Dennis Glover, Alice Pung, Andrew Ford, Les Murray, Erik Jensen, Stuart Kells, Benjamin Law, Christine Kenneally and Sarai Walker will be guests of the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival. The full program is online now.

Thursday 20 August

Les Murray will be a guest of the 2015 Queensland Poetry Festival.

Sunday 30 August
Time: 10:45am.
Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Performing Arts, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD.
Tickets: $14. Please book online.

Robert Adamson, Alice Pung, Sarai Walker, Lauren Sams and Andrew Leigh will be guests of the 2015 Brisbane Writers' Festival. Check the festival website for details about their events.

Wednesday 2 September

Radical Fat Acceptance: Is it time to accept that fat is fine?

Sarai Walker at the 2015 Festival for Dangerous Ideas.

Friday 4 September
Time: 2:00pm.
Venue: Sydney Opera House.
Tickets: $25. Please book online.

Winners and Losers: What if the past was better?

Dennis Glover at the 2015 Festival for Dangerous Ideas.

Saturday 5 September
Time: 3:00pm.
Venue: Sydney Opera House.
Tickets: $25. Please book online.

Black Inc. and Paperchain Bookstore invite you to hear David Uren, author of Takeover: Foreign Investment and the Australian Psyche in conversation with Chris Richardson.

Wednesday 9 September
Time: 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start.
Venue: Paperchain, 34 Franklin St, Manuka, ACT.
Tickets: Free event. Please RSVP to (02) 6295 6723 or

Vera Wasowski and Robert Hillman in conversation.

Thursday 10 September
Time: 6:30pm.
Venue: Readings, 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

Word for Word National Non-fiction Festival is Australia’s largest festival to showcase non-fiction literature, writing and ideas. 2015 guests include Russell Marks, Sean Doherty, Robert Hillman, Malcolm Knox and Dennis Glover.

Friday 11 September
For more information and to check the program, please visit the festival's website.

David Uren in conversation with Andrew Leigh MP

Thursday 17 September
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
Venue: Molonglo Theatre, Crawford School, ANU.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

Clare Atkins will be a guest of the 2015 Eye of the Storm Festival. 

For information about her events, please visit the festival website.

Thursday 17 September

Join author Stuart Kells as he talk about his ground-breaking counter-history of Penguin Books – both amusing and moving, and with a strong new Australian aspect.

Light refreshments provided. Q&A and book signing to follow the event.

Thursday 17 September
Time: 6:00pm.
Venue: Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker St, Castlemaine, VIC 3450.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

SHORTS@45 is delighted to be partnering with Black Inc. for the upcoming program on Monday 21 September. An evening of short stories by contemporary Australian women, from the collection, Something Special, Something Rare. Complimentary glass of wine or soft drink on arrival with every ticket purchase.

Program contributors include: Gillian Essex, Cate Kennedy, Favel Parrett and Penni Russon.

Monday 21 September
Time: 6:30pm.
Venue: Fortyfive Downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000..
Tickets: $20. Please book online.

Please join Asialink and Black Inc. for this event as Professor Michael Wesley argues that with the rise of great powers in Asia – Japan, China, India, Russia and perhaps, in time, Indonesia – it's time to question the longevity of the current international order and how Australia should respond to this new dynamic.

Wednesday 23 September
Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
Venue: Prest Theatre, Faculty of Business and Economics, 111 Barry Street, The University of Melbourne.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.


Laurinda by Alice Pung has been shortlisted for a 2015 Gold Inky Award.

Book club notes are now available to download for Night Games by Anna Krien and The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally.

Morry Schwartz has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to ideas and publishing.

Anna Krien has won the Best New Writer Award at the 2015 Cross British Sports Book Awards.

Black Inc. and Nero have won the Small Publisher of the Year Award at the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Night Games by Anna Krien has been shortlisted for the New Writing Award in the 2015 Cross British Sports Book Awards.

Book club notes for Amanda Lohrey's A Short History of Richard Kline are now available.