Stuart Kells will be a guest of the 2016 Williamstown Literary Festival. Please check the website for more details.

Saturday 18 June

Steve Bracks AC talks with Tim Watts, George Megalogenis and Frank Bongiorno about Australia’s past, its future and books that take a look at who we are and what we can become.

Saturday 18 June
Time: 2pm
Venue: Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson St, Williamstown, VIC 3016.
Tickets: $20. Please book online.

Frank Bongiorno in conversation with Andrew Reeves.

Sunday 19 June
Time: 2pm
Venue: The Warehouse, 36 Fraser St, Clunes, VIC 3370.
Tickets: Free event.

Klaus Neumann will be in conversation with Arnold Zable at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

Tuesday 28 June
Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall,  201 Napier St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065.


Laurinda by Alice Pung has won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult’s Literature at the 2016 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards.

Nona and Me by Clare Atkins has been shortlisted for the 2016 YABBA Awards.


Black Inc. congratulates Stuart Kells, whose book Penguin and the Lane Brothers: The Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution has won the 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize. Alan Cameron AO, chair of the judging panel commented: “we found the winner was a delight to read—informative and entertaining at the same time”. Kells’ book is a groundbreaking counter-history and portrait of the three brothers who built the global publishing powerhouse, Penguin Books.

Vera by Vera Wasowski and Robert Hillman, Laurinda by Alice Pung and Across the Seas by Klaus Neumann have all been shortlisted in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Body Lengths by Leisel Jones has been longlisted for the Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year at the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards.

The Eighties by Frank Bongiorno has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize.

Penguin and the Lane Brothers by Stuart Kells and Takeover by David Uren have both been shortlisted for the 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey has been longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize.