing four books by Text authors.

Of the six titles on the Fiction shortlist, three are published by Text: Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher, One Boy Missing by Stephen Orr and The Dying Beach by Angela Savage.

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No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff has been shortlisted in the True Crime category.

The winners will be announced at the Brisbane Writers Festival on 6 September 2014.

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John Freeman talks to Publishers Weekly about his new literary anthology series, Freeman’s, the first edition of which will be out next year.

Writers or missionaries?

The case for editing as you write.

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Listen to Jock Serong discuss his debut novel, Quota, on ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily.

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‘There’s a bristling, playful energy to Nic Low’s writing…the narrative fairly pulses along at a cracking pace with unexpected detours’: Thuy On in the Sydney Morning Herald on Nic Low’s debut, Arms Race.

Go Read Alice: the history of the diary novel.

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‘This book is no polemic: it’s a gripping and visceral tale.’ Mark Rubbo, Managing Director of Readings, on Sophie Cunningham’s Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy.

How fiction gets the publishing industry laughably wrong.

The Book that Wasn’t: 5 fiction writers talk about their novels in drawers.